West Virginia Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in West Virginia?   The average annual in-state college tuition in West Virginia was $10,474 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is $3,468 lower than the U.S. average and ranks West Virginia in the middle of the pack as the 40th most expensive and 13th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $222 from the 2015-2016 average of $10,252 and represents a 2.17% annual increase. The list of West Virginia colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 39 colleges and universities in West Virginia, the most popular being West Virginia University with 25,119 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,992. University of Charleston is the most expensive in West Virginia with an in-state tuition of $28,900.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. West Virginia colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in West Virginia or cheap West Virginia colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Explore West Virginia Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Alderson Broaddus College
Philippi, 1,005 Students
$25,140 53 67
American Public University System
Charles Town, 2,829 Students
$6,480 - -
Appalachian Bible College
Mount Hope, 191 Students
$12,380 35 56
Bethany College
Bethany, 667 Students
$26,496 41 49
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
Martinsburg, 1,052 Students
$288 - -
Bluefield State College
Bluefield, 1,117 Students
$6,408 21 58
Bridgemont Community and Technical College
Montgomery, 487 Students
$3,560 - -
Concord University
Athens, 2,007 Students
$7,080 28 74
Davis & Elkins College
Elkins, 771 Students
$28,000 44 60
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Moorefield, 167 Students
$3,360 - -
Fairmont State University
Fairmont, 3,394 Students
$5,216 34 75
Glenville State College
Glenville, 1,059 Students
$5,592 27 51
Huntington Junior College
Huntington, 428 Students
$8,100 - -
Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College
Institute, 1,005 Students
$3,560 - -
Marshall University
Huntington, 10,178 Students
$6,032 35 75
Mountain State College
Parkersburg, 104 Students
$8,100 - -
Mountwest Community and Technical College
Huntington, 1,198 Students
$3,888 - -
New River Community and Technical College
Beckley, 1,011 Students
$3,966 - -
Ohio Valley University
Vienna, 404 Students
$20,460 39 55
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Fairmont, 1,156 Students
$3,552 - -