West Virginia State University

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Founded under the provisions of the Second Morrill Act of 1890, West Virginia State University is one of 17 land-grant institutions that were congressionally authorized to provide for education of African-Americans in agriculture and mechanical arts.

Today it is a student-centered research and teaching land-grant university that offers 21 bachelor's degrees, 28 minors and four master's degrees. West Virginia State has 2,644 enrolled students and is accredited by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

West Virginia State comprises four different colleges: The College of Arts and Humanities, The College of Business and Social Sciences, The College of Natural Science and Mathematics, and The College of Professional Studies. Online courses are also offered through the Sakai system.

Athletics

Under segregation, the school's athletic teams competed against other segregated schools. After desegregation, the teams played in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, competing in the NCAA's Division II. After that conference dissolved, West Virginia State joined the Mountain East Conference.

West Virginia State's teams are known as the Yellow Jackets. Men's teams include baseball, basketball and football; women's teams include golf, tennis and basketball.

Library System

The Drain-Jordan Library is the university's research hub and is designed to promote intellectual inquiry both institutionally and in the community. Its regular exhibits include an African arts and crafts display in the reference room as well as the Asian Art Collection in the lobby and periodicals room.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

West Virginia State offers Pell Grants, federal grants, federal work-study, Stafford Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, a West Virginia Higher Education Grant and a Promise Scholarship, the latter of which is merit-based.

Student Housing

The school has three residence halls and an apartment complex: Sullivan Hall (co-ed); Dawson Hall (women) and Prillerman Hall (married students/single parents with children).

All unmarried freshmen, sophomores and juniors who do not commute from a 50-mile radius are required to live on campus unless they have served two or more years in the Army, lived in a college residence hall for six semesters, have a disability that makes the residence halls impractical or is a married student, single parent or student 25 years old prior to admission.

General Information

Admission Office

Campus Box 197

PO Box 1000

Institute, WV 25112-1000

(304) 766-3221

(800) 987-2112

Fax: (304) 766-4104



Contact: Tryreno Sowell

Director
Main Address

PO Box 1000

Institute, WV 25112-1000

(304) 766-3000

www.wvstateu.edu
Size

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,961

Setting

Suburban setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 56%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Ceramics B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drawing B
Fiber/Textile/Weaving Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Banking/Financial Services B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Education of Gifted/Talented B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Recreational Therapy B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Police Science B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology 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.

West Virginia State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(304) 766-3000
Website:www.wvstateu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:wvstateu.edu/Admissions/APPLY-NOW.aspx
Address:Rte 25, Institute, WV 25112-1000
Setting:22
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,514
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):27%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,480 (71% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,996
Out-of-state Tuition:$15,572
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:90%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,155

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

West Virginia State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at West Virginia State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education2
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Physical Sciences1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total1234

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at West Virginia State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Grand total3

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at West Virginia 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,996
Out-of-state$15,572
Books and supplies$1,471

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,324
Out-of-state$17,128

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid33290%
Grant or scholarship aid33290%$7,155
Student loan aid23063%$7,585

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,53048%$7,405
Federal student loans1,33542%$7,853

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for West Virginia 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 West Virginia State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,4621,3552,107
Percent admitted100%95%97%
Percent admitted who enrolled12%17%9%

Admissions Considerations

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

West Virginia State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,514
Undergraduate enrollment3,433
Graduate enrollment81

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

West Virginia State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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.

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