West Liberty University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,380

4.86% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,293

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.5%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

71.8%

1,831 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,443

82.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

48%

261 Graduates

About

West Liberty University is a higher education institution located in Ohio County, WV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Liberty University were General Business Administration & Management (88 degrees awarded), General Studies (56 degrees), and Dental Hygiene (29 degrees).

In 2017, 512 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Liberty University. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (421 degrees), 10 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (42 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Liberty University is $7,380, which is $-17,814 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Liberty University is $7,380, which is $-17,814 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,293.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,380

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at West Liberty University was $7,380. The cost of tuition at West Liberty University is $-17,814 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$12,293

2017 Value

0.0651%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 West Liberty University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,293. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of West Liberty University grew by 0.0651%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,880

Room and Board

$1,646

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Liberty University was of $7,880 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,646. The cost of room and board increased by 2.6% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.29% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at West Liberty University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.41% with respect to 2016, when 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

9.5%

2016 Default Rate

70

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at West Liberty University was 9.5%, which represents 70 out of the 737 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

West Liberty University received 1,831 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.81% annual growth. Out of those 1,831 applicants, 1,314 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,443 students enrolled at West Liberty University in 2017, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Liberty University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,314

Accepted Out of 1,831

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Liberty University was 71.8% (1,314 admissions from 1,831 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 71.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.81%, while admissions grew by 2.9%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

3

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at West Liberty University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Liberty University has a total enrollment of 2,443 students. The full-time enrollment at West Liberty University is 2,023 students and the part-time enrollment is 420. This means that 82.8% of students enrolled at West Liberty University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Liberty University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.3% White, 4.46% Two or More Races, 2.78% Black or African American, 0.737% Hispanic or Latino, 0.45% Asian, 0.123% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.123% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at West Liberty University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46.4%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Black or African American Male (2.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (46.8%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Black or African American Male (3.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Liberty University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,443 students. The full-time enrollment at West Liberty University is 2,023 and the part-time enrollment is 420. This means that 82.8% of students enrolled at West Liberty University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at West Liberty University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), West Liberty University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,767

  2. Two or More Races

    109

  3. Black or African American

    68

The enrolled student population at West Liberty University is 72.3% White, 4.46% Two or More Races, 2.78% Black or African American, 0.737% Hispanic or Latino, 0.45% Asian, 0.123% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.123% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 401 students (16.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 104 more women than men received degrees from West Liberty University. The majority of degree recipients at West Liberty University are white (421 degrees awarded). There were 10 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (42 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Liberty University is General Business Administration & Management (88 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (56 degrees) and Dental Hygiene (29 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at West Liberty University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), Education (79 degrees), and English (12 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Liberty University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,041,250 people), Physicians (402,796 people), Secondary school teachers (367,219 people), Education administrators (312,326 people), and Postsecondary teachers (264,246 people).

The most specialized majors at West Liberty University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), Education (79 degrees), English (12 degrees), Biology (24 degrees), and Protective Services (23 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Liberty University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at West Liberty University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), Education (79 degrees), English (12 degrees), Biology (24 degrees), and Protective Services (23 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Liberty University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,043,880 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (615,072 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (582,328 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (382,079 people), and Offices of physicians (214,553 people).

The most specialized majors at West Liberty University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), Education (79 degrees), English (12 degrees), Biology (24 degrees), and Protective Services (23 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by West Liberty University.

Most Common

  1. 88 degrees awarded

  2. 56 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Liberty University was General Business Administration & Management with 88 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 204

  2. 308

In 2017, 204 degrees were awarded to men at West Liberty University, which is 0.662 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (308).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 58 degrees were awarded to men at West Liberty University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.81 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 36 degrees were awarded to women at West Liberty University in Dental Hygiene, which is 18 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

48%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 23% of students graduating from West Liberty University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Liberty University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    421 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    42 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Liberty University is white (421 degrees awarded). There were 10 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (42 degrees).

8.2% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    257 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    164 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Liberty University is white female (257 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (164 degrees).

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Operations

West Liberty University has an endowment valued at nearly $12.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $70.3k (0.556%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, West Liberty University had a total salary expenditure of $37.7M. West Liberty University employs 40 Associate professors, 39 Assistant professors, and 26 Professors. Most academics at West Liberty University are Male Associate professors (20), Female Associate professors(20), and Female Assistant professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Liberty University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 44 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 33 employees, and Management with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.7M

2017 Endowment

21.1%

growth from 2016

West Liberty University has an endowment valued at about $12.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of West Liberty University grew 21.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.5M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $590k - Federal

  2. $3.45M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, West Liberty University received $590k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.45M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.6M

2017 Salaries

8.36%

decline from 2016

In 2017, West Liberty University paid a median of $15.6M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($37.7M) and a 8.36% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.8% decline from 2015 and a 4.18% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.71M

Instructional Salaries

127

Number of Employees

In 2017, West Liberty University paid a total of $7.71M to 127 employees working as instructors, which represents 49.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

40 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

44 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Liberty University were Associate professor with 40 employees; Assistant professor with 39 employees; and Assistant professor with 26 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Liberty University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 44 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees; and Management with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Liberty University was Male Associate professor with 20 employees, Female Associate professor with 20 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 20 employees.

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