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Net Price of West Virginia Colleges by Income

Cost of West Virginia Colleges Zoom In

Source: National Center for Educational Statistics. This is the most recent data available as of January 2021

Questions & Answers

  • What do all these numbers mean?

    All costs shown here are the average net cost paid by families in each income bracket for one year at the college in question. Net cost is the total cost of attendance for one year, minus government grants and institutional scholarships. Figures are based on data from the 2018-19 school year, which is the latest available as of January 2021.

  • What is “Total Cost” on the chart?

    Total cost is the total cost of attendance for one year at that particular college. It includes:

    • Tuition and fees (in-state tuition for public schools)
    • Room and board (on campus)
    • Books and supplies
    • Other expenses (travel and personal)

    There are detailed chart below for each school that shows these expenses. Click here to go to the individual cost breakdown for schools.

  • How can I use this information?

    This information is useful for building a realistic college budget. It's a good place to start until you better understand your specific circumstances. For example, let's say your income is $100,000 per year. This chart shows that the average state school would run $14,544 and the average private school would be $21,365. You can also get information on specific West Virginia schools in the chart above or the tables below.

  • Will my family pay the amount on this chart?

    Probably not. The numbers are averages. You may be below average or above average. However, there are two key points we can learn from this data:

    1. Families with higher incomes ($75,000-$110,000 and $110,000+) will most likely pay close to full price at the public schools.
    2. Private colleges have a higher list price but offer more discounts. This brings their net price much closer to the cost of state-funded schools.

  • Where did this information come from?

    As part of federal financial aid, colleges are required to provide detailed cost information to the U.S. government. This data is made available to the public through the National Center for Education Statistics. For more details, click here.

  • What about athletes, merit aid or minority students?

    Athletes, high achieving students, and those with minority status are averaged in with everyone else. Within each income bracket, there are families that pay more than average and families that pay less than average.

  • The costs on this chart seem large. How can families afford to pay it?

    For many families paying for college is not easy, but in the end they figure out. Most families will pay their net cost of college with some combination of:

    • College savings and investments
    • Payments from current income
    • Loans
    • Outside scholarships (check out the Scholarship Guide For Busy Parents to learn how your student can win scholarships)
    • Tax planning
    • Student work
Cost of West Virginia Schools Explanation

Net Price:

Net prices is the total cost of attendance for one year, minus the average amount in government grants and institutional scholarships the school awards. This is an average, so you may pay above the average or below the average. Your exact net price is likely to be different and sometimes drastically different.

Most families will pay the net price with some combination of savings and investments, current income and various loans. Some students will also receive scholarships from sources other than the federal or state government or the college. Any scholarships and grants from these outside sources are not included in the data. However, government grants and institutional scholarships are included in the averages.

Total Cost at West Virginia University (2018-19)
Tuition and Fees $8,376
Room and Board $10,576
Books $900
Other Expenses $2,620
Total $22,472

Total Cost:

Total cost is the total cost of attendance for that particular institution for the 2018-19 school year. This is the latest data available as of January 2021. Total costs include:

  • Tuition and fees (in-state tuition for public schools)
  • Room and board (on campus)
  • Books and supplies
  • Other expenses (travel and personal)

College Total Cost
Family Income WV Public $21,775 WV Private $42,086
$0 - $30k $8,662 $15,972
$30,001 – $48k $9,381 $16,678
$48,001 – $75k $11,846 $18,567
$75,001 – $110k $14,544 $21,365
$110,001+ $15,277 $24,030

Public vs. Private Averages

This table shows the average total cost of attendance for the West Virginia public and private colleges we have included in our analysis. The costs include a breakdown of the average net price paid by family income. Notice that the average private college is $7,000-$9,000 more than the average public school, depending on your income bracket. It is important to stress that these are averages. Most families will not be average, and their individual circumstances could be drastically different. I encourage all families to work with their preferred colleges to get information specific to their family.

Below are similar charts for each individual private and public college in West Virginia. Click a school to view its complete chart.

