West Liberty State College

West Liberty State College

West Liberty State College, established in 1837, is located in West Liberty, West Virginia. It was renamed West Liberty University on May 3, 2009. The main campus of the school is situated on more than 200 acres. West Liberty University offers degrees and programs through the following schools:

  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Sciences

The students of West Liberty University are represented by a Student Government Association. The university campus has sororities and fraternities such as Alpha Xi Delta, Lambda Psi Sigma, Kappa Delta Kappa, Delta Zeta Pi, and Beta Theta Gamma. The sports teams of West Liberty University, nicknamed The Hilltoppers, participate in golf, wrestling, tennis, cross country, basketball, softball, and baseball.

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Contacting West Liberty State College

West Liberty State College
Route 88
West Liberty , WV 26074
General Phone: (304) 336-5000

West Liberty State College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts84English, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, social services, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management83business management, CIO training
Education and Teaching77elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Medical Support and Technology49dental hygienist, clinical lab tech
Security and Law Enforcement37criminal justice and safety
Nursing and Emergency Medicine16registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14exercise science
Therapy and Counseling12psychology
Media12communication studies
Science10biology, chemistry
Design7graphic design

Number of programs and degrees for West Liberty State College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree37022
Associate's degree311

West Liberty State College Student Body

In 2007-2008, West Liberty State College had a total enrollment of 2,405 students (2,149 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%
Graduate 0%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 93%
Black 4%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 33%
20-21 29%
22-24 19%
25-29 7%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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

West Virginia56%
Washington, DC2%
New Jersey1%

West Liberty State College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %
Part-Time 36 %

West Liberty State College Room and Board (2007)

West Liberty State College offers campus housing for 1,380 of its 2,149 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of West Liberty, 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.

West Liberty State College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal390480
SAT Math400470
ACT Verbal1723
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT11%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT89%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

West Liberty State College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,464
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,896
Room and board $ 6,282
Room charge $ 3,590
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,692
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,250

Financial Aid:
West Liberty State College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 382300)

West Liberty State College Faculty

West Liberty State College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2516
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1512

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*2*
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$53,5233$58,144

*: 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 year12$60,2164$56,286
Associate professoracademic year20$51,35611$49,152
Assistant professoracademic year18$41,99610$45,081
Instructoracademic year7$42,2629$40,568
Lectureracademic year3$35,6411*
All faculty totalacademic year60$48,47335$46,163

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

West Liberty State College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
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 Sports242852

West Liberty State College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Information Resources Management/CIO Training

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets West Liberty State College Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 12%West Liberty State College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 20%West Liberty State College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
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checked Remedial classes for students
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checked On-campus library
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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