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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. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in West Virginia is $9,449 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $13,258 a 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 1,435 students at Martinsburg College in total, 465 are full-time undergraduates. Martinsburg College has a freshman retention rate of 91%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

There are 547 students at Valley College of Technology in total, 547 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,900 during the early-career years.

#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 1,768 students at MCTC in total, 1,035 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

40% of MCTC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from MCTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 1,912 students at Pierpont Community and Technical College in total, 1,054 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 45% of students at Pierpont Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pierpont Community and Technical College is $25,300.

#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 1,776, which includes 1,095 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 6,532 students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in total, 1,041 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

41% of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is $26,200.

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

There are 1,212 students at New River Community and Technical College in total, 714 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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 567 full-time undergraduates at WVJC Morgantown, and 567 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 90% of students at WVJC Morgantown take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,639 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WVJC Morgantown is $18,400.

#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 639 full-time undergraduates at WVNCC, and 1,352 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 26% of students at WVNCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from WVNCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 103, which includes 103 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

#11

Academy of Careers and Technology

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

There are 85 full-time undergraduates at Academy of Careers and Technology, and 115 students altogether. Academy of Careers and Technology has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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 116 students at Fred W Eberle Technical Center in total, 91 are 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

There are 1,007 full-time undergraduates at Southern, and 1,449 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

The total student population at Fairmont State University is 3,803, of which 3,563 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,955 are full-time. For undergraduates at Fairmont State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

#15

Ross Medical Education Center - Charleston

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

There are 141 students at Ross - Charleston in total, 141 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

65% of Ross - Charleston students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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 86 full-time undergraduates at Garnet Career Center, and 86 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Students who graduate from Garnet Career Center with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Bluefield State College

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

There are 1,241 students at Bluefield State College in total, 950 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Bluefield State College, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Roughly 46% of students at Bluefield State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bluefield State College is $25,600.

#18

West Liberty University

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

The total student population at West Liberty University is 2,496, of which 2,183 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,837 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at West Liberty University 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 typical student loan amount 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 177 students at Carver Career Center in total, 177 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

#20

Huntington Junior College

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

There are 277 students at Huntington Junior College in total, 241 are 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%.

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

The total student population at Putnam Career and Technical Center is 83, which includes 42 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 12,852, of which 9,415 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,123 are full-time. It takes the average Marshall University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

#23

University of Charleston

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

The total student population at University of Charleston is 2,718, of which 1,907 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,172 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. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 80% of students at UC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,099 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 11 to 1.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,384 a year. Morgantown Beauty College Inc has a 3.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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

The total student population at Charleston School of Beauty Culture is 87, which includes 87 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 38% of students at Charleston School of Beauty Culture take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,245 a year. Charleston School of Beauty Culture has a 6.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate 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 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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