Alderson Broaddus College

Overview of Alderson Broaddus College

Students attend Alderson Broaddus in Philippi, WV, a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is proud of its American Baptist status. Alderson Broaddus is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Alderson Broaddus has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in music, nursing and emergency medicine, science.

Alderson Broaddus Selectivity

Alderson Broaddus is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 420. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 430 and 520.


Alderson Broaddus maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

There are 751 students at Alderson Broaddus (as of 2007-2008).

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Alderson Broaddus offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Alderson Broaddus values student athletics, and belongs to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

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Contacting Alderson Broaddus

Alderson Broaddus College
101 College Hill Drive
Philippi , WV 26416-2035
General Phone: (304) 457-1700

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Alderson Broaddus Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology77health service and sciences, radiation therapist, physician assistant, health diagnostic professions
Nursing and Emergency Medicine47registered nursing
Science25biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry
Education and Teaching11elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching
Business and Management10business, business management, accounting, human resources management, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts8creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, political science, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management, recreational therapy
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science, computer science
Music2music, music performance
Fine Arts2fine arts
Media2communication studies
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy and religious studies
Therapy and Counseling2psychology
Mathematics1applied mathematics
Family and Social Work1family systems
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Alderson Broaddus in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree13032
Award of less than 1 academic year02
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years02
Postbaccalaureate certificate13
Associate's degree134
Master's degree572

Alderson Broaddus Student Body

In 2007-2008, Alderson Broaddus had a total enrollment of 751 students (771 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 27%
Women 73%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 32%
20-21 27%
22-24 16%
25-29 11%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

West Virginia82%
(International Students)1%
North Carolina1%

Alderson Broaddus Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %

Alderson Broaddus Room and Board (2007)

Alderson Broaddus offers campus housing for 580 of its 771 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Philippi, West Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other West Virginia Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

Alderson Broaddus Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420530
SAT Math430520
SAT Writing420520
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1623
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT34%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Alderson Broaddus Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,020
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,020
Room and board $ 6,798
Room charge $ 3,308
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,490
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,320

Financial Aid:
Alderson Broaddus participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 380600)

Alderson Broaddus Faculty

Alderson Broaddus has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track713
Non-tenured and not on tenure track51

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*4$50,656
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*6$50,928

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$48,1805$45,130
Associate professoracademic year5$41,3227$43,564
Assistant professoracademic year15$39,30612$37,018
Instructoracademic year1*3$33,940
All faculty totalacademic year26$41,31127$39,876

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Alderson Broaddus Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports132134

Alderson Broaddus Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Family Systems

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Applied Mathematics

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Physician Assistant

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked American Baptist affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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