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Fairmont State University

D+

Rating

Public

Type

4,199

Students

$14,752

Tuition

85%

Acceptance

#974

Ranking

Distant Town

Campus Setting

Fairmont, WV

1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554-2470

Fairmont State University is a small public institution located in Fairmont, WV ranked 17th in West Virginia. It has a total of 3,911 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 85.36% of applicants. Fairmont State University offers 47 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering Technologies and Quality Control and Safety Technologies programs, which are respectively ranked 10th and 22nd in the US. With an annual tuition of $5,888 for in-state students and $14,752 for those from out-of-state, Fairmont State University is reasonably priced. 36.72% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn roughly $33,000 per year, which is 21% less than the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$16,814/Year
Above Average

Fairmont State University

$16,814

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$29,544/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$22,415/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

85%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

Fairmont State University

85%

National

69%
Sat

910 - 1110

86% of students submit

Admissions Yield

34%

ACT

16 - 22

73% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$25

Students

3,911Undergrads
Medium Student Population

Full-Time

803

Part-Time

18
Male

43%

In-state

83%

Female

57%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

19%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
14% Business Administration and Management, General10% Criminal Justice/Safety Studies7% Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse68% Others

14% Business Administration and Management, General

10% Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

7% Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

68% Others

Business Administration and Management, General

14%

106 Graduates

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

10%

78 Graduates

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

7%

57 Graduates

Psychology, General

6%

49 Graduates

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching

6%

48 Graduates

Education, General

6%

44 Graduates

General Studies

6%

44 Graduates

Kinesiology and Exercise Science

6%

42 Graduates

Academics

C+
Professors
StudentsProfessors15:115:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

15

Number of Library Books

90,593

Academic Spend per Student

$6,601

Full-time Retention Rate

65%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$25,700/Year

Fairmont State University

$25,700

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$25,700

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$33,000

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

36%