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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 2013                  2,677
  • Undergraduate                           2,622
  • Graduate                                         55
Student/Faculty Ratio   15:1
 
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
 
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 & Media Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Recreation
  • Regents Bachelor of Arts
  • Social Work
  • Sociology/Philosophy
  • Sports Studies
Graduate Degrees
  • Biotechnology
  • Media Studies
  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Multicultural Instructional Leadership
 Degrees Awarded 2012-2013 Academic Year
  • Bachelor’s         397
  • Master’s             13
Tuition 2013-2014 Academic Year (per semester)
Full-time Undergraduate   Full-time Graduate  
Resident $2,966 Resident $3,260
Metro $5,411 Non-Resident $7,624
Non-Resident $6,932    

Financial Aid 75 percent of students receive some form of financial aid
 
Student Profile in 2012-2013
  • 55 percent Caucasian
  • 10 percent African American
  • 2 percent Asian, Hispanic or American Indian
  • 33 percent undeclared race/ethnicity
Land-Grant An 1890 Land-Grant Institution
  • One of only 18 land-grant universities designated by the Second Morrill Act in 1890
  • Land-Grant Extension serves 29 West Virginia counties daily which aid approximately 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 100-acre campus, 864,287 square-feet of floor space
  • Centrally located within one of West Virginia’s largest population centers

 

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