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Cheapest Colleges in West Virginia by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in West Virginia but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in West Virginia for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 out of state total cost of $13,120.

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 Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$13,120
Out of State Total Cost
1) West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Parkersburg, Public Not For Profit
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$13,904
Out of State Total Cost
2) American Public University System
Charles Town, Private For Profit
- -
$19,216
Out of State Total Cost
3) Potomac State College of West Virginia University
Keyser, Public Not For Profit
- -
$22,080
Out of State Total Cost
4) Salem International University
Salem, Private For Profit
- -
$22,590
Out of State Total Cost
5) Appalachian Bible College
Mount Hope, Private Not For Profit
35 56
$24,476
Out of State Total Cost
6) Bluefield State College
Bluefield, Public Not For Profit
21 58
$25,094
Out of State Total Cost
7) Fairmont State University
Fairmont, Public Not For Profit
34 75
$25,160
Out of State Total Cost
8) West Liberty University
West Liberty, Public Not For Profit
35 68
$25,172
Out of State Total Cost
9) Concord University
Athens, Public Not For Profit
28 74
$25,946
Out of State Total Cost
10) Glenville State College
Glenville, Public Not For Profit
27 51
$27,214
Out of State Total Cost
11) Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, Public Not For Profit
30 69
$27,442
Out of State Total Cost
12) West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Montgomery, Public Not For Profit
47 84
$27,608
Out of State Total Cost
13) Marshall University
Huntington, Public Not For Profit
35 75
$28,431
Out of State Total Cost
14) West Virginia State University
Institute, Public Not For Profit
11 25
$28,910
Out of State Total Cost
15) Ohio Valley University
Vienna, Private Not For Profit
39 55
$33,606
Out of State Total Cost
16) West Virginia University
Morgantown, Public Not For Profit
53 82
$34,340
Out of State Total Cost
17) Alderson Broaddus College
Philippi, Private Not For Profit
53 67
$37,206
Out of State Total Cost
18) Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling, Private Not For Profit
33 42
$38,620
Out of State Total Cost
19) Bethany College
Bethany, Private Not For Profit
41 49
$39,892
Out of State Total Cost
20) Davis & Elkins College
Elkins, Private Not For Profit
44 60

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