West Virginia Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in West Virginia by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

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 2018/2019 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 American Public University System in Charles Town with an out of state total cost of $14,804.

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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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West Virginia's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 American Public University System

Charles Town, Private For Profit

$14,804 NA NA
#2 West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Parkersburg, Public Not For Profit

$17,342 NA NA
#3 Glenville State College

Glenville, Public Not For Profit

$19,948 NA NA
#4 Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Keyser, Public Not For Profit

$21,274 NA NA
#5 Appalachian Bible College

Mount Hope, Private Not For Profit

$24,472 42 41
#6 Salem International University

Salem, Private For Profit

$26,100 NA NA
#7 Bluefield State College

Bluefield, Public Not For Profit

$27,152 27 14
#8 West Liberty University

West Liberty, Public Not For Profit

$27,189 36 11
#9 Fairmont State University

Fairmont, Public Not For Profit

$27,332 28 20
#10 Concord University

Athens, Public Not For Profit

$28,899 27 31
#11 Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, Public Not For Profit

$29,020 41 40
#12 Ohio Valley University

Vienna, Private Not For Profit

$30,880 35 18
#13 Marshall University

Huntington, Public Not For Profit

$31,010 39 64
#14 West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Montgomery, Public Not For Profit

$31,490 44 49
#15 West Virginia State University

Institute, Public Not For Profit

$31,930 19 4
#16 West Virginia University

Morgantown, Public Not For Profit

$37,332 54 69
#17 Alderson Broaddus College

Philippi, Private Not For Profit

$39,820 40 36
#18 Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, Private Not For Profit

$40,490 48 61
#19 Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, Private Not For Profit

$40,654 42 51
#20 University of Charleston

Charleston, Private Not For Profit

$42,710 50 48