Alderson Broaddus University

Alderson Broaddus University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Alderson Broaddus University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Alderson Broaddus University was awarded 21 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health professions.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Alderson Broaddus University is ranked #1,782 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Alderson Broaddus University also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in West Virginia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Alderson Broaddus University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Alderson Broaddus University is a competitive 41%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 43% of students accepted to Alderson Broaddus University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 540. Math scores were between 460 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alderson Broaddus University  ( 470 to 540 )

SAT Math Scores for Alderson Broaddus University  ( 460 to 540 )
Alderson Broaddus University received ACT scores from 56% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Alderson Broaddus University  ( 18 to 23 )

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Alderson Broaddus University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Alderson Broaddus University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Alderson Broaddus University is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alderson Broaddus University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Alderson Broaddus University this rate is 50%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  50 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Alderson Broaddus University is 27%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  27 out of 100

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Alderson Broaddus University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 836 undergraduates at Alderson Broaddus University with 790 being full-time and 46 being part-time.

How Much Does Alderson Broaddus University Cost?

The overall average net price of Alderson Broaddus University is $20,189. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Alderson Broaddus University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,494 $17,780 $20,911 $25,141 $24,898

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Alderson Broaddus University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Alderson Broaddus University, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $9,021 a year. That adds up to $36,084 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alderson Broaddus University is 8.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Alderson Broaddus University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Alderson Broaddus University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $40,400 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of Alderson Broaddus University

Located in Philippi, West Virginia, Alderson Broaddus University is a private not-for-profit institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Philippi draws many to the area.

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Contact details for Alderson Broaddus University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 College Hill Drive, Philippi, WV 26416-2035
Phone: 304-457-1700

Alderson Broaddus University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 32 majors graduated from Alderson Broaddus University. Of these students, 149 received undergraduate degrees and 35 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health & Physical Education 29 NA
Nursing 26 $60,700
Business Administration & Management 19 NA
General Psychology 12 NA
General Biology 11 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 9 NA
Accounting 6 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 6 NA
Marketing 6 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Alderson Broaddus University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Alderson Broaddus University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 348 students took at least one online class at Alderson Broaddus University. This is an increase from the 316 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 348 10
2017-2018 316 9
2016-2017 327 12
2015-2016 286 2
2013-2014 14 14

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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