Top West Virginia Colleges and Universities

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West Virginia is situated in the Appalachian region of the United States. There are 21 colleges and universities in West Virginia, some of which are described in this article.
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Top Five Schools in West Virginia

West Virginia University

West Virginia University is a public educational institution and was founded in 1867. West Virginia University in Morgantown has an undergraduate student population of 21,145. Candidates intensely interested in the field of forensic science should seriously consider West Virginia University. The forensic science program has nine areas of study. There are 15 colleges and schools at West Virginia University: Business and Economics; Creative Arts; Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences; Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Mineral Resources; Human Resources and Education; Law; Dentistry; Journalism; Nursing; Pharmacy; Physical Education; Honors College; and the Institute of Technology. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $4,722 and $14,600 for non-residents.

Marshall University

Marshall University is a public educational institution and was founded in 1837. Located in Huntington, Marshall University has an undergraduate student population of 12,400. Unfortunately, Marshall University will be forever remembered for the tragic 1970 airplane crash that resulted in the loss of 37 Marshall University football players. This tragic loss was recently made into a film, We Are Marshall. There are 11 schools and colleges at Marshall: Business; Education and Human Services; Fine Arts; Information Technology and Engineering; Liberal Arts; Health Professions; Science; Journalism and Mass Communication; Graduate College; Extended Education; and Medicine. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $4,360 and $11,264 for non-residents.

Fairmont State University

Fairmont State University is a public educational institution and was founded in 1876. Located in Fairmont, Fairmont State University has an undergraduate student population of approximately 7,100. Initially, Fairmont State was a training ground for teachers, now it has grown to incorporate many more areas of study. There are seven colleges and schools at Fairmont State University: Liberal Arts; Science and Technology; Business; Education; Fine Arts; Nursing and Allied Health Administration; and Graduate Studies. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $4,332 and $9,266 for non-residents.

Mountain State University

Mountain State University is a private educational institution and was founded in 1933. Located in Berkley, it has an undergraduate student population of 3,921. This small private university originally began as a community college. Today, Morgan State offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in areas, such as arts and sciences, business and technology, health science, leadership and professional development. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $205 per credit hour. However, costs can vary according to the area of study.

Shepherd University

Shepherd University is a public educational institution and was founded in 1871. Located in Shepherdstown, Shepherd University has an undergraduate student population of approximately 4,000. Although Shepherd University does confer a number of graduate degrees, it is primarily an undergraduate institution. The undergraduate division is comprised of four areas: natural sciences and mathematics, arts and humanities, business and social sciences and education and professional studies. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $2,174 and $5,732 for non-residents.

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    1. Colorado State University Global

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      • MS - Teaching and Learning
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    2. Saint Leo University

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      • BA: Criminal Justice
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    3. Kaplan University

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    4. South College

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    5. Full Sail University

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    6. Notre Dame de Namur University

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    Master's
      • Masters in Business Administration
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    7. Regent University

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    Doctorate
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    9. American National University

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    Master's
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    10. Johns Hopkins University

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    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Communication
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Colorado State University Global

  • MS - Teaching and Learning
  • BS - Communication
  • Graduate Certificate - Human Resource Management

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Saint Leo University

  • BA: Criminal Justice
  • BA: Criminal Justice - Criminalistics
  • AA: Criminal Justice
  • AA: Liberal Arts

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Kaplan University

  • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
  • Master: Legal Studies
  • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
  • AASBA in Business
  • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services

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South College

  • BS Nursing
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Certificate in Medical Assisting

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Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Film Production
  • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
  • Cert - Instructional Design and Technology

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Notre Dame de Namur University

  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Regent University

  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

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Lincoln Tech

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  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Electrical/Electronics

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