Public WV Schools Cost Breakdown

  • Bluefield State College

    Bluefield
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $7,056 $7,488
    Room and Board $10,300 $0
    Books $2,000 $2,200
    Other Expenses $4,000 $0
    Total $23,356 $9,688
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $6,673 $2,768
    $30,001 - $48k $7,391 $3,066
    $48,001 - $75k $10,610 $4,401
    $75,001 - $110k $13,797 $5,723
    $110,001+ $14,034 $5,821
  • Concord University

    Athens
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $8,211 $8,385
    Room and Board $8,988 $9,762
    Books $1,100 $1,100
    Other Expenses $2,944 $2,944
    Total $21,243 $22,191
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $7,729 $8,074
    $30,001 - $48k $8,260 $8,629
    $48,001 - $75k $9,782 $10,219
    $75,001 - $110k $11,884 $12,414
    $110,001+ $11,802 $12,329
  • Fairmont State University

    Fairmont
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $7,514 $7,738
    Room and Board $9,004 $9,730
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $2,000 $2,000
    Total $19,518 $20,468
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $7,595 $7,965
    $30,001 - $48k $8,114 $8,509
    $48,001 - $75k $11,075 $11,614
    $75,001 - $110k $13,240 $13,884
    $110,001+ $14,246 $14,939
  • Glenville State College

    Glenville
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $6,919 $7,308
    Room and Board $9,061 $10,182
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $4,464 $4,898
    Total $21,444 $23,388
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $11,574 $12,623
    $30,001 - $48k $12,341 $13,460
    $48,001 - $75k $14,921 $16,274
    $75,001 - $110k $17,744 $19,353
    $110,001+ $18,919 $20,634
  • Marshall University

    Huntington
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $8,128 $8,412
    Room and Board $10,454 $10,644
    Books $1,100 $1,100
    Other Expenses $2,287 $2,287
    Total $21,969 $22,443
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $5,770 $5,894
    $30,001 - $48k $6,741 $6,886
    $48,001 - $75k $8,488 $8,671
    $75,001 - $110k $12,613 $12,885
    $110,001+ $14,193 $14,499
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg

    Parkersburg
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $3,722 $3,890
    Room and Board $0 $0
    Books $1,500 $1,500
    Other Expenses $0 $0
    Total $5,222 $5,390
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $6,050 $6,245
    $30,001 - $48k $6,215 $6,415
    $48,001 - $75k $7,044 $7,271
    $75,001 - $110k $7,200 $7,432
    $110,001+ $7,319 $7,554
  • Potomac State College of West Virginia University

    Keyser
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $4,488 $4,536
    Room and Board $8,524 $8,780
    Books $900 $950
    Other Expenses $2,620 $2,750
    Total $16,532 $17,016
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $6,615 $6,809
    $30,001 - $48k $6,933 $7,136
    $48,001 - $75k $9,155 $9,423
    $75,001 - $110k $12,480 $12,845
    $110,001+ $12,381 $12,743
  • Shepherd University

    Shepherdstown
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $7,548 $7,784
    Room and Board $10,480 $10,750
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $2,875 $2,875
    Total $21,903 $22,409
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $8,068 $8,254
    $30,001 - $48k $8,377 $8,571
    $48,001 - $75k $11,719 $11,990
    $75,001 - $110k $14,106 $14,432
    $110,001+ $14,680 $15,019
  • West Virginia State University

    Institute
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $8,212 $8,237
    Room and Board $12,366 $12,538
    Books $1,621 $1,701
    Other Expenses $2,386 $2,505
    Total $24,585 $24,981
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $11,886 $12,077
    $30,001 - $48k $13,632 $13,852
    $48,001 - $75k $15,800 $16,054
    $75,001 - $110k $17,730 $18,016
    $110,001+ $17,848 $18,135
  • West Liberty University

    West Liberty
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $7,680 $7,990
    Room and Board $9,406 $9,614
    Books $1,645 $1,645
    Other Expenses $4,571 $4,035
    Total $23,302 $23,284
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $12,018 $12,009
    $30,001 - $48k $12,167 $12,158
    $48,001 - $75k $13,774 $13,763
    $75,001 - $110k $15,841 $15,829
    $110,001+ $18,830 $18,815
  • West Virginia University Institute of Technology

