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Quick Facts and Rankings

Best

Undergraduate 
Engineering Programs by 
U.S. News & World Report

#35

in Social Mobility for regional colleges in the South by
U.S. News & World Report

#65

Regional Colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report

#19

Top Public Regional Schools in the South by U.S. News & World Report

Top 100

Undergraduate Nursing Programs in the country by
U.S. News & World Report

#1

in West Virginia for annual  return on investment (Source: PayScale College  Return on Investment Report)

#12

in the United States for public colleges that pay off (Source: CNBC "Top 50 colleges that pay off the most in 2020")

top 15%

for salary potential among four-year colleges and universities in the United States (Source: PayScale College Salary Report)

1600+

enrolled students

25+

states represented

30+

countries represented

top 5

in West Virginia for international student enrollment by the
2022 Open Doors Data Report.

30+

academic programs

9

ABET accredited engineering programs

81%

fall to spring retention rate
(Source: 2021 West Virginia Higher Education Almanac)

88%

of students receive financial aid

13:1

student to faculty ratio (Source: 2021 West Virginia Higher Education Almanac)

3.54

average GPA score of incoming freshman (Source: 2021 West Virginia Higher Education Almanac)

1015

average SAT score of incoming freshman (Source: 2021 West Virginia Higher Education Almanac)

88%

in-state student population (Source: 2021 West Virginia Higher Education Almanac)

13%

minority student population (Source: 2021 West Virginia Higher Education Almanac)  

54%

female student population (Source: 2021 West Virginia Higher Education Almanac)

4%

 international student population (Source: 2021 West Virginia Higher Education Almanac)

#6

 among public universities in the U.S. for tenure-track faculty (Source: the Chronicle of Higher Education) This means students are much more likely to work with professors who are experts in their field, are excellent teachers and who actively pursue scholarly activity and community service.