Alderson Broaddus University

Alderson Broaddus University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Alderson Broaddus University Ranked?

2023 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 38 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health professions.

Overall Quality

Alderson Broaddus University is ranked #1,446 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Alderson Broaddus University held the #1,782 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Alderson Broaddus University also holds the #8 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 53%, 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 69% 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 430 and 530. Math scores were between 420 and 520.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alderson Broaddus University  ( 430 to 530 )

SAT Math Scores for Alderson Broaddus University  ( 420 to 520 )
Alderson Broaddus University received ACT scores from 24% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Alderson Broaddus University  ( 17 to 22 )

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Alderson Broaddus University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Alderson Broaddus University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 68%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  68 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alderson Broaddus University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 48% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Alderson Broaddus University. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  48 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 22% for first-time, full-time students at Alderson Broaddus University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100

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Alderson Broaddus University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 766 undergraduates at Alderson Broaddus University with 713 being full-time and 53 being part-time.

How Much Does Alderson Broaddus University Cost?

The overall average net price of Alderson Broaddus University is $20,683. 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 +
$17,866 $19,391 $20,998 $24,987 $26,485

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 91% of students took out student loans averaging $9,531 a year. That adds up to $38,124 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alderson Broaddus University is 9.0%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Alderson Broaddus University make around $44,617 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Alderson Broaddus University graduates since it is 5% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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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 31 majors graduated from Alderson Broaddus University. Of these students, 163 received undergraduate degrees and 40 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
Nursing 28 $63,507
Health & Physical Education 28 $27,324
General Psychology 17 NA
Business Administration & Management 16 $33,436
Criminal Justice & Corrections 14 NA
General Biology 11 $27,028
Accounting 11 NA
Marketing 10 NA
Computer Science 5 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 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 2019-2020, 502 students took at least one online class at Alderson Broaddus University. This is an increase from the 348 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 502 38
2018-2019 348 10
2017-2018 316 9
2016-2017 327 12
2015-2016 286 2

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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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