Colleges in West Virginia: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

West Virginia Colleges Summary

West Virginia has a post-secondary student population of about 100,000. While only 12 other states have fewer students, only 13 other states have fewer people, so its student population is in line with the state's size. There are almost 80 colleges and career schools in the state. While West Virginia is one of only nine states with less than ten public schools, it is one of 12 states with more than 85% of its students enrolled in its public institutions.

The largest college in the state is West Virginia University with more than 65,000 students. This includes the West Virginia University Institute of Technology and the West Virginia University Hospital Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, which has less than 10 students (as of 2005 data).

Only one other college has more than 10,000 students, and that is Marshall University. Other larger schools with between 3,000 and 5,000 students include: Fairmont State University, Mountain State University, Shepherd University, West Virginia State University, and Fairmont State Community and Technical College.

There are approximately 30 post-secondary schools in West Virginia with fewer than 100 students. This includes the HRDE - Stanley Technical Institute with less than 30 students cumulatively in their 3 locations in Parkersburg, Clarksburg, and Hinton.

The mailing address and web site address for the West Virginia Department of Education is as follows:

Building 6, Room 358
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305-0330
Website: http://wvde.state.wv.us/

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Colleges and Universities in West Virginia

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Academy of Careers and Technology Beckley 200   Yes
Alderson Broaddus College Philippi 751 580 No V: 420-530
M: 430-520
W: 420-520
American Public University System Charles Town 14,769   Yes
Appalachian Bible College Mount Hope 273 246 No V: 520-648
M: 460-650
B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing Glen Dale 18   No
Beckley Beauty Academy Beckley 47   Yes
Ben Franklin Career Center Dunbar 434   Yes
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg 2,192   Yes
Bluefield State College Bluefield 1,804   No V: 410-510
M: 420-530
Cabell County Career Technology Center Huntington 368   Yes
Carver Career Center Charleston 222   Yes
Charleston School of Beauty Culture Charleston 85   Yes
Clarksburg Beauty Academy Clarksburg 66   Yes
Community and Technical College at West Virginia University Institute of Technology Montgomery 760   Yes
Concord University Athens 2,735 1,200 No V: 310-610
M: 300-620
W: 310-610
Davis & Elkins College Elkins 640 572 No V: 380-490
M: 390-490
W: 390-490
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Moorefield 537   Yes
Fairmont State University Fairmont 4,464 1,068 No V: 430-530
M: 430-530
Fayette Institute of Technology Oak Hill 24   Yes
Fred W Eberle Technical Center Buckhannon 76   Yes
Garnet Career Center Charleston 142   Yes
Glenville State College Glenville 1,441 596 No V: 340-490
M: 350-480
HRDE Stanley Technical Institute Clarksburg Clarksburg 21   Yes
HRDE Stanley Technical Institute Hinton Hinton 14   Yes
HRDE Stanley Technical Institute Parkersburg Parkersburg 9   Yes
Huntington Junior College Huntington 745   Yes
Huntington School of Beauty Culture Main Campus Huntington 115   No
International Beauty School Martinsburg Martinsburg 87   Yes
James Rumsey Technical Institute Martinsburg 132 14 Yes
John D Rockefeller IV Career Center New Cumberland 15   Yes
Marshall Community and Technical College Huntington 2,476 2,537 Yes
Marshall University Huntington 13,808 2,537 No V: 450-560
M: 440-560
W: 440-550
Mercer County Technical Education Center Princeton 69   Yes
Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center Waverly 69 78 Yes
Monongalia County Technical Education Center Morgantown 93   No
Morgantown Beauty College Morgantown 27   Yes
Mountain State College Parkersburg 100   Yes
Mountain State School of Massage Charleston 49   Yes
Mountain State University Beckley 4,847 192 Yes
Mountaineer Beauty College Saint Albans 51   Yes
New River Community and Technical College Beckley 2,232   Yes
Ohio Valley University Vienna 546 272 No V: 410-540
M: 430-570
W: 420-530
Opportunities Industrialization Center North Central West Virginia Fairmont 36   Yes
Pierpont Community and Technical College Fairmont 2,878 1,068 Yes
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Keyser 1,608 600 Yes
Putnam Career and Technical Center Eleanor 90   Yes
Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center Logan 34   Yes
Roane Jackson Technical Center Leroy 52   Yes
Scott College of Cosmetology Wheeling 59   Yes
Shepherd University Shepherdstown 4,119 1,308 No V: 450-560
M: 460-540
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Mount Gay 2,273   Yes
United Technical Center Clarksburg 27   No
University of Charleston Charleston 1,398 699 No V: 430-530
M: 440-580
Valley Beauty School Parkersburg Parkersburg 24   Yes
West Liberty State College West Liberty 2,405 1,380 No V: 390-480
M: 400-470
West Virginia Business College Wheeling Wheeling 64   Yes
West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Bridgeport 219   Yes
West Virginia Northern Community College Wheeling 3,128   Yes
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Lewisburg 595   No
West Virginia State Community and Technical College Institute 1,634   Yes
West Virginia State University Institute 3,218 568 No V: 340-430
M: 330-450
W: 330-385
West Virginia University Morgantown 28,113 5,375 No V: 470-560
M: 490-590
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg 3,743   Yes
West Virginia University Hospital Departments of Rad Tech and Nutrition Morgantown 50   No V: 500-570
M: 530-560
W: 490-580
West Virginia University Institute of Technology Montgomery 1,453 600 No V: 380-500
M: 380-500
W: 380-500
West Virginia Wesleyan College Buckhannon 1,275 1,061 No V: 430-540
M: 430-550
W: 410-550
Wheeling Jesuit University Wheeling 1,420 888 No V: 450-550
M: 450-550
Wood County School of Practical Nursing Parkersburg 31   No
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