Fairmont State University

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General Information

Admission Office

1201 Locust Avenue

Office of Admissions

Fairmont, WV 26554-2470

(304) 367-4892

(800) 641-5678

Fax: (304) 367-4789

Contact: Steve Leadman

Executive Director of Enrollment Services
Main Address

1201 Locust Avenue

Fairmont, WV 26554-2470

(304) 367-4000


Total undergrads: 4,115

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 771

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,046

Graduate enrollment: 432


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 88%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 67%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art B
Design/Visual Communications A
Drama/Theater Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Banking/Financial Services B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Office Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Communications Technologies

Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Education of Emotionally Handicapped B
Education of Gifted/Talented B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Teacher Assistance A
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B

Engineering Technologies

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Architectural Engineering Technology A,B
Civil Engineering/Technology B
Construction/Building Technologies B
Drafting and Design Technology B
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Industrial Technology A
Mechanical Drafting A
Mechanical Engineering Technology A,B
Occupational Safety A,B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Sign Language Interpretation A,C
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Health System Administration B
Medical Records Technology A
Nursing (RN) A,B
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Respiratory Therapy A
Veterinarian Assistance A


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A,B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Avionics Maintenance/Technology A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B

Personal & Culinary Services

Institutional Food Service A

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Forensic Technologies B
Law Enforcement Administration B
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation B
Aviation Management B

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.

Fairmont State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (304) 367-4000
Website: https://www.fairmontstate.edu/
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www.fairmontstate.edu/apply
Address: 1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554-2470
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,803
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 36%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,677 (44% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,738
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,814
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,034

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Fairmont State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Fairmont State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 12
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 56
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 13
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 3
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 6365

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Fairmont State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,738
Out-of-state $16,814
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,922
Out-of-state $19,100

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 790 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 771 95% $7,034
Student loan aid 470 58% $5,969

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,704 74% $7,129
Federal student loans 2,021 55% $6,527

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Fairmont State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Fairmont State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,712 996 1,716
Percent admitted 100% 82% 87%
Percent admitted who enrolled 29% 31% 28%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Fairmont State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,803
Undergraduate enrollment 3,563
Graduate enrollment 240

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Fairmont State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • 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

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