2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$20,845

Net Price

67%

Admitted

23%

Enrolled

32%

Graduation Rate

13/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Alderson Broaddus University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 828. In 2021, there were 17 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

17

Total Enrollment

828

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Alderson Broaddus University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology17
Total Graduates17
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,736 students applied to the Alderson Broaddus University. The university admitted 67% and 23% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for West Virginia universities is 3,078. On average, all West Virginia institutions admit 83% and 25% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Alderson Broaddus University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 52%. Compared to all West Virginia four or more years colleges, the percentage is 67%.

The overall graduation rate for Alderson Broaddus University is 32%, compared to 45% for all West Virginia universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare AB to West Virginia Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Alderson Broaddus University to the average of all West Virginia four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

AB

1,736

Applicants

67%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

52%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

32%

Graduation Rate

WV Colleges

3,078

Applicants

83%

Percent Admitted

25%

Percent Enrolled

67%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

45%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 50 or 63% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 29 or 37% part-time faculty members employed at Alderson Broaddus University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 50 or 63%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

AB

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

63%

Percent Full-Time

37%

Percent Part-Time

63%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

WV Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

59%

Percent Full-Time

41%

Percent Part-Time

57%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Alderson Broaddus University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $29,720, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,500.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $29,000 and the average cost for graduate fees is $300.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Alderson Broaddus University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Alderson Broaddus University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,860
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,059
Total Living Expenses$12,919
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$29,720
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,500
Total Undergraduate Expenses$44,139
In-State, Graduate Tuition$29,000
In-State, Graduate Fees$300
Total Graduate Expenses$29,300
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Alderson Broaddus University is $20,845. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Alderson Broaddus University to all West Virginia universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

AB

$44,139

Cost to Attend

$21,666

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,845

Net Price

WV Colleges

$27,798

Cost to Attend

$12,087

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$13,411

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 224 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 751 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $21,666.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid751$21,666
Pell Grants440$4,775
Federal Student Loans632$9,496
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Alderson Broaddus University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

AB

751

Grant or Scholarship Aid

41%

Grants or Scholarships

440

Number of Pell Grants

24%

Pell Grants

632

Federal Student Loans

35%

Federal Student Loans

WV Colleges

4,134

Grant or Scholarship Aid

57%

Grants or Scholarships

1,469

Number of Pell Grants

20%

Pell Grants

1,699

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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