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Public Colleges and Universities in W.Va. See Lowest Tuition Increase in Nearly Ten Years

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It’s not uncommon for tuition rates at universities and colleges to fluctuate in price from year-to-year. But this year, at West Virginia’s colleges and universities, the average tuition increase is the lowest for the state in almost a decade.

For the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, the average cost for in-state tuition at West Virginia’s four-year institutions will be $7,690, according to the Higher Education Policy Commission. That’s a 2.4 percent increase over last year’s tuition rates.

To put that in perspective – basically for the upcoming school year, students will be spending an average of $177 more on their yearly tuition.

According to Sarah Tucker, Interim Chancellor of the HEPC, this is the lowest increase in nearly ten years. She says this low increase comes as a result of four-year institutions trying to keep their tuition prices predictable and affordable.


Credit West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Tuition for all public four-year institutions.

Two institutions, Glenville State College and West Virginia State University, did not see a tuition increase this year. This is the second year that Glenville State College kept its tuition rate the same from one year to the next.

A full schedule of all tuition, fees, room and board may be found in the meeting agenda book.