According to the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard, every public college and university in West Virginia costs less to attend than the national average of $17,500.
However, only 4 schools meet or exceed the national earning power after attending. Shepherd University, West Virginia University, and two WVU-affiliated schools, (Potomac State College and WVU Institute of Technology) exceed the average national salary of $36,000; salary information was unreported for several state schools.
Only two schools - Marshall and WVU - equal or surpass the average national graduation rate of 44 percent.
View the graphic below for specifics on each school.