Located in charming Morgantown, West Virginia University is a public university that was found in 1867. It has a semester enrollment of over 31,000, which is more than its neighboring colleges. The campus of WVU is diverse with students from 107 nations as well as all over the U.S. As many of 51 percent of the students enrolled in the college hail from West Virginia themselves, representing all 55 counties.
The school has more than 460 different student organizations to participate in as well as a series of clubs and sports programs. To date, the university has had over 200,000 graduates from more than 135 nations.
The online program at WVU is expansive in that it offers over 30 degrees in a variety of emphasizes. Some of the areas of focus for these degrees include:
- Business data analytics
- Child development
- Mental health
- Design and technology
More than 600 courses are provided online, allowing students to select the program that works best for them. The college also offers eight certificate programs and 21 minors in fields of study that range from advertising and child development to political science and history.
According to WVU, the school has some of the lowest tuition rates in the country. The average cost of tuition and fees in 2016-2017 was approximately $7992 for in-state students and $22,488 for out-of-state attendees. The college awards over $433 million in financial aid to its students each year including scholarships in excess of $8 million.