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 Fairmont State University

Fairmont State University - Fairmont, WV

1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554-2470

General information:(304)367-4000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:4,629(4,301 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,172 $5,172 $5,326 -3%
Out-of-state $10,904 $10,904 $11,230 -3%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,900 $6,926 $7,132 -3%
Other $2,800 $3,078 $2,500 23%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,700 $7,930 $8,247 -4%
Other $3,400 $3,658 $3,500 4%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,400 $3,658 $3,400 8%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $15,872 $16,176 $15,958 7%
Off Campus $17,272 $17,760 $18,073 -6%
Off Campus with Family $9,572 $9,830 $9,726 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $21,604 $21,908 $21,862 0%
Off Campus $23,004 $23,492 $23,977 0%
Off Campus with Family $15,304 $15,562 $15,630 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,326
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $11,230
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,788
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $12,356
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 701 91% --
Grant or scholarship aid 601 78% $3,747,826 $6,236
Federal grants 422 55% $1,942,936 $4,604
Pell grants 419 55% $1,808,874 $4,317
Other federal grants 172 22% $134,062 $779
State/local government grant or scholarships 466 61% $1,420,917 $3,049
Institutional grants or scholarships 218 28% $383,973 $1,761
Student loan aid 469 61% $2,557,683 $5,453
Federal student loans 467 61% $2,451,111 $5,249
Other student loans 18 2% $106,572 $5,921
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,069 70% $19,452,701 $6,338
Pell grants 2,236 51% $9,561,220 $4,276
Federal student loans 2,823 64% $19,097,462 $6,765

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $8,890 $7,261 $8,035
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,632 $6,002 $6,936
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,443 $7,506 $7,550
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,326 $10,356 $9,907
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,463 $12,884 $12,468
$110,001 and more $13,295 $13,287 $12,562

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,629
Undergraduate enrollment 4,301
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 438
Graduate enrollment 328
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,354 1,543 1,811
Percent admitted 57% 55% 58%
Percent admitted who enrolled 55% 24% 22%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 51 7%
ACT 659 85%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 400 500
SAT Math 420 530
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 18 23
ACT English 17 23
ACT Math 16 22
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 58 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
Baseball 51-
Basketball 1616
Football 101-
Golf 136
Softball -30
Swimming 139
Tennis 1210
Track and Field, X-Country 79
Volleyball -16

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/1993 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/15/1999 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1928 - 01/01/1934Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1947 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

11/12/1997 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1970 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations24 7
Liquor law violations003
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 046
Liquor law violations 002
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 021
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 221
Burglary 1586
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 021
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 221
Burglary 955
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate13.7%
Number in default240
Number in repayment1,740

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00381200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Associate's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General8--
Category total8--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting16--
Business Administration and Management, General10720-
Category total12320-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Printing Press Operator15--
Category total15--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric7--
Category total7--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General5--
Information Science/Studies13--
Category total18--
Education Colleges
Education, General57--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-51-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-10-
Category total5761-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician5--
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician5-2
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician17-5
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician4-3
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician10-1
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician4-1
Category total45-12
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General2--
Category total2--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General17--
Category total17--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature2--
Spanish Language and Literature1--
Category total3--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General10--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management9--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse19-101
Category total38-101
History Colleges
History, General17--
Category total17--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies634-
Forensic Science and Technology1--
Category total644-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies42--
Category total42--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General5--
Category total5--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science19--
Category total19--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General2--
Category total2--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General35--
Category total35--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General-0-
Category total-0-
Social Sciences Colleges
National Security Policy Studies7--
Political Science and Government, General10--
Sociology13--
Category total30--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art3--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5--
Fine/Studio Arts, General2--
Music, General2--
Category total12--
Grand total55985113