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. Northern Illinois University

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    2. The University of Scranton

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    6. Post University

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Northern Illinois University

  • Online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Online MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs

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The University of Scranton

  • MBA - Healthcare Management
  • MBA - Accounting
  • MBA - Human Resources

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Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate

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Purdue University Global

  • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
  • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
  • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
  • AAS in Legal Support and Services
  • Medical Assisting Certificate

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Liberty University

  • DBA: Healthcare Management
  • DBA: Marketing
  • MA: Communication
  • MS: Criminal Justice

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Post University

  • B.S. in Business Administration
  • B.A. in Psychology
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.S. in Legal Studies

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New England College

  • BA in Business Administration/Management
  • BA in Communication
  • AA in Criminal Justice
  • AA in Liberal Studies

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Ohio Christian University

  • Dual Degree - MBA & Masters of Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Leadership - Business Management
  • Associate of Arts in Business - Business Management
  • Associate of Arts in Human Services

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