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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 2016          3,514
  • Undergraduate                      3,391
  • Graduate                                   123
Student/Faculty Ratio   17:1
 
Accreditation Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

 Degrees Awarded 2015-2016 Academic Year
  • Bachelor’s         416
  • Master’s              22
Tuition 2015-2016 Academic Year (per semester)
 
Full-time Undergraduate   Full-time Graduate  
Resident $3,498 Resident $3,662
Metro $6,078 Non-Resident $8,564
Non-Resident $7,786    


Financial Aid 90 percent of students receive some form of financial aid
  Student Profile in Fall 2016
  • 53.4 percent Caucasian
  • 9.9 percent African American
  • 6.2 percent Multiracial
  • 6.2 percent Asian, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or American Indian
  • 22.9 percent undeclared race/ethnicity
  • 1.1 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 15,000 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
  • Recreation
  • 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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