Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Keyser, WV
location
Public
type
Small
setting
55%
45%
student ratio
1,540
total students
$3,480 | $9,456
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Rolling
fall application deadline
40%
acceptance rate
Non-competitive
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
417
sat math
425
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
19
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Agricultural and Extension Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Agricultural Business and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Agriculture
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Agriculture and Agriculture Operations Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Agronomy and Crop Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Animal Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Horticultural Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Automation/Technology/Data Entry
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Modern Languages
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Medical/Clinical Assistant
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Nursing Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Occupational Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Physical Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forensic Science and Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Forest Resources Production and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Criminology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

40% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,846
    • Accepted1,154
    • Acceptance Rate40%
    • Enrolled1,540
    • Female Applicants1,486
    • Females Accepted644
    • Female Acceptance Rate43%
    • Male Applicants1,360
    • Males Accepted510
    • Male Acceptance Rate37%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.83
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 425 370 480
    • SAT Math 417 370 460
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 19 16 22
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$3,480
    • Out-of-state tuition *$9,456
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$8,230
    • Room only *$4,334
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,540
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.05%
    • Black or African American16.88%
    • White or Caucasian75.58%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native1.1%
    • Asian1.82%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.19%
    • Two or more races.45%
    • Unknown1.62%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.39% representing 2 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students34.97% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 35%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Agriculture & Forestry Club, Black Student Alliance, Gamers & Geeks Club, Campus & Community Ministries
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Not Reported
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Yes Yes
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Yes Yes
    • Soccer Yes Yes No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Yes Yes
    • Soccer Yes Yes No
    • Softball Yes Yes Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Yes Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty86
    • Full-time Percentage52%
    • Part-time Percentage48%
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio22:1 or 1,337 students to 62 faculty

Location & Contact

101 Fort Avenue
Keyser, WV 26726-2698
USA

Ms.Beth Little

Director of Enrollment Services

Phone: 304-788-6820
Fax: 304-788-6939
Email: go2psc@mail.wvu.edu


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