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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