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Cheapest Colleges in West Virginia by Out of State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in West Virginia are listed by one year's out of state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in West Virginia? Leading the colleges list is Mountain State University in Beckley with an out of state tuition of $5,880.

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 Tuition
Out of State Tuition College Rating $Value
$5,880
Out of State Tuition
1) Mountain State University
Beckley, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$6,480
Out of State Tuition
2) American Public University System
Charles Town, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$7,920
Out of State Tuition
3) West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Parkersburg, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,416
Out of State Tuition
4) Potomac State College of West Virginia University
Keyser, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$12,380
Out of State Tuition
5) Appalachian Bible College
Mount Hope, Private Not For Profit
35 56
$12,720
Out of State Tuition
6) Fairmont State University
Fairmont, Public Not For Profit
34 75
$12,876
Out of State Tuition
7) Bluefield State College
Bluefield, Public Not For Profit
21 58
$13,152
Out of State Tuition
8) Glenville State College
Glenville, Public Not For Profit
27 51
$14,394
Out of State Tuition
9) West Liberty University
West Liberty, Public Not For Profit
35 68
$14,400
Out of State Tuition
10) Salem International University
Salem, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,592
Out of State Tuition
11) Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, Public Not For Profit
30 69
$15,260
Out of State Tuition
12) Marshall University
Huntington, Public Not For Profit
35 75
$15,564
Out of State Tuition
13) Concord University
Athens, Public Not For Profit
28 74
$15,572
Out of State Tuition
14) West Virginia State University
Institute, Public Not For Profit
11 25
$16,728
Out of State Tuition
15) West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Montgomery, Public Not For Profit
47 84
$20,460
Out of State Tuition
16) Ohio Valley University
Vienna, Private Not For Profit
39 55
$22,488
Out of State Tuition
17) West Virginia University
Morgantown, Public Not For Profit
53 82
$25,140
Out of State Tuition
18) Alderson Broaddus College
Philippi, Private Not For Profit
53 67
$26,496
Out of State Tuition
19) Bethany College
Bethany, Private Not For Profit
41 49
$27,000
Out of State Tuition
20) Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling, Private Not For Profit
33 42