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

$14,915

Net Price

74%

Admitted

32%

Enrolled

42%

Graduation Rate

11/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

West Liberty University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 2,291. In 2021, there were 26 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #6 in West Virginia and ranks #783 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

26

Total Enrollment

2,291

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for West Liberty University

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#6

West Virginia Rank

Combining ranking factors for 15 schools that offer psychology degrees in West Virginia, West Liberty University ranks #6.

#783

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., West Liberty University ranks #783.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, West Liberty University offers General Psychology and Social Work 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 Psychology19
Social Work7
Total Graduates26
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,606 students applied to the West Liberty University. The university admitted 74% and 32% 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 West Liberty University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 93%. Compared to all West Virginia four or more years colleges, the percentage is 67%.

The overall graduation rate for West Liberty University is 42%, compared to 45% for all West Virginia universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 26%.

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

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

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of West Liberty 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.

WLU

1,606

Applicants

74%

Percent Admitted

32%

Percent Enrolled

93%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

42%

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 149 or 58% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 108 or 42% part-time faculty members employed at West Liberty University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 149 or 58%.

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.

WLU

11 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

58%

Percent Full-Time

42%

Percent Part-Time

58%

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 West Liberty University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $8,354, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,645.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $6,786 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend West Liberty 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 West Liberty University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,020
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,094
Total Living Expenses$14,114
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$8,354
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,645
Total Undergraduate Expenses$24,113
In-State, Graduate Tuition$6,786
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$6,786
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend West Liberty University is $14,915. 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 West Liberty 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$12,326$12,051
$30,001 – $48,000$14,778$14,828
$48,001 – $75,000$13,908$15,694
$75,001 – $110,000$17,191$17,203
$110,001 and more$18,460$18,540
US Department of Education

Compare West Liberty 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.

WLU

$24,113

Cost to Attend

$9,024

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$14,915

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 374 or 97%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,476 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $9,024.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,476$9,024
Pell Grants702$4,605
Federal Student Loans1,094$8,842
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the West Liberty 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.

WLU

1,476

Grant or Scholarship Aid

45%

Grants or Scholarships

702

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

1,094

Federal Student Loans

33%

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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