West Virginia In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in West Virginia by In State Total Cost for 2023

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 2021/2022 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 $12,590.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. 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 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

West Virginia's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Parkersburg, Public Not For Profit

$12,590 NA NA
#2 Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Keyser, Public Not For Profit

$14,564 NA NA
#3 American Public University System

Charles Town, Private For Profit

$15,072 NA NA
#4 Fairmont State University

Fairmont, Public Not For Profit

$18,914 27 14
#5 Concord University

Athens, Public Not For Profit

$19,234 27 31
#6 Glenville State College

Glenville, Public Not For Profit

$19,368 NA NA
#7 Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, Public Not For Profit

$19,632 41 37
#8 Bluefield State College

Bluefield, Public Not For Profit

$19,684 28 10
#9 West Liberty University

West Liberty, Public Not For Profit

$20,010 38 10
#10 West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Montgomery, Public Not For Profit

$20,116 41 40
#11 West Virginia University

Morgantown, Public Not For Profit

$20,874 53 68
#12 Marshall University

Huntington, Public Not For Profit

$21,036 39 64
#13 Salem International University

Salem, Private For Profit

$22,550 NA NA
#14 West Virginia State University

Institute, Public Not For Profit

$23,024 25 6
#15 Appalachian Bible College

Mount Hope, Private Not For Profit

$25,542 45 49
#16 Ohio Valley University

Vienna, Private Not For Profit

$32,740 NA NA
#17 Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, Private Not For Profit

$41,140 NA NA
#18 Alderson Broaddus College

Philippi, Private Not For Profit

$41,380 47 55
#19 Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, Private Not For Profit

$42,210 47 7
#20 University of Charleston

Charleston, Private Not For Profit

$43,100 46 51