Mountain State University

Mountain State University (MSU) is a private university located in Beckley, West Virginia. As of December 31, 2012, MSU will be losing its regional accreditation and will therefore cease to operate. The University of Charleston plans on taking over the Martinsburg and Beckley sites in order to establish new campuses.

The university had over 60 programs which focused mainly in technology, business, and health and human services. Some of the degrees were available to students online.

General Information

Admission Office
609 South Kanawha Street
PO Box 9003
Beckley, WV 25802-9003
(304) 929-1433
(800) 766-6067
Fax: (304) 253-3463
gomsu@mountainstate.edu
Contact: Tammy Toney
Director of the Admissions Process
Main Address
PO Box 9003
Beckley, WV 25802-9003
(304) 253-7351
www.mountainstate.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 4,378
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 562
Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,266
Graduate enrollment: 730

Setting
Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $6,480 $6,720 $6,900 $7,200 +4.35%
Books and Supplies $1,530 $1,530 $1,530 $2,000 +30.72%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,854 $6,116 $6,116 $6,365 +4.07%
Other $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $4,000 $4,000 $4,000 $7,240 +81.00%
Other $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,800 +20.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $14,864 $15,366 $15,546 $16,565 +6.55%
In-state Off Campus $13,510 $13,750 $13,930 $18,240 +30.94%
In-state with Family $8,010 $8,250 $8,430 $9,200 +9.13%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $4,572
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $4,572
Out-of-state Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 265 61%
Grant or scholarship aid 200 46% $805,887 $4,029
• Federal grants 178 41% $637,950 $3,584
• Pell grants 178 41% $589,700 $3,313
• Other federal grants 123 28% $48,250 $392
State/local government grant or scholarships 49 11% $120,203 $2,453
Institutional grants or scholarships 18 4% $47,734 $2,652
Student loan aid 235 54% $1,599,281 $6,805
• Federal student loans 235 54% $1,599,281 $6,805
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 654 364 190 9
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 9
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 2
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 218 283 15
Accounting 8 4
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 26 6
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 283
Hospitality Administration/management, Other 1
Human Resources Management and Services, Other 183
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration 5
Computing and Information Sciences 10 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 4 1
Computer Graphics
Computer Science 4
System, Networking, and Lan/wan Management/manager 2
Web/multimedia Management and WebMA/MS
Education 2
Elementary Education and Teaching 2
Secondary Education and Teaching
Engineering 1
Engineering 1
Engineering Technology
Mining Technology/technician
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 264 72 123 5
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 11 34
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 1
Family Practice Nurse/nursing
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 1
Medical Administrative/executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/coder
Medical/clinical Assistant 8
Nurse Anesthetist 2
Nursing Administration
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Occupational Therapist Assistant 24
Phlebotomy Technician/phlebotomist 3
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant 18
Physician Assistant 32
Radiologic Technology/science – Radiographer 19
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 252 40
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 19
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 76 5 23 2
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 36
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 14 5 21 2
Fire Science/fire-fighting 2
Forensic Science and Technology 26
Human Services 16
Social Work 16
Legal and Law Studies 5
Legal Assistant/paralegal 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 14
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 14
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 40 4 2
Gerontology 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 40 4 1
Sustainability Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation 1 2
Environmental Studies 1 1
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 1
Personal and Culinary Services 5
Culinary Arts/chef Training 5
Psychology 5 2
Psychology 5
Psychology, Other 2
Transportation and Materials Moving 8 2
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/airway Management and Operations 8 2
Visual and Performing Arts
Graphic Design
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: No
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: Not reported
Open admission

Undergraduate Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A
Tourism/Travel Services A
Travel/Tourism Management A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Health Services – General A
Medical Assistance A
Medical Transcription A
Mental Health Services Technology A
Substance Abuse Counseling A

Law & Legal Studies
Legal Administrative Assistance A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.
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