    Montgomery
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $7,464 $7,560
    Room and Board $11,390 $11,628
    Books $900 $950
    Other Expenses $2,620 $2,750
    Total $22,374 $22,888
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $8,142 $8,329
    $30,001 - $48k $8,753 $8,954
    $48,001 - $75k $11,764 $12,034
    $75,001 - $110k $14,363 $14,693
    $110,001+ $14,443 $14,775
  • West Virginia University

    Morgantown
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $8,856 $8,976
    Room and Board $10,918 $11,062
    Books $900 $950
    Other Expenses $2,620 $2,750
    Total $23,294 $23,738
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $9,213 $9,389
    $30,001 - $48k $10,486 $10,686
    $48,001 - $75k $13,220 $13,472
    $75,001 - $110k $16,189 $16,498
    $110,001+ $16,668 $16,986

Private WV Schools Cost Breakdown

  • Alderson Broaddus University

    Philippi
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $27,910 $29,220
    Room and Board $8,960 $9,400
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $2,882 $2,892
    Total $40,952 $42,712
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $16,494 $17,203
    $30,001 - $48k $17,780 $18,544
    $48,001 - $75k $20,911 $21,810
    $75,001 - $110k $25,141 $26,221
    $110,001+ $24,898 $25,968
  • Bethany College

    Bethany
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $29,773 $30,666
    Room and Board $10,580 $11,104
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $2,600 $2,600
    Total $44,153 $45,570
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $17,108 $17,657
    $30,001 - $48k $17,895 $18,469
    $48,001 - $75k $15,258 $15,748
    $75,001 - $110k $17,183 $17,734
    $110,001+ $25,905 $26,736
  • University of Charleston

    Charleston
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $30,900 $31,400
    Room and Board $9,400 $9,510
    Books $1,800 $1,800
    Other Expenses $2,600 $2,600
    Total $44,700 $45,310
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $21,081 $21,369
    $30,001 - $48k $20,500 $20,780
    $48,001 - $75k $23,953 $24,280
    $75,001 - $110k $24,475 $24,809
    $110,001+ $23,850 $24,175
  • Davis & Elkins College

    Elkins
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $29,590 $29,630
    Room and Board $9,250 $9,700
    Books $1,296 $1,324
    Other Expenses $2,928 $2,990
    Total $43,064 $43,644
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $16,077 $16,294
    $30,001 - $48k $15,556 $15,766
    $48,001 - $75k $16,014 $16,230
    $75,001 - $110k $19,857 $20,124
    $110,001+ $22,580 $22,884
  • Ohio Valley University

    Vienna
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $21,900 $21,900
    Room and Board $7,980 $7,980
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $2,000 $2,000
    Total $32,880 $32,880
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $15,386 $15,386
    $30,001 - $48k $15,140 $15,140
    $48,001 - $75k $18,072 $18,072
    $75,001 - $110k $21,080 $21,080
    $110,001+ $21,347 $21,347
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College

    Buckhannon
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $31,640 $31,944
    Room and Board $8,856 $9,298
    Books $2,500 $2,500
    Other Expenses $3,565 $3,565
    Total $46,561 $47,307
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $12,643 $12,846
    $30,001 - $48k $13,586 $13,804
    $48,001 - $75k $17,842 $18,128
    $75,001 - $110k $20,241 $20,565
    $110,001+ $22,627 $22,990
  • Wheeling Jesuit University

    Wheeling
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $29,290 $29,290
    Room and Board $9,900 $9,900
    Books $1,300 $1,300
    Other Expenses $1,800 $1,800
    Total $42,290 $42,290
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $13,018 $13,018
    $30,001 - $48k $16,291 $16,291
    $48,001 - $75k $17,920 $17,920
    $75,001 - $110k $21,575 $21,575
    $110,001+ $27,001 $27,001
 

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