West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Parkersburg, WV 26104


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,561
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


West Virginia University at Parkersburg has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

West Virginia University at Parkersburg charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $7,920 and in-state students paid $3,384.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 73% of West Virginia University at Parkersburg's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 52% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $2,381 (which is 46.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in 2016-2017, was 63, which is 22% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $1,493 (which is 71.8% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, West Virginia University at Parkersburg has enrolled a total of 2,561 students (1,516 students full-time and 1,045 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,561 students, 161 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 40% men and 60% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 308 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 94%

Two or more races: 3%

Black/African American: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Asian: 1%

Hispanic: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 38% 897 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 14% 341 71
Education 7% 174
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 6% 145
Health Professions And Related Programs 6% 133 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 5% 114
Precision Production 4% 106
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 2% 53
Legal Professions And Studies 2% 49
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 2% 45 11

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of West Virginia University at Parkersburg full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of West Virginia University at Parkersburg graduates 6 years after enrollment is $24,500. Last year, out of the total 240 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 209 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 299 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 251 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $24,500 $33,500
Employment Rate 87% 84%
Total Graduates 240 299

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

Glenville State College
40.9 mile away
Marshall University
73.9 mile away
Fairmont State University
74.1 mile away