Mountain State College

Overview of Mountain State College

The main campus of Mountain State is in Parkersburg, WV (a small city). The school is a private, for-profit school. Mountain State offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

The school offers a wide array of programs of study, compared to other schools of its size. Mountain State students most commonly major in a field related to computer science and engineering, law.

Mountain State Selectivity

The school admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.


The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 100 enrolled students. Older students (40+ years old, e.g.) are welcome and common at Mountain State. Females make the bulk of the student body at the school.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Mountain State

Mountain State College
1508 Spring St
Parkersburg , WV 26101-3993
General Phone: (304) 485-5487

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Mountain State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology17medical assistant
Computer Science and Engineering4computer support
Office and Administration3administrative assistant
Business and Management2accounting
Therapy and Counseling2substance abuse counseling
Medical Administration1medical transcription
Law0legal secretary

Number of programs and degrees for Mountain State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree297
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years03

Mountain State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mountain State had a total enrollment of 100 students (113 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 98%
Black 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 7%
20-21 10%
22-24 17%
25-29 20%
30-34 16%
35-39 7%
40-49 14%
50-64 7%

Mountain State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %
Part-Time 60 %

Mountain State Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Mountain State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,165
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,165
Books and supplies $ 1,877

Financial Aid:
Mountain State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 500800)

Mountain State Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year2*5$24,000
All faculty totalcalendar year2*5$24,000

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

Mountain State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Mountain State Highlights

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What Sets Mountain State Apart:

Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%Mountain State Female % of student body
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Mountain State % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Mountain State Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Mountain State % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in law
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Mountain State % of degrees in law

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