West Virginia State University Graduate School

West Virginia State University (referred to as WVSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Institute, WV. WVSU is a historically black school.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of WVSU is $9,743 for West Virginia residents and $20,649 for out-of-state students. The school has 151 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 3,785 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

West Virginia State University (referred to as WVSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Institute, WV. WVSU is a historically black school.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1927 - Current[Estimated Date]).
WVSU Directory Information
School NameWest Virginia State University (WVSU)
AddressRte 25, Institute, WV 25112-1000
Phone304-766-3000
Webhttps://www.wvstateu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://wvstateu.edu/Admissions/APPLY-NOW.aspx
Financial Infohttps://www.wvstateu.edu/Admissions/Financial-Aid.aspx
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of WVSU is $9,743 for West Virginia residents and $20,649 for out-of-state students. The school has 151 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 3,785 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 32 graduate programs through Master's. Among them, 2 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$20,649
$9,743 for West Virginia Residents
Student Population151
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's
Number of Programs32 graduate programs
(2 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at WVSU is $9,743 for West Virginia residents and $20,649 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $462 for West Virginia residents and $1,077 for out-of-state students.
WVSU offers the alternative tuition planstuition guarantee, including tuition guarantee.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
West Virginia Residents$9,743
Out-of-State$20,649
Tuition per Credit Hour
West Virginia Residents$462
Out-of-State$1,077
WVSU offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)2 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of West Virginia State University is $9,743 for West Virginia residents and $20,649 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 0.69% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
West Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$8,074$500$18,880$500
2019-2020$8,074$525$18,880$525
2020-2021$8,224$525$19,030$525
2021-2022$8,636$525$19,982$525
2022-2023$9,168$575$19,974$675
The graduate school tuition & fees of WVSU is relatively expensive compared to public graduate schools in West Virginia. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the West Virginia graduate tuition is $17,022 (public) / $12,719 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
West Virginia State University$9,743$20,649
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
West Virginia Graduate Schools$10,955$14,463
Public$9,220$17,022
Private$12,719
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $15,226 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at WVSU.
On-campus living costs are increased by 1.83% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $12,580. Off-campus living costs are increased by 0.33% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$12,366$2,386$9,022$3,376
2019-2020$12,538$2,505$9,473$3,545
2020-2021$12,886$2,066$9,473$3,066
2021-2022$12,886$2,066$9,473$3,066
2022-2023$12,214$3,012$9,568$3,012
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $462 for West Virginia residents and $1,077 for other students at West Virginia State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.57% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
West Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$442$1,042
2019-2020$442$1,042
2020-2021$450$1,050
2021-2022$450$1,050
2022-2023$462$1,077

Graduate Programs at WVSU

West Virginia State University offers 7 graduate programs for Master's. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 66 students have completed their study at West Virginia State University.
Offered Degrees at West Virginia State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree7166
Total7166
The most popular program at West Virginia State University is the Educational Leadership and Administration program and last year 24 students have earned/completed their degree program.
West Virginia State University offers 7 programs through Master's. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 66 students have completed their graduate studies.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 5 completers-
Mass Communication/Media Studies5-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Computer Science2-
Education [+] (1 completers) 24 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration24-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Biotechnology3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 15 completers-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness15-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 11 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration11-
Human Services [+] 6 completers-
Public Administration6-
Total66

Graduate Student Population at WVSU

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 151 students enrolled into West Virginia State University graduate schools where it has total 3,785 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 82 full-time and 69 part-time graduate students. By gender, 59 male and 92 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1515992
Full-time824042
Part-tme691950
West Virginia State University is a historically black school and 21 (13.91% of total students) students are Black/African American at West Virginia State University. There are 83 White (54.97%), 3 Hispanic (1.99%), 1 Asian (0.66%), and 43 students with other races. 14 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1515992
American Indian/Native American303
Asian110
Black/African American211011
Hispanic303
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White833251
Two More110
Un-Known24717
Non-resident Alien1477
West Virginia State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 51 graduate students (33.77% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 34 graduate students (22.52% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total151
Enrolled Online Exclusively51
Enrolled Some Online Courses34
Not in Online Courses66
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at West Virginia State University. 44 students are aged 20 to 24 (29.14% of total students), 19 students are aged above 50 (12.58%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at West Virginia State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1515992
Age 22-24442123
Age 25-29371720
Age 30-3420911
Age 35-3917512
Age 40-4914410
Age 50-6417314
Over 64202

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