Fairmont State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,022
1.28% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,794
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.63%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
98.5%
1,926 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,498
70.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
43.8%
333 Graduates

About

Fairmont State University is a higher education institution located in Marion County, WV. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Fairmont State University were Registered Nursing (147 degrees awarded), Civil Engineering Technology (2 degrees), and Occupational Safety & Health Technology (2 degrees).

In 2022, 863 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fairmont State University. 63% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (774 degrees), 27.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fairmont State University is $6,022, which is $−17,974 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Fairmont State University is $6,022, which is $−17,974 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,794.

In 2022, 74% of undergraduate students attending Fairmont State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,022
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Fairmont State University was $6,022. The cost of tuition at Fairmont State University is $−17,974 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$10,794
2022 Value
4.28%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Fairmont State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,794. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Fairmont State University grew by 4.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,022
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fairmont State University was of $10,022 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Fairmont State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.23% with respect to 2021, when 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.63%
2019 Default Rate
39
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Fairmont State University was 3.63%, which represents 39 out of the 1073 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Fairmont State University received 1,926 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 9% annual growth. Out of those 1,926 applicants, 1,897 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 98.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,498 students enrolled at Fairmont State University in 2022. 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fairmont State University has an overall enrollment yield of 37%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

98.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,897
Accepted Out of 1,926

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fairmont State University was 98.5% (1,897 admissions from 1,926 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 98.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 9%, while admissions grew by 8.71%..

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SAT Scores

80%
Submission Percentage (2022)
560
Scores Submitted (2022)

80% of enrolled first-time students at Fairmont State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fairmont State University had a total enrollment of 3,498 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Fairmont State University is 2,456 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,042. This means that 70.2% of students enrolled at Fairmont State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fairmont State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86.1% White, 4.66% Black or African American, 2.12% Two or More Races, 0.972% Asian, 0.915% Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.143% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fairmont State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.3%), followed by White Male (37.7%) and Black or African American Male (3.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.6%), followed by White Male (34.7%) and Black or African American Female (5.94%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fairmont State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,498 students. The full-time enrollment at Fairmont State University is 2,456 and the part-time enrollment is 1,042. This means that 70.2% of students enrolled at Fairmont State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Fairmont State University was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Fairmont State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,012 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    163 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    74 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Fairmont State University is 86.1% White, 4.66% Black or African American, 2.12% Two or More Races, 0.972% Asian, 0.915% Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.143% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 225 more women than men received degrees from Fairmont State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fairmont State University is white (774 degrees awarded). There were 27.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (28 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Fairmont State University is Registered Nursing (147 degrees awarded), followed by Civil Engineering Technology (2 degrees) and Occupational Safety & Health Technology (2 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Fairmont State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (56 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (8 degrees), and Protective Services (66 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fairmont State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,555,812 people), Secondary school teachers (453,392 people), Education administrators (254,214 people), Special education teachers (185,083 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (165,769 people).

The most specialized majors at Fairmont State University in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (56 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (8 degrees), Protective Services (66 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), and Education (116 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fairmont State University are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Surgeons, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Fairmont State University are Engineering Technologies (56 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (8 degrees), Protective Services (66 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), and Education (116 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fairmont State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,723,230 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (358,932 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (253,650 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (177,795 people), and Computer Systems Design (115,159 people).

The most specialized majors at Fairmont State University are Engineering Technologies (56 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (8 degrees), Protective Services (66 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), and Education (116 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Fairmont State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 70 degrees awarded
  2. 67 degrees awarded
  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fairmont State University was General Business Administration & Management with 70 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

319
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
544
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 319 degrees were awarded to men at Fairmont State University, which is 0.586 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (544).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Fairmont State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.39 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 180 degrees were awarded to men at Fairmont State University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.29 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% of students graduating from Fairmont State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Fairmont State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    774 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fairmont State University is white (774 degrees awarded). There were 27.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (28 degrees).

0.232% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    504 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    270 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fairmont State University is white female (504 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (270 degrees).

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Operations

Fairmont State University has an endowment valued at nearly $28.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 69.3k (0.244%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Fairmont State University had a total salary expenditure of 62.5M. Fairmont State University employs 71 Assistant professors, 36 Professors and 23 Associate professors. Most academics at Fairmont State University are Female Assistant professor (45), Male Assistant professor (26), and Male Professor (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fairmont State University are: Management, with 70 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees.

Endowment

$28.4M
2022 Endowment
10.4%
decline from 2021

Fairmont State University has an endowment valued at about $28.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Fairmont State University declined 10.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.1M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$27.2M
2022 Salaries
2.03%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Fairmont State University paid a median of $27.2M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($62.5M) and a 2.03% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.78M
Instructional Salaries
154
Number of Employees

In 2022, Fairmont State University paid a total of $9.78M to 154 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
71 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
70 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fairmont State University were Assistant professor with 71 employees, Professor with 36 employees, and Associate professor with 23 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fairmont State University were Management with 70 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fairmont State University was Female Assistant professor with 45 employees, Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Male Professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Fairmont State University.

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