University of Charleston Ranked First by


Charleston, W.Va.  –The University of Charleston was ranked first in West Virginia schools in the 2018 Best College and University Rankings on

According to WalletHub, analysts compared nearly 1,000 higher education institutions in the United States. The analysis was based on 26 key measures, which were then grouped into seven categories, including admissions rate, net cost, student to faculty ratio, on-campus crime, gender and racial diversity, graduation rate and post-attendance median salary.  

UC ranked first overall, followed by West Virginia University Institute of Technology, WVU, Davis & Elkins College, Wheeling Jesuit University, WV Wesleyan College, Marshall University, Fairmont State University, West Liberty University and Shepherd University.

In the overall national rankings, UC was ranked 329 overall (out of 973), and was ranked 78th in the Southern Region.