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.

General Information

Admission Office
300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104-8647
(304) 424-8220
Fax: (304) 424-8332
[email protected]
Contact: Leslie Sims
Main Address
300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104-8647
(304) 424-8000
Total undergrads: 3,753
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 599
Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,174

Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $1,825 $1,912 $2,076 $2,076 0.00%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $2,825 $3,112 $3,276 $3,276 0.00%

All Degrees and Programs

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 389 73%
Grant or scholarship aid 389 73% $1,274,860 $3,277
• Federal grants 265 50% $951,790 $3,592
• Pell grants 265 50% $943,615 $3,561
• Other federal grants 17 3% $8,175 $481
State/local government grant or scholarships 165 31% $282,248 $1,711
Institutional grants or scholarships 27 5% $40,822 $1,512
Student loan aid 192 36% $936,907 $4,880
• Federal student loans 192 36% $936,907 $4,880
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: No
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 100%
Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs
Percent students who return sophomore year: 57%

Undergraduate Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing
Business Administration/Management B
Executive Assistant A,C
Management Information Systems A

Communications & Journalism
Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences
Information Sciences/Systems A,C

Elementary Education A,B
Teacher’s Assistant A,C

Engineering Technologies
Engineering Technology – General A,C
Engineering/Industrial Management A,B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Nursing (RN) A
Surgical Technology C

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A,B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automotive Technology A
Mechanics & Repair – General A

Precision Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology A,C
Welding Technology A,C
Welding Management Technology A

Science Technologies
Technical Studies A,C

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies A,C

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.

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