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61 Colleges
4,511 Yearly Graduations
$38,718 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,987 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

West Virginia ranked #39 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 4,511 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $9,680 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $13,539 a year.

An estimated 57% of college students in West Virginia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,997 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 1,009 full-time undergraduates at Martinsburg College, and 1,691 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 58 to 1.

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

4% of Martinsburg College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $902 a year.

#2

Valley College-Martinsburg

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

89% of Valley College of Technology students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,424 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Valley College of Technology with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Mountwest Community and Technical College

Huntington, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
209 Yearly Degrees
$4,464 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 839 full-time undergraduates at MCTC, and 1,292 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $3,716 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% 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
$4,986 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 16.4% 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
$5,142 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at BridgeValley Community & Technical College is 1,662, which includes 1,040 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,025 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%.

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

The total student population at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is 3,912, which includes 920 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 typical student loan amount is $4,165 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 679 full-time undergraduates at New River Community and Technical College, and 1,053 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at New River Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,221 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% 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 $20,400.

#8

West Virginia Junior College - Morgantown

Morgantown, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
155 Yearly Degrees
$13,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 622 students at WVJC Morgantown in total, 622 are 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 average amount of student loans is $6,490 a year.

Students who graduate from WVJC Morgantown with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

West Virginia Northern Community College

Wheeling, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
144 Yearly Degrees
$4,317 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.

Roughly 17% of students at WVNCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,971 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.0% 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

There are 107 students at James Rumsey Technical Institute in total, 107 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at James Rumsey Technical Institute is 95%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

#11

Academy of Careers and Technology

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

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

Students who graduate from Academy of Careers and Technology with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Fred W Eberle Technical Center

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

There are 76 full-time undergraduates at Fred W Eberle Technical Center, and 76 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 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 1,474, which includes 1,040 full-time undergraduates. 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 28.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Fairmont State University

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

There are 3,848 students at Fairmont State in total, 3,573 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,861 are full-time. 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.

55% of Fairmont State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,925 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fairmont State is $25,700.

#15

Ross Medical Education Center - Charleston

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

There are 135 full-time undergraduates at Ross - Charleston, and 135 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $9,459 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,700 during the early-career years.

#16

Garnet Career Center

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

There are 63 full-time undergraduates at Garnet Career Center, and 76 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 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
$7,584 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,243 students at Bluefield State College in total, 949 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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 typical student loan amount is $6,549 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%.

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
$8,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,587 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from West Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Carver Career Center

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

The total student population at Carver Career Center is 178, which includes 178 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Carver Career Center is 98%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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
$9,600 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 187 full-time undergraduates at Huntington Junior College, and 212 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 56% of students at Huntington Junior College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,433 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Huntington Junior College is $15,200.

#21

Putnam Career and Technical Center

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

There are 20 students at PCTC in total, 20 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

#22

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
73 Yearly Degrees
$8,512 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,958 students at Marshall University in total, 8,772 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,002 are full-time. It takes the average Marshall University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 53% of students at Marshall University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,855 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Marshall University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

University of Charleston

Charleston, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
63 Yearly Degrees
$24,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,967 students at UC in total, 2,115 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,189 are full-time. For undergraduates at UC, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

63% of UC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,227 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UC is $32,500.

#24

Morgantown Beauty College Inc

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

The total student population at Morgantown Beauty College Inc is 69, which includes 69 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 81% of students at Morgantown Beauty College Inc take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,174 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Morgantown Beauty College Inc is $16,600.

#25

Charleston School of Beauty Culture

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

There are 62 students at Charleston School of Beauty Culture in total, 62 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 38% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,377 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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 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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