Alderson Broaddus College

101 College Hill Drive, Philippi, WV 26416-2035
Tel: (304)457-1700
Private not-for-profit | 870 students
Alderson-Broaddus College is a private, four-year college dedicated to providing education of the highest quality. For more than 130 years, Alderson-Broaddus College has been providing a quality education for its students. Deeply rooted in the liberal arts, Alderson-Broaddus College is a health-related and professional educational institution.

School Overview:

Alderson Broaddus College
CountyBarbour County, WV
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
73 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment870 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
821 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
49 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
826 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
44 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted41%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)420-510450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)440-520460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)390-480440-570
ACT English (25-75%)18-2119-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2318-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2420-25

School Notes:

  • Alderson-Broaddus is a place to learn...a place to develop your potential. Our first purpose is to create settings, opportunities and an atmosphere where you can pursue your academic and professional interests. You will also spend time in activities and places outside the classroom where a different kind of learning occurs. Here you develop maturity through meaningful relationship with others.
  • Alderson-Broaddus College offers programs in the health sciences, social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and education. All programs are based on a strong liberal arts foundation that prepares students for responsible citizenship and lifelong learning. The College maintains strong ties with the American Baptist Churches U.S.A., and encourages the academic goals of expanding knowledge, intellectual inquiry, and critical thinking. It also encourages Christian values, including reasoned religious belief, personal moral integrity, and service to others. The College is a caring community that strives to meet the intellectual, spiritual, social, psychological, and physical needs of students. Alderson-Broaddus College is committed to serving the region as an academic, cultural, and religious resource.
  • Established in 1871, Alderson-Broaddus is a liberal arts institution that is well known for its outstanding health-related programs, which include the nation's first four-year physician assistant program, West Virginia's first college nursing program, and five other health-related majors.
  • A-B is one of four West Virginia Colleges listed in the Top Tier of Southern Comprehensive College's - Bachelor's category. U.S.News & World Report ranks colleges and universities by mission and region, academic excellence, and against their peers, based on composite weighted scores.
  • Alderson-Broaddus College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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