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Potomac State College Of West Virginia University

Potomac State College Of West Virginia University

Potomac State College of West Virginia University was established in 1901, and started as the West Virginia University's Keyser Preparatory Branch. It was later renamed the West Virginia Preparatory School. The institute eventually became a junior college. The Potomac State College of West Virginia University offers approximately 50 associate's degree programs in a wide range of subjects.

The sports teams of the college are known as the Catamounts. The teams participate in volleyball, golf, basketball, baseball, softball, and soccer. The students are also associated with several clubs and organizations including the Physical Ed Club, Japanese Club, Campus Crusade For Christ, and Computer Club. The Student Government Association organizes a number of campus-wide activities and programs for the students.

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Potomac State College of West Virginia University
101 Fort Ave
Keyser , WV 26726
General Phone: (304) 788-6820
http://www.potomacstatecollege.edu

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Potomac State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts55liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies
Business and Management23business, business management
Education and Teaching21education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, physical education teaching
Security and Law Enforcement19criminal justice and safety
Agricultural Science and Management9agriculture, various agricutural courses
Engineering8civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Conservation and Resource Management8forestry, forest production
Media7journalism
Animal Science and Care7animal science
Office and Administration5administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering5information science
Medicine4pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary
Science and Laboratory Technician4science tech
Medical Support and Technology3pre-pharmacy
Landscaping and Horticulture2applied horticulture
Hospitality1hospitality management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine1pre-nursing

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

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Associate's degree16828
Bachelor's degree63
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years81

Potomac State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Potomac State had a total enrollment of 1,608 students (1,218 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 86%
Black 8%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 16%
18-19 52%
20-21 13%
22-24 4%
25-29 4%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

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

ResidencePercent
West Virginia53%
Maryland14%
Virginia12%
Pennsylvania7%
New Jersey6%
New York2%
(International Students)1%
Washington, DC1%
Delaware1%

Potomac State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 48 %
Part-Time 40 %

Potomac State Room and Board (2007)

Potomac State offers campus housing for 600 of its 1,218 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Keyser, 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 19 meals per week.

Potomac State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,726
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,674
Room and board $ 6,814
Room charge $ 2,640
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,174
Books and supplies $ 1,160
Other expenses $ 1,960

Financial Aid:
Potomac State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 382711)

Potomac State Faculty

Potomac State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured117
Non-tenured, but on tenure track89
Non-tenured and not on tenure track23

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
No academic rankcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: 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 year10$68,1303$65,521
Associate professoracademic year1*1*
Assistant professoracademic year2*4$40,558
Instructoracademic year8$39,71110$37,775
All faculty totalacademic year21$54,09318$43,577

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

Potomac State Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

SportMenWomenTotal
Total201232
Baseball8513
Basketball12012
All Other Sports077

Potomac State Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Forest Resources Production and Management
Forestry, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Hospitality
Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Media
Journalism

Medical Support And Technology
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Medicine
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Pre-Nursing Studies

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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Potomac State Highlights

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What Sets Potomac State Apart:

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% of degrees in engineering
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Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
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% of degrees in agricultural science and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Potomac State % of degrees in agricultural science and management
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Potomac State % of degrees in conservation and resource management
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 10%Potomac State % of degrees in education and teaching
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Potomac State Number of degree programs
% of degrees in media
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Potomac State % of degrees in media
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Potomac State % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Potomac State Dorm rooms per full-time student
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Potomac State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Salaries of full-time faculty
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%Potomac State Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Potomac State % of degrees in liberal arts

Notable:
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
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

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