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

$20,086

Net Price

70%

Admitted

18%

Enrolled

43%

Graduation Rate

14/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of Charleston

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 2,926. In 2021, there were 12 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

12

Total Enrollment

2,926

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of Charleston 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 Psychology12
Total Graduates12
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,984 students applied to the University of Charleston. The university admitted 70% and 18% 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 University of Charleston students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 74%. Compared to all West Virginia four or more years colleges, the percentage is 67%.

The overall graduation rate for University of Charleston is 43%, compared to 45% for all West Virginia universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 82%.

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

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

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of Charleston 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.

UC

1,984

Applicants

70%

Percent Admitted

18%

Percent Enrolled

74%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

43%

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 117 or 49% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 122 or 51% part-time faculty members employed at University of Charleston. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 117 or 49%.

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.

UC

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

49%

Percent Full-Time

51%

Percent Part-Time

49%

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 University of Charleston the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $21,000, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,800.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $16,000 and the average cost for graduate fees is $400.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of Charleston 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 University of Charleston2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,950
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,600
Total Living Expenses$12,550
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$21,000
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,800
Total Undergraduate Expenses$35,350
In-State, Graduate Tuition$16,000
In-State, Graduate Fees$400
Total Graduate Expenses$16,400
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of Charleston is $20,086. 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 University of Charleston 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.

UC

$35,350

Cost to Attend

$14,090

Average Financial Aid

99%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,086

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 271 or 99%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,832 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $14,090.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,832$14,090
Pell Grants697$4,626
Federal Student Loans868$7,222
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of Charleston 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.

UC

1,832

Grant or Scholarship Aid

54%

Grants or Scholarships

697

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

868

Federal Student Loans

26%

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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