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West Virginia Healthcare Colleges

62 Colleges
6,699 Yearly Graduations
$40,875 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,152 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly healthcare graduations, West Virginia is ranked #38 in the country with 6,699 degrees handed out in 2019. West Virginia colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $10,219 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $14,021 per year.

About 63% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,288 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
819 Yearly Degrees
$8,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at West Virginia University is 26,839, of which 21,086 students are undergraduates and of those, 19,369 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at WVU is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,041 a year. WVU has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WVU is $34,500.

#2

Marshall University

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

There are 9,415 undergraduates at Marshall University, of which 7,123 are full-time, and there are 12,852 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% 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.

#3

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
676 Yearly Degrees
$7,324 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at American Public University System is 45,249, of which 37,335 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,425 are full-time. For undergraduates at American Military University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Roughly 69% of students at American Military University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,399 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from American Military University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

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. The freshman retention rate at Martinsburg College is 91%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

#5

Valley College-Martinsburg

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

The total student population at Valley College-Martinsburg is 547, which includes 547 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 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%.

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.

#6

University of Charleston

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

There are 2,718 students at UC in total, 1,907 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,172 are full-time. It takes the average UC undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 32% of accepted students 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. UC has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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.

Public Public vs. Private
207 Yearly Degrees

WVSOM has a 1.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WVSOM is $65,800.

#8

BridgeValley Community & Technical College

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

There are 1,095 full-time undergraduates at BridgeValley Community & Technical College, and 1,776 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

31% of BridgeValley Community & Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,200 during the early-career years.

#9

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
188 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.

#10

West Virginia Junior College - Morgantown

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

There are 567 students at WVJC Morgantown in total, 567 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

90% of WVJC Morgantown students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#11

Mountwest Community and Technical College

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

The total student population at Mountwest Community and Technical College is 1,768, which includes 1,035 full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCTC is $21,300.

#12

West Liberty University

West Liberty, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
153 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 school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at West Liberty University take out loans to pay for college. 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.

#13

Pierpont Community and Technical College

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

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

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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.

#14

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
140 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.

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%.

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

#15

West Virginia Northern Community College

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

The total student population at West Virginia Northern Community College is 1,352, which includes 639 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 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.

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

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

Roughly 22% of students at Southern take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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.

#17

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, West Virginia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
130 Yearly Degrees
$29,290 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 532 undergraduates at Wheeling Jesuit, of which 423 are full-time, and there are 798 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Wheeling Jesuit is 4.2 years.

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,686 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Wheeling Jesuit with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Bluefield State College

Bluefield, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
124 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. It takes the average Bluefield State College undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. 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 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%.

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

#19

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Public Public vs. Private
105 Yearly Degrees
$7,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,200 undergraduates at Shepherd University, of which 2,354 are full-time, and there are 3,554 students altogether. For undergraduates at Shepherd University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

Roughly 55% of students at Shepherd University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,360 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Shepherd University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

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.

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

The total student population at New River Community and Technical College is 1,212, which includes 714 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New River Community and Technical College is $20,400.

#22

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.

63% of Huntington Junior College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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.

#23

Academy of Careers and Technology

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

The total student population at Academy of Careers and Technology is 115, which includes 85 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Academy of Careers and Technology. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

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.

#23

Garnet Career Center

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

There are 86 students at Garnet Career Center in total, 86 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Garnet Career Center is $19,900.

#25

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

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

The total student population at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 2,818, which includes 1,226 full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is 4.7 years.

Roughly 42% of students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,354 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.5% 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 $23,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other West Virginia Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Alderson Broaddus University 65
27 West Virginia Wesleyan College 57
28 West Virginia Junior College - Bridgeport 48
29 Monongalia County Technical Education Center 45
29 Putnam Career and Technical Center 45
31 James Rumsey Technical Institute 44
32 Davis & Elkins College 42
33 West Virginia Junior College - Charleston 40
34 West Virginia University Hospital Departments of Rad Tech and Nutrition 35
35 Mingo Extended Learning Center 34
35 Ross Medical Education Center - Morgantown 34
37 Mercer County Technical Education Center 28
37 John D Rockefeller IV Career Center 28
39 Carver Career Center 27
40 Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center 26
41 United Technical Center 24
42 Concord University 23
43 Mountain State School of Massage 22
44 Fred W Eberle Technical Center 21
45 Fayette Institute of Technology 20
45 Cabell County Career Technology Center 20
45 Wood County School of Practical Nursing 20
48 Mineral County Vocational Technical Center 19
49 B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing 18
50 Roane-Jackson Technical Center 17
51 Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage Therapy 14
52 Salem International University 12
53 Mountain State College 11
53 Randolph Technical Center 11
55 West Virginia State University 7
56 Morgantown Beauty College Inc 4
57 West Virginia University Institute of Technology 3
57 Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College 3
59 Ohio Valley University 2
60 Ben Franklin Career Center 1
61 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 0
61 Strayer University - West Virginia 0

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