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University of Charleston – Tuition & Success Analysis

Charleston, WV

University of Charleston – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,733

Average annual cost of attendance: $17,170

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $20,311

Campus Setting: Small City

Religious Affiliation: None

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University of Charleston Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $16,503

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $13,453

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $14,859

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $17,862

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $20,941


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by University of Charleston. 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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University of Charleston Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 43%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 66%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $40,800

(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): 65%

University of Charleston Admissions

University of Charleston Acceptance Rate: 52%


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

SAT Math: 423 to 518

SAT Critical Reading: 420 to 500

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: 17 to 24

ACT Math: 17 to 24

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to University of Charleston actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

University of Charleston Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 35%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 49%

Typical student debt: $20,311

Typical monthly loan payment: $216

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Majors at University of Charleston


These are the most popular areas of study offered at University of Charleston:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 11%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 22%
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services – 3%
  • Education – 7%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 2%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 32%
  • History – 2%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 1%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 4%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 3%
  • Personal and Culinary Services – 1%
  • Psychology – 6%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 1%
  • Social Sciences – 3%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 3%

For more information about the various majors at University of Charleston, visit their website.

University of Charleston Diversity


Overall Composition at University of Charleston

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend University of Charleston full time:  70%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend University of Charleston part time:  30%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at University of Charleston:  37%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 1%

Black: 8%

Hispanic: 2%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 9%

Two or more races: 2%

Unknown: 27%

White: 52%

University of Charleston Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.0

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: 2.4

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: 15.7

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.