ACT/HS GPA Profile: (for 4-yr degree seeking freshmen)
 
 Avg. ACT Composite:                 20.8                   Avg. HS GPA
                                                                            Total  3.19
 ACT Score Breakdown:
                                     27-36
                                     22-26
                                     19-21
                                      1-18
 
 Sources:  ACT Class Profile Service Report 1997-98.
 
 Notes:  SAT data is not available as sample size is too small to give adequate picture;  The ACT
             Score is the test most often used in the admissions process.
             Excludes Transition Program students
 
 
Retention:     
 
 Retention to second year:                                                    Completion Rate:
 
 First-time, full-time, 4-yr degree seeking freshmen:                First-time, full-time freshmen entering:
 Fall 1991 to Fall 1992                             70%                       Fall 1987                             41.8%
 Fall 1992 to Fall 1993                             71%                       Fall 1988                             40.9%
 Fall 1993 to Fall 1994                             73%                       Fall 1989                              n/av
 Fall 1994 to Fall 1995                             70%                       Fall 1990                             38.2%
 Fall 1995 to Fall 1996                             70%                       Fall 1991                             34.1%
 Fall 1996 to Fall 1997                             72%

                                                                                     Note:  Assoc. degrees in 3 yrs., Bach. degrees in 6 yrs.,
 Note: Excludes Transition Program Students                      Undgr. students graduating within the State Systems (WV)
 
 Source:  WV Higher Education Report Card.
 
Graduation Information: 
 
 Degrees Conferred by Level for academic year 1996-97:
    Certificate of Proficiency                    0
    Associate                                     227
    Baccalaureate                            1,154
    Masters                                        449
    Graduate Certificate                          0
    Doctoral                                           4
    First Professional (M.D.)                  48
    Total                                          1,882
 
 
Degree Program Information:
 
 Top degree programs by degrees conferred:
 
 Undergraduate                 # degrees          % of Bacc.                  Graduate                                   # degrees      % of Mast.
    Regents, B.A.                     134                 11.6%                    Business Administration, M.B.A.           47             10.5%
    Elementary Educ, B.A.        102                  8.8%                     Special Educ, M.A.                              40               8.9%
    Criminal Justice B.A.             76                  6.6%                     Counseling, M.A.                                 33               7.3%
    Nursing, B.S.N.                     68                  5.9%                     Safety, M.S.                                        31              6.9%
    Secondary Educ, B.A.           66                  5.7%                      Communication Disorders, M.A.           27              6.0%
    Biological Sci, B.S.               64                  5.5%



Class Size/Productivity Summary Data:         
 
 Student FTE to Faculty FTE Ratio:     
 
 Fall 1996             23:1
 Fall 1995             22:1
 Fall 1994             22:1
 Fall 1993             18:1
 Fall 1992             18:1
 Fall 1991             19:1
 
 Source:  WV Higher Education Report Card
 
 Average Class Size by Course Level and Type of Course:        
 
                                                                  Overall             Lecture                     Lab
 Overall Undergraduate                                   24                     24                         21
      Foundation                                                26                     26                         n/a
      Career Technical                                        23                     24                         16
      Lower Undergraduate                                  29                     29                         27
      Upper Undergraduate                                  21                     22                         10
 Graduate                                                        13                     13                         n/a
 

 Notes:  Special Courses such as Independent Study excluded.
             Courses taught for undergraduates and graduates simultaneously such as MTH 443/543 are listed at 400-level

**Excludes CTC