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Institutional Accreditation

West Virginia State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges ( West Virginia State University has maintained continuous accreditation by the Higher Learning Committee (HLC) of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges since 1927. Of all West Virginia’s higher education institutions, West Virginia State University has the longest record of continuous accreditation.

HLC conducts comprehensive evaluations of member institutions to confirm that the institution continues to meet the Criteria for Accreditation, is pursuing institutional improvement and complies with requirements sets by the U.S. Department of Education. Evaluations are conducted by teams of peer reviewers.

For accredited institutions, comprehensive evaluations occur at different points along each pathway for reaffirmation of accreditation.

Program Accreditation

A specialized accrediting body evaluates particular units, schools, or programs within an institution. Specialized accreditation, also called program accreditation, is often associated with national professional associations, such as those for engineering, medicine, and law, or with specific disciplines, such as business, teacher education, psychology, or social work.

Program Accreditation at WVSU

  • The Teacher Education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); 
  • The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • The Bachelor of Science degree program in the Department of Business Administration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • The Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • The YellowJacket Early Enrollment/Dual Credit Program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
  • Option A of the bachelor’s degree in Chemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society.

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Free Tree Planting in Your Community

West Virginia State University and Diversified Energy are partnering to help re-green communities in the state of West Virginia, one resident at a time. Much of our cities’ green space is in our own backyards, and WVSU Extension Service is here to assist you with everything from assessing your planting site to picking the right tree and planting it!

Extension Educators will come to your home, talk to you about your yard, what you would like to accomplish with your tree, purchase the tree and help you plant it! We are offering shade trees, flowering trees, fruit and nut trees ­— any tree to suit your needs!


March 1: Deadline for applications

March 15–31: Extension educators visit individual properties and conduct site assessments to select the right tree

May 1–31: Plantings

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