Why not go somewhere you can scale a mountain while you’re making your way up to higher education? West Virginia is home to 43 colleges and universities that focus on research, medicine, and more. And if you’re interested in aerospace, biometrics, advanced energy, or chemicals and plastics, West Virginia has a thriving market for you to gain real-world work experience. Post-graduation, you won’t want to go anywhere. The unemployment rate is holding steady with the rest of the country,* and West Virginia is on USA Today’s 10 States With the Fastest Growing Economies list.
You’ll also want to stick around for the experiences you can’t get anywhere else. Known as the Mountain State, West Virginia is home to part of the Appalachian Mountains, which means you can take advantage of 800 miles of hiking, biking, rock climbing, and caving. There’s even more to see outside with forest covering 78% of the state.* West Virginia even has history etched into its land — with prehistoric burial mounds, oil and gas landmarks, and civil war monuments. Don’t just go to school in West Virginia, experience a new way of life.*Bureau of Labor Statistics *wvcommerce.org
Appalachian Bible College offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 70 students graduated with students earning 51 Bachelor's degrees, 9 Certificates, 8 Associate's degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.
Marshall University offers 195 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 2,999 students graduated with students earning 1,646 Bachelor's degrees, 866 Master's degrees, 232 Doctoral degrees, 140 Certificates, and 115 Associate's degrees.
University of Charleston offers 45 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 737 students graduated with students earning 415 Bachelor's degrees, 172 Master's degrees, 76 Associate's degrees, and 74 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Mountain State College Parkersburg, WV||11 : 1||21|
|Mercer County Technical Education Center Princeton, WV||87|
|Carver Career Center Charleston, WV||15 : 1||177|
|Appalachian Bible College Mount Hope, WV||16 : 1||227|
|West Virginia Wesleyan College Buckhannon, WV||19 : 1||1,226|
|International Beauty School 4 Martinsburg, WV||88|
|Davis & Elkins College Elkins, WV||18 : 1||776|
|West Virginia University Morgantown, WV||24 : 1||26,839|
|Fred W Eberle Technical Center Buckhannon, WV||116|
|Martinsburg College Martinsburg, WV||120 : 1||1,435|
|Roane-Jackson Technical Center Leroy, WV||28|
|West Liberty University West Liberty, WV||17 : 1||2,496|
|Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center Waverly, WV||57|
|Alderson Broaddus University Philippi, WV||16 : 1||913|
|Marshall University Huntington, WV||23 : 1||12,852|
|Monongalia County Technical Education Center Morgantown, WV||75|
|University of Charleston Charleston, WV||24 : 1||2,718|
|Bethany College Bethany, WV||12 : 1||535|
|Morgantown Beauty College Inc Morgantown, WV||69|
|Charleston School of Beauty Culture Charleston, WV||87|