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The University of Virginia’s College at Wise – Tuition & Success Analysis

Wise, VA

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,367

Average annual cost of attendance: $10,009

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $20,000

Campus Setting: Town

Religious Affiliation: None

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The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $9,396

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $10,821

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $11,468

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $13,643

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is N/A


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 42%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 67%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $38,400

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 60%

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Admissions

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Acceptance Rate: 78%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 420 to 530

SAT Critical Reading: 430 to 540

SAT Writing: 410 to 510

ACT English: 16 to 22

ACT Math: 17 to 23

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to The University of Virginia’s College at Wise actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 38%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 50%

Typical student debt: $20,000

Typical monthly loan payment: $213

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Majors at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise


These are the most popular areas of study offered at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise:

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 18%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • Engineering – 1%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 5%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 5%
  • History – 6%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 23%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 2%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 11%
  • Social Sciences – 27%

For more information about the various majors at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, visit their website.

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Diversity


Overall Composition at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend The University of Virginia’s College at Wise full time:  93%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend The University of Virginia’s College at Wise part time:  7%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise:  32%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 1%

Black: 11%

Hispanic: 2%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Two or more races: 0%

Unknown: 9%

White: 77%

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.9

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 3.8

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 15.0

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.