West Virginia University at Parkersburg will begin offering all Ohio residents in-state tuition rates regardless of their program of study or location. These new tuition rates will take effect in the coming weeks, starting with the Fall 2017 semester, which begins on August 14, 2017.
In early April, the WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors approved in-state tuition rates for all online-only degree programs regardless of the student’s geographic location. These programs include the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science (RN-to-BSN), Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervisory Management, and Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Development. Offering Ohio residents in-state tuition rates was the next step in providing a more affordable education specifically to the Mid-Ohio Valley.
The new rates will reduce tuition costs for all Ohio students pursuing a degree by nearly 40 percent. “We want our programs to be affordable and accessible to our communities on both sides of the river,” said Anthony Underwood, Vice President of Student Services. “Based on specific reciprocity agreements we’ve had with the state of Ohio, we’ve been able to offer in-state tuition for some of our programs, but we are now able to provide these rates to all Ohio residents regardless of what they study or how long they choose to attend WVU-P.”
Currently, WVU Parkersburg offers the lowest bachelor degree tuition rate in West Virginia and is ranked among the top 50 most affordable four-year colleges in the nation according to the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, 40 percent of all WVU-P two-year program graduates continue at WVU-P with a four-year program.
Students may continue to enroll for Fall 2017 full term in-person and online classes until August 13th at 11:59 p.m. Available classes can be found online at http://schedules.wvup.edu/fall_full_schedule.htm.
For more information about all of the educational programs offered at WVU Parkersburg, visit your.wvup.edu.