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61 Colleges
4,511 Yearly Graduations
$37,797 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,327 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, West Virginia is ranked #39 in the country with 4,511 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $9,449 per year to get their degree at a college in West Virginia, while out of state students will pay an average of $13,258 per year.

About 62% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,082 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Martinsburg College

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

There are 1,203 students at Martinsburg College in total, 98 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Martinsburg College. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 2% of accepted students are men, and 98% are women.

#2

Valley College-Martinsburg

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

The total student population at Valley College-Martinsburg is 516, which includes 516 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

90% of Valley College of Technology students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,366 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Valley College of Technology is $21,900.

#3

Mountwest Community and Technical College

Huntington, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
209 Yearly Degrees
$4,182 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,035 full-time undergraduates at MCTC, and 1,873 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,673 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,300 during the early-career years.

#4

Pierpont Community and Technical College

Fairmont, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
207 Yearly Degrees
$4,938 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,828 students at Pierpont Community and Technical College in total, 1,022 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

45% of Pierpont Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,007 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,300 during the early-career years.

#5

BridgeValley Community & Technical College

South Charleston, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
203 Yearly Degrees
$4,867 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at BridgeValley Community & Technical College is 1,689, which includes 1,048 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at BridgeValley Community & Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,954 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BridgeValley Community & Technical College is $24,200.

#6

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

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

There are 1,113 full-time undergraduates at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, and 6,273 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 41% of students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,365 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
156 Yearly Degrees
$4,372 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,169 students at New River Community and Technical College in total, 700 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at New River Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,848 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from New River Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

West Virginia Junior College - Morgantown

Morgantown, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
155 Yearly Degrees
$13,210 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 540 full-time undergraduates at WVJC Morgantown, and 540 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,639 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,400 during the early-career years.

#9

West Virginia Northern Community College

Wheeling, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
144 Yearly Degrees
$4,155 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,541 students at WVNCC in total, 638 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

26% of WVNCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,843 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 $22,100.

#10

James Rumsey Technical Institute

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

The total student population at James Rumsey Technical Institute is 135, which includes 135 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at James Rumsey Technical Institute. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

#11

Academy of Careers and Technology

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

The total student population at Academy of Careers and Technology is 155, which includes 101 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Academy of Careers and Technology is $27,800.

#12

Fred W Eberle Technical Center

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

The total student population at Fred W Eberle Technical Center is 224, which includes 174 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

The total student population at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is 1,458, which includes 1,048 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

22% of Southern students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,648 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,100 during the early-career years.

#14

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$7,738 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,947 students at Fairmont State in total, 3,674 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,114 are full-time. For undergraduates at Fairmont State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at Fairmont State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,626 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Fairmont State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Ross Medical Education Center - Charleston

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

The total student population at Ross Medical Education Center - Charleston is 107, which includes 107 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 65% of students at Ross - Charleston take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,234 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ross - Charleston with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Garnet Career Center

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

There are 91 students at Garnet Career Center in total, 91 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,900 during the early-career years.

#16

Bluefield State College

Bluefield, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees
$7,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,275 students at Bluefield State College in total, 985 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,897 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bluefield State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

West Liberty University

West Liberty, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
91 Yearly Degrees
$7,990 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,526 students at West Liberty University in total, 2,225 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,871 are full-time. For undergraduates at West Liberty University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

70% of West Liberty University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,625 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,800 during the early-career years.

#19

Carver Career Center

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

There are 170 full-time undergraduates at Carver Career Center, and 170 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,400 during the early-career years.

#20

Huntington Junior College

Huntington, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees
$9,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Huntington Junior College is 315, which includes 282 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 63% of students at Huntington Junior College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,395 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $15,200 during the early-career years.

#21

Putnam Career and Technical Center

Eleanor, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Putnam Career and Technical Center is 89, which includes 40 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

#22

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
73 Yearly Degrees
$8,412 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Marshall University is 13,204, of which 9,593 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,460 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Marshall University is 4.5 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

58% of Marshall University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,892 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Marshall University is $28,500.

#23

University of Charleston

Charleston, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
63 Yearly Degrees
$23,389 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,623 students at UC in total, 1,930 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,205 are full-time. It takes the average UC undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,099 a year. UC has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,500 during the early-career years.

#24

Morgantown Beauty College Inc

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

There are 87 students at Morgantown Beauty College Inc in total, 87 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

68% of Morgantown Beauty College Inc students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,384 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Morgantown Beauty College Inc with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $16,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Charleston School of Beauty Culture

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

There are 80 full-time undergraduates at Charleston School of Beauty Culture, and 80 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

38% of Charleston School of Beauty Culture students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,245 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Charleston School of Beauty Culture with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $15,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other West Virginia Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 International Beauty School 4 55
27 West Virginia University at Parkersburg 54
28 Monongalia County Technical Education Center 51
28 Mercer County Technical Education Center 51
30 Cabell County Career Technology Center 48
30 West Virginia Junior College - Bridgeport 48
32 Huntington School of Beauty Culture 45
33 American Public University System 44
33 West Virginia University 44
35 West Virginia Junior College - Charleston 40
36 Ben Franklin Career Center 36
37 Mingo Extended Learning Center 34
37 Ross Medical Education Center - Morgantown 34
39 Fayette Institute of Technology 30
39 Shepherd University 30
41 West Virginia University Hospital Departments of Rad Tech and Nutrition 28
41 John D Rockefeller IV Career Center 28
43 Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center 26
43 Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage Therapy 26
43 Roane-Jackson Technical Center 26
46 United Technical Center 24
47 Mountain State School of Massage 22
47 Scott College of Cosmetology 22
49 Wood County School of Practical Nursing 20
50 Mineral County Vocational Technical Center 19
51 B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing 18
52 Wheeling Jesuit University 15
53 Glenville State College 12
54 Concord University 11
54 Mountain State College 11
54 Randolph Technical Center 11
57 Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College 10
58 West Virginia Wesleyan College 9
59 Ohio Valley University 8
60 West Virginia University Institute of Technology 7
61 Davis & Elkins College 0

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