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
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
Large Town Setting
Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available
WVU Ratings & Reviews
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- Freshman Class
- Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
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