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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,720 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
3,430 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
83.8% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
218 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Fairmont State University is $5,216, which is $1,775 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $12,720, which is 243% of the cost for in-state students, and is $5,656 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,738.

In 2016, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Fairmont State University received 3,430 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 13.6% annual growth. Out of those 3,430 applicants, 2,228 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65% acceptance rate.

There were 4,049 students enrolled at Fairmont State University in 2016, and 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fairmont State University has an overall enrollment yield of 36.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Fairmont State University has a total enrollment of 4,049 students. The full-time enrollment at Fairmont State University is 3,394 students and the part-time enrollment is 655. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at Fairmont State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fairmont State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.1% White, 5.41% Black or African American, 3.46% Two or More Races, 2.1% Hispanic or Latino, 0.52% Asian, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.07% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fairmont State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.5%), followed by White Male (29.7%) and Black or African American Male (3.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (1.93%), followed by White Male (0.54%) and Black or African American Female (0.07%).

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In 2016, 131 more women than men graduated from Fairmont State University. The majority of students graduating from Fairmont State University are White. These 737 graduates mean that there were 24.6 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 30 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Fairmont State University is General Business Administration & Management with 100 graduates, followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 70 graduates and Registered Nursing with 59 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Fairmont State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Communication Technologies, with 17 graduates, followed by Engineering Technologies with 87 graduates and Protective Services with 86 graduates.


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Fairmont State University has an endowment valued at nearly N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $55,775 (N/A), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Fairmont State University had a total expenditure of $65.8M. Of that $65.8M, they spent $27.7M on salaries and $8.54M on benefits.

Fairmont State University employs 60 Assistant professors, 47 Professors, and 30 Associate professors. Most academics at Fairmont State University are Female Assistant professors (31), Male Assistant professors (29), and Male Professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fairmont State University are: Management, with 64 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 55 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees.



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