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. Full Sail University

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    2. American University

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    4. The George Washington University

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    Master's
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    5. Georgetown University

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    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
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    6. Post University

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    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Finance
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      • A.S. in Criminal Justice
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    7. Grand Canyon University

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    Doctorate
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      • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
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    8. Colorado Christian University

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      • Criminal Justice, M.S.
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    10. Purdue University Global

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      • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
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    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
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Featured Schools

Full Sail University

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

What is your highest level of education?

American University

  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication
  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication - Advocacy and Social Impact Concentration
  • Master of Arts in Economics

What is your highest level of education?

Lincoln Tech

  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

What year did you graduate High School / Receive GED?

The George Washington University

  • MSHS Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
  • BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
  • BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences

What is your highest level of education?

Georgetown University

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

What is your highest level of education completed?

Post University

  • B.S. in Finance
  • B.S. in Management / Entrepreneurship
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.S. in Legal Studies

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Grand Canyon University

  • DBA - Management
  • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
  • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education

What is your highest level of education?

Colorado Christian University

  • Criminal Justice, M.S.
  • Communication Studies, B.A.
  • Criminal Justice, A.S.

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