West Virginia University at Parkersburg

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West Virginia University (WVU) at Parkersburg is a public college that is both sovereign and separate from West Virginia University. Located in Parkersburg, West Virginia, it was originally established as a community college to serve seven counties around the west-central region of West Virginia. Today, WVU at Parkersburg offers baccalaureate programs in addition to associate programs. With over 4,000 students, the school is the largest community college and fifth largest public college in West Virginia.

WVU at Parkersburg is the only community college in West Virginia that offers Bachelor’s degrees. Currently, they offer Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Applied Science in Business Administration, Applied Technology, Bachelor of Arts (in either Multi-Disciplinary Studies or Elementary Education), and the Regents Bachelor of Arts. The last degree enables students to earn college credit for past work and life experiences. Students are also able to earn a general college-level degree without having to specify a major.

WVU at Parkersburg offers associate degrees in multiple academic areas. They also offer associate degrees that are not transferable into four-year programs (Associate in Applied Sciences). Therefore, students who want to go on to get a four-year degree should not seek those specific programs.

WVU at Parkersburg is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Higher Learning Commission.

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (304) 424-8000
Website: www.wvup.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104
Setting: Suburb: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,403
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 33%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,147 (48% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $3,722
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,234
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $2,580

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 431
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Construction Trades 1
Education 11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 421
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 311
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 32
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Precision Production 22
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Grand total 19247

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at West Virginia University at Parkersburg 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 Fees 2018-2019
In-state $3,722
Out-of-state $8,234
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 260 84%
Grant or scholarship aid 260 84% $2,580
Student loan aid 132 42% $2,354

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,220 89% $1,985
Federal student loans 1,084 44% $2,911

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for West Virginia University at Parkersburg. 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 University at Parkersburg students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 University at Parkersburg Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 2,403
Undergraduate enrollment 2,403
Graduate enrollment 0

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 University at Parkersburg Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*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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