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 Mountain State University

Mountain State University - Beckley, WV

410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

General information:(304)253-7351
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:4,743(4,209 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
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 (larger 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
3% or less
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 $6,900 $7,200 $7,680 -6%
Out-of-state $6,900 $7,200 $7,680 -6%
Books and supplies $1,530 $2,000 $2,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,116 $6,365 $6,650 -4%
Other $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $4,000 $7,240 $9,081 -25%
Other $1,500 $1,800 $5,904 -228%
Off Campus with Family
Other $500 $600 $660 -9%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $15,546 $16,565 $17,330 -6%
Off Campus $13,930 $18,240 $24,665 -25%
Off Campus with Family $8,930 $9,800 $10,340 -10%
Out-of-state
On Campus $15,546 $16,565 $17,330 -6%
Off Campus $13,930 $18,240 $24,665 -25%
Off Campus with Family $8,930 $9,800 $10,340 -10%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,880
In-state fees $1,800
Out-of-state tuition $5,880
Out-of-state fees $1,800
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,100
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $5,100
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 245 68% --
Grant or scholarship aid 216 60% $1,185,927 $5,490
Federal grants 190 52% $937,551 $4,934
Pell grants 190 52% $916,676 $4,825
Other federal grants 80 22% $20,875 $261
State/local government grant or scholarships 77 21% $145,974 $1,896
Institutional grants or scholarships 34 9% $102,402 $3,012
Student loan aid 203 56% $1,621,008 $7,985
Federal student loans 203 56% $1,621,008 $7,985
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
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 2,774 57% $13,723,383 $4,947
Pell grants 2,487 51% $10,855,538 $4,365
Federal student loans 3,317 68% $34,192,996 $10,308

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 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
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 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,743
Undergraduate enrollment 4,209
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 634
Graduate enrollment 534
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

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, 25 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NAIA Division IMenWomen
All Track Combined 36
Basketball 14-
Soccer 1413
Volleyball -13

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission03/31/2008 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission03/31/2008 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission03/31/2008 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission03/31/2008 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission03/01/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/31/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission12/02/2003 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission12/31/2003 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/04/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/31/2002 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/28/1998 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission10/31/1998 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/04/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/30/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/30/1997 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/31/2001 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/31/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/30/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/30/2002 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/30/1999 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission10/31/2003 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/30/2002 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission10/31/2002 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/20/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission12/31/1998 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/30/1998 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/31/2003 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/04/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/31/2001 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/31/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/28/1999 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/28/1999 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/30/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/20/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/20/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission11/30/2003 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/04/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission10/31/2002 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/30/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/31/2002 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission11/30/2003 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/30/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/04/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/30/1999 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission12/31/1996 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/30/2000 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/30/1999 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/31/1997 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/01/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/30/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/04/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/04/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission03/31/1999 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/30/1996 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/30/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/31/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission12/31/1997 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/31/2003 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1981 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

08/01/1999 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

10/29/1997 Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level

10/09/2004 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

04/16/2004 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

03/01/2000 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

03/01/1995 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations21 0
Liquor law violations104
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 010
Liquor law violations 004
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 112
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 100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 112
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 Rate13.5%
Number in default272
Number in repayment2,005

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00380700

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.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Bachelor's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Postbaccalaureate certificate Master's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - other
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-2------
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-2------
Category total-4------
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting618------
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General0-0-----
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other1238------
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other---0224--0
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other-0------
Human Resources Management and Services, Other-206------
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General0-------
Category total1826200224--0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Graphics0-------
Computer Science20------
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other15------
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager-4------
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster0-------
Category total39------
Education Colleges
Elementary Education and Teaching0-------
Secondary Education and Teaching1-------
Category total1-------
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General5-------
Category total5-------
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Mining Technology/Technician0-------
Category total0-------
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other-0---0--
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician3917------
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)2-------
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing------0-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician--0-----
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-0------
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-9--4---
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary0-------
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder--0--1--
Medical/Clinical Assistant13-------
Nurse Anesthetist------0-
Nursing Administration------0-
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene0-------
Occupational Therapist Assistant17-------
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist--0--12--
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant21-------
Physician Assistant----38---
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer17-------
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-331--68---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist3-------
Category total1123570-110130-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-15------
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1915-05---
Fire Science/Fire-fighting2-------
Forensic Science and Technology-15------
Category total2145-05---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal3-------
Legal Studies, General-3------
Category total33------
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies15-------
Category total15-------
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Gerontology--0-----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-41-08---
Sustainability Studies-0------
Category total-41008---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies00------
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management3-------
Category total30------
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Culinary Arts/Chef Training46------
Category total46------
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies0-------
Category total0-------
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-10------
Psychology, Other3-------
Category total310------
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work-10------
Category total-10------
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew00------
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations38------
Category total38------
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Graphic Design00------
Category total00------
Grand total191755003471300