2023 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$11,277

Net Price

99%

Admitted

38%

Enrolled

46%

Graduation Rate

14/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Fairmont State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 3,562. In 2021, there were 43 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #4 in West Virginia and ranks #523 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

43

Total Enrollment

3,562

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Fairmont State University

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#4

West Virginia Rank

Combining ranking factors for 15 schools that offer psychology degrees in West Virginia, Fairmont State University ranks #4.

#523

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Fairmont State University ranks #523.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Fairmont State 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 Psychology43
Total Graduates43
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,767 students applied to the Fairmont State University. The university admitted 99% and 38% 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 Fairmont State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 61%. Compared to all West Virginia four or more years colleges, the percentage is 67%.

The overall graduation rate for Fairmont State University is 46%, compared to 45% for all West Virginia universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 46%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

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

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Fairmont State 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.

FSU

1,767

Applicants

99%

Percent Admitted

38%

Percent Enrolled

61%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

46%

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 153 or 53% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 138 or 47% part-time faculty members employed at Fairmont State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 153 or 53%.

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.

FSU

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

53%

Percent Full-Time

47%

Percent Part-Time

53%

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 Fairmont State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $5,946, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $5,946 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,946.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Fairmont State 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 Fairmont State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,022
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,000
Total Living Expenses$12,022
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$5,946
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$18,968
In-State, Graduate Tuition$5,946
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,946
Total Graduate Expenses$7,892
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Fairmont State University is $11,277. 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.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Fairmont State University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$8,285$8,697
$30,001 – $48,000$9,871$9,494
$48,001 – $75,000$12,104$12,329
$75,001 – $110,000$14,616$15,789
$110,001 and more$16,177$16,106
US Department of Education

Compare Fairmont State 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.

FSU

$18,968

Cost to Attend

$6,905

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$11,277

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 746 or 97%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 2,537 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $6,905.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid2,537$6,905
Pell Grants1,279$4,910
Federal Student Loans1,725$6,317
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Fairmont State 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.

FSU

2,537

Grant or Scholarship Aid

46%

Grants or Scholarships

1,279

Number of Pell Grants

23%

Pell Grants

1,725

Federal Student Loans

31%

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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