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60 Colleges
5,043 Yearly Graduations
$38,420 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,240 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, West Virginia is ranked #38 in the country with 5,043 degrees handed out in 2021. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in West Virginia is $9,605 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $13,822 a year.

An estimated 59% of college students in West Virginia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,060 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Martinsburg College

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
944 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,691 students at Martinsburg College in total, 1,009 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 58 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 9% are men and 91% are women.

Roughly 4% of students at Martinsburg College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $902 a year.

#2

Pierpont Community and Technical College

Fairmont, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
354 Yearly Degrees
$5,086 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pierpont Community and Technical College is 1,613, which includes 945 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

41% of Pierpont Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,443 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Pierpont Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,840 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Valley College-Martinsburg

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
294 Yearly Degrees

There are 628 students at Valley College of Technology in total, 628 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 89% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,424 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Valley College of Technology is $21,025.

#4

West Virginia Junior College - Morgantown

Morgantown, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
215 Yearly Degrees
$14,657 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at West Virginia Junior College - Morgantown is 622, which includes 622 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 94% of students at WVJC Morgantown take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,490 a year.

Students who graduate from WVJC Morgantown with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,881 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
162 Yearly Degrees
$4,128 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,912 students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in total, 920 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

33% of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,165 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,404 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
157 Yearly Degrees
$4,084 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,040 full-time undergraduates at Southern, and 1,474 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

19% of Southern students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,479 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,905 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
155 Yearly Degrees
$4,590 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at New River Community and Technical College is 1,053, which includes 679 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

22% of New River Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,221 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New River Community and Technical College is $23,002.

#8

West Virginia Northern Community College

Wheeling, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
151 Yearly Degrees
$4,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at West Virginia Northern Community College is 1,253, which includes 571 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

17% of WVNCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,971 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WVNCC is $24,481.

#9

Academy of Careers and Technology

Beckley, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
150 Yearly Degrees

There are 145 full-time undergraduates at Academy of Careers and Technology, and 180 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Academy of Careers and Technology is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Academy of Careers and Technology is $24,678.

#9

BridgeValley Community & Technical College

South Charleston, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
150 Yearly Degrees
$5,284 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,040 full-time undergraduates at BridgeValley Community & Technical College, and 1,662 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

25% of BridgeValley Community & Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,025 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,638 during the early-career years.

#11

Mountwest Community and Technical College

Huntington, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
128 Yearly Degrees
$4,692 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,292 students at MCTC in total, 839 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at MCTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,716 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,697 during the early-career years.

#12

Fred W Eberle Technical Center

Buckhannon, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
118 Yearly Degrees

There are 76 students at Fred W Eberle Technical Center in total, 76 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Students who graduate from Fred W Eberle Technical Center with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,118 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$7,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 40,362 undergraduates at American Military University, of which 2,522 are full-time, and there are 50,047 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at American Military University. The freshman retention rate is 98%.

59% of American Military University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,701 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from American Military University is $28,143.

#14

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
106 Yearly Degrees
$7,892 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,573 undergraduates at Fairmont State, of which 2,861 are full-time, and there are 3,848 students altogether. For undergraduates at Fairmont State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 62% of accepted students are men, and 38% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,925 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,102 during the early-career years.

#15

James Rumsey Technical Institute

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees

There are 107 students at James Rumsey Technical Institute in total, 107 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at James Rumsey Technical Institute. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from James Rumsey Technical Institute is $43,358.

#16

Morgantown Beauty College Inc

Morgantown, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
93 Yearly Degrees

There are 69 students at Morgantown Beauty College Inc in total, 69 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

81% of Morgantown Beauty College Inc students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,174 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Morgantown Beauty College Inc is $21,492.

#17

Bluefield State College

Bluefield, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees
$8,434 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,243 students at Bluefield State College in total, 949 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Bluefield State College undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at Bluefield State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,549 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,543 during the early-career years.

#18

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Parkersburg, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees
$3,890 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,624 students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in total, 1,213 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

53% of West Virginia University at Parkersburg students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,514 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from West Virginia University at Parkersburg with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,852 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
80 Yearly Degrees
$8,552 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,772 undergraduates at Marshall University, of which 7,002 are full-time, and there are 11,958 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Marshall University is 4.6 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at Marshall University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,855 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,780 during the early-career years.

#20

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees
$9,144 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at West Virginia University is 26,269, of which 20,495 students are undergraduates and of those, 18,726 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,175 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from WVU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,828 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

West Virginia Junior College - Charleston

Charleston, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees
$14,427 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 218 students at WVJC Charleston in total, 218 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at WVJC Charleston is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 88% of students at WVJC Charleston take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,002 a year.

Students who graduate from WVJC Charleston with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,929 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Ross Medical Education Center - Charleston

Charleston, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Ross Medical Education Center - Charleston is 135, which includes 135 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

53% of Ross - Charleston students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,459 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ross - Charleston is $25,242.

#23

International Beauty School 4

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
74 Yearly Degrees

There are 85 students at International Beauty School 4 in total, 85 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 88% of students at International Beauty School 4 take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,732 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from International Beauty School 4 with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,287 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

West Liberty University

West Liberty, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
72 Yearly Degrees
$8,354 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,481 students at West Liberty University in total, 2,125 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,767 are full-time. It takes the average West Liberty University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at West Liberty University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,587 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from West Liberty University is $33,828.

#25

Carver Career Center

Charleston, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
65 Yearly Degrees

There are 178 full-time undergraduates at Carver Career Center, and 178 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,012 during the early-career years.

Other West Virginia Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Garnet Career Center 64
27 Cabell County Career Technology Center 63
28 Valley College-Beckley 62
29 Mercer County Technical Education Center 57
30 Huntington School of Beauty Culture 56
31 Monongalia County Technical Education Center 48
32 University of Charleston 47
33 Ross Medical Education Center - Morgantown 43
33 West Virginia Junior College - Bridgeport 43
35 Huntington Junior College 39
36 Charleston School of Beauty Culture 33
37 Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage Therapy 30
38 Putnam Career and Technical Center 29
38 West Virginia University Hospital Departments of Rad Tech and Nutrition 29
40 Fayette Institute of Technology 27
41 Roane-Jackson Technical Center 26
42 Wood County School of Practical Nursing 25
43 Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College 24
44 Mineral County Vocational Technical Center 23
45 Ben Franklin Career Center 22
45 Mountain State School of Massage 22
47 Shepherd University 21
47 United Technical Center 21
49 Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center 19
50 Mingo Extended Learning Center 18
51 West Virginia Wesleyan College 15
52 B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing 14
53 John D Rockefeller IV Career Center 12
54 West Virginia University Institute of Technology 11
55 Concord University 8
56 Glenville State College 4
57 Randolph Technical Center 3
58 Mountain State College 2
59 Wheeling University 0
59 Alderson Broaddus University 0

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