WVU Description

If you want to attend a public institution in West Virginia where you can earn a certificate or baccalaureate degree, West Virginia University at Parkersburg (WVUP) is worth a look.

WVUP is one of the only public community colleges in the state that offers four-year degrees in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Information Security, and more. Undergraduate degree programs can be taken onsite or online.

Some of the certificate programs at WVUP include:

  • Advanced Leadership and Management
  • Animation, Game and Web Design
  • Emergency Response
  • Paraprofessional Studies
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Solar Energy Technology

Accelerated certificate programs are available as well in Construction Technology, Home Inspection, Nursing Assisting, Real Estate Pre-Licensure, and a host of others.

WVUP also allows qualifying high school students to take college classes early through its “Earn a Degree Graduate Early” (EDGE) program.

Applicants to the university must submit the following to be considered for admissions:

  • ACT or SAT scores
  • Application
  • Transcripts

Additionally, certain students may be required to submit immunization records.

WVUP administers financial aid to those who meet the criteria and need help paying their tuition. The first step is for students to fill out a FAFSA to determine if they are eligible for any grants, loans, scholarships, or work-study programs.

Quick Facts about West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Website

www.wvup.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$2,844

Out-of-State Tuition

$7,512

Retention Rate

67%

Enrollment

3,756

Year Established

1961

WVU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 5

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100% of students gave West Virginia University at Parkersburg 5 stars overall.

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

I like how the campus is set up and how easily it is to find your way around the school. All the faculty and staff at wvup seem very nice and helpful. The campus is in a good location. Everyone seems very friendly and welcoming to new students.

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WVU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
3,756
Freshman Class
791
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
3,756

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
0%
Part-Time
100%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
1%
African American
1%
Caucasian
93%
Unknown and Other
5%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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