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West Virginia State University Quick Facts

Founded 1891, West Virginia Colored Institute
 
Name Changes
  • 1915, West Virginia Collegiate Institute
  • 1929, West Virginia State College
  • 2004, West Virginia State University
Total Enrollment Fall 2017          3,879
  • Undergraduate                      3,755
  • Graduate                                   124
Student/Faculty Ratio   17:1
 
Accreditation Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Degrees Awarded 2016-2017 Academic Year
  • Bachelor’s         358
  • Master’s              11
Tuition 2017-2018 Academic Year (per semester)
 
Full-time Undergraduate   Full-time Graduate  
Resident $3,773 Resident $3,945
Metro $6,481 Non-Resident $9,091
Non-Resident $8,275    


Financial Aid 90 percent of students receive some form of financial aid
  Student Profile in Fall 2017
  • 62.8 percent Caucasian
  • 8.9 percent African American
  • 6.2 percent Asian, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or American Indian
  • 5.5 percent Multiracial
  • 15.3 percent undeclared race/ethnicity
  • 1.2 percent nonresident alien
Land-Grant An 1890 Land-Grant Institution
  • One of only 19 land-grant universities designated by the Second Morrill Act in 1890
  • Land-Grant Extension serves 38 West Virginia counties daily. These services aid more than 20,000 people annually.
Athletics
  • National Affiliation: NCAA Division II
  • Conference Affiliation: Mountain East Athletic Conference
  • Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball, football, golf and tennis
  • Women’s Sports: basketball, cross country, softball, tennis and volleyball
  • Athletic Colors: Old Gold and Black
  • Mascot: Yellow Jackets
Campus
  • Located in Institute, W.Va., approximately 8 miles from Charleston
  • Approximately 123-acre campus, 864,287 square-feet of floor space
  • Centrally located within one of West Virginia’s largest population centers

 

WVSU Campus

Academic Colleges
  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Business and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • College of Professional Studies
Undergraduate Degrees
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education (Elementary and Secondary)
  • English
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music Performance
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Regents Bachelor of Arts
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports Studies
Graduate Degrees
  • Biotechnology
  • Education in Instructional Leadership
  • Media Studies
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Public Administration
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