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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

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, West Virginia is ranked #39 in the country with 4,511 degrees handed out in 2019. West Virginia colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $9,680 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $13,539 per 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

The total student population at Martinsburg College is 1,691, which includes 1,009 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.

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

The total student population at Valley College-Martinsburg is 628, which includes 628 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 89% of students at Valley College of Technology take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$4,464 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

There are 945 full-time undergraduates at Pierpont Community and Technical College, and 1,613 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 41% of students at Pierpont Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$5,142 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Roughly 25% of students at BridgeValley Community & Technical College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from BridgeValley Community & Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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.

Roughly 33% of students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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 1,053 students at New River Community and Technical College in total, 679 are 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 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 full-time undergraduates at WVJC Morgantown, and 622 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,490 a year.

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
$4,317 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 571 full-time undergraduates at WVNCC, and 1,253 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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

There are 107 full-time undergraduates at James Rumsey Technical Institute, and 107 students altogether. 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

The total student population at Academy of Careers and Technology is 180, which includes 145 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Academy of Careers and Technology. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

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

#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 76, which includes 76 full-time undergraduates. 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

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 28.6% 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 3,573 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.

Roughly 55% of students at Fairmont State take out loans to pay for college. 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 students at Ross - Charleston in total, 135 are 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 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%.

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 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 949 full-time undergraduates at Bluefield State College, and 1,243 students altogether. 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.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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
$8,150 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%. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

63% of West Liberty University students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%!

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 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 $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

The total student population at Huntington Junior College is 212, which includes 187 full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Huntington Junior College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $15,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 20, which includes 20 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

The total student population at Marshall University is 11,958, of which 8,772 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,002 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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

53% of Marshall University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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 2,115 undergraduates at UC, of which 1,189 are full-time, and there are 2,967 students altogether. 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%. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

63% of UC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,227 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average 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 69 full-time undergraduates at Morgantown Beauty College Inc, and 69 students altogether. 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 student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average 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 62, which includes 62 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 38% of students at Charleston School of Beauty Culture take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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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