West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
WVU Parkersburg baccalaureate tuition is lowest in West Virginia; its community college tuition is second lowest.
Contact: WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage, 304-424-8200.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s baccalaureate degree tuition is the lowest in West Virginia and its community college tuition is the second lowest in the state.
West Virginia residents enrolling in bachelor’s programs this fall at WVU Parkersburg will pay $1,250.40 a semester. Tuition for in-state community college students will be $912.48 a semester at the Parkersburg campus.
“We are committed to providing opportunities for area residents to pursue affordable college degrees and programs,” said WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage.
“It is our mission to deliver opportunity and it’s also our vision to be a regional campus of choice,” she added. “Affordability and accessibility go hand in hand.”
For the fall semester, WVU Parkersburg anticipates that approximately 4,000 students will enroll. Increases in on-line course offerings, additional associate programs and the availability of five baccalaureate degrees are contributing to the expected growth.
"We continue to pursue delivery of quality, demand-indicated programs," President Gnage noted. "Our institutional strategic plan envisions more programs and new facilities in the near future to advance our academic endeavors."
Tuition and fees at the state's public-supported institutions were recently approved for the 2007-2008 academic year by the respective institutional and state governing bodies, including the West Virginia University Board of Governors, the WV Council for Community and Technical College Education and the WV Higher Education Policy Commission.
WVU Parkersburg’s in-state 2007-2008 baccalaureate tuition/fees increased by 4.72% or $113 annually and its community college tuition/fees for WV residents increased by 4.52% or $79 annually.
The state’s second lowest baccalaureate tuition is $1,992 per semester for in-state residents at Bluefield State College where tuition increased by 9.21% for 2007-08. Tuition at Southern and Eastern Community and Technical Colleges is the state’s lowest for community colleges at $888 a semester for state residents following 4.23% tuition increases at both institutions.
Tuition at West Virginia University increased by 5.50% and Marshall University’s increase was 5.06%.
( WV HEPC 2007-2008 tuition/fees summary: http://www.hepc.wvnet.edu/finance/2008_fees_for_web_posting.pdf )