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Cheapest Colleges in West Virginia by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of West Virginia these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in West Virginia list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our West Virginia tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in West Virginia are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2016/2017 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in West Virginia? Leading the colleges list is West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg with an in state total cost of $8,584.

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 rating methodology.

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.

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West Virginia's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$8,584
In State Total Cost
1) West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Parkersburg, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$12,856
In State Total Cost
2) Potomac State College of West Virginia University
Keyser, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,904
In State Total Cost
3) American Public University System
Charles Town, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,330
In State Total Cost
4) Mountain State University
Beckley, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,688
In State Total Cost
5) Concord University
Athens, Public Not For Profit
27 73
$17,362
In State Total Cost
6) West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Montgomery, Public Not For Profit
41 82
$17,590
In State Total Cost
7) Fairmont State University
Fairmont, Public Not For Profit
35 75
$17,804
In State Total Cost
8) West Liberty University
West Liberty, Public Not For Profit
41 72
$17,852
In State Total Cost
9) Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, Public Not For Profit
31 71
$18,008
In State Total Cost
10) Bluefield State College
Bluefield, Public Not For Profit
21 59
$18,380
In State Total Cost
11) Marshall University
Huntington, Public Not For Profit
36 75
$18,386
In State Total Cost
12) Glenville State College
Glenville, Public Not For Profit
26 49
$19,110
In State Total Cost
13) West Virginia University
Morgantown, Public Not For Profit
51 81
$19,855
In State Total Cost
14) West Virginia State University
Institute, Public Not For Profit
13 33
$22,080
In State Total Cost
15) Salem International University
Salem, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$22,590
In State Total Cost
16) Appalachian Bible College
Mount Hope, Private Not For Profit
54 71
$28,910
In State Total Cost
17) Ohio Valley University
Vienna, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$34,340
In State Total Cost
18) Alderson Broaddus College
Philippi, Private Not For Profit
49 65
$37,206
In State Total Cost
19) Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling, Private Not For Profit
62 69
$38,620
In State Total Cost
20) Bethany College
Bethany, Private Not For Profit
35 40