Stewart Hall, 1500 University Avenue, Morgantown, WV 26506-6201

School Details

Founded as a land-grant college, West Virginia University is a public, four-year, research institution of higher education,located in the city of Morgantown, West Virginia. Almost as soon as West Virginia gained statehood in 1863, residents planned for a land-grant school. The Agricultural College of West Virginia was founded in 1867, and by 1868, the name was changed to West Virginia University. In 1889, the first ten women enrolled, in addition to two Japanese students. Though early programs focused on the sciences, humanities and social work studies were added by the 1930s. Throughout the school’s history, the student body has continued to diversify. The mission of West Virginia University states: “As a land-grant institution in the 21st century, WVU will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world.”

West Virginia University offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs housed in the following colleges and schools:

  • Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design
  • Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Creative Arts
  • School of Dentistry
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
  • WVU Institute of Technology
  • College of Law
  • Reed College of Media
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
  • School of Public Health
  • Potomac State College of WVU

WVU offers undergraduate and graduate distance learning opportunities through the WVU Online and Extended Campus. Programs vary from fully online to blended learning. Online graduate degrees include master’s and certificate programs.

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Accreditation & Licensing

Higher Learning Commission