West Virginia State University Recognized as one of Nation’s Top HBCU’s

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July 21, 2020
West Virginia State University Recognized as one of Nation’s Top HBCU’s

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) has been recognized as one of the leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the nation by College Consensus, an online college rating service.

WVSU was named the No. 21 HBCU in the nation by College Consensus in the organization’s listing of the Top 50 HBCU’s.

“We are honored to receive this recognition as a leading HBCU, as providing access and opportunity to higher education for African Americans was the reason the University was founded, and has always been a critical component of our mission,” said WVSU Interim President Dr. R. Charles Byers. “With the important discussions taking place in our nation today about race relations, the role that HBCU’s can play is more important now than ever.”

College Consensus examines data from numerous college ranking sites, including U.S. News & World Report, WalletHub, the Wall Street Journal, and others.  Those results are combined with student reviews, from sites including Niche, My Plan, and Unigo, creating a Publisher Rating and a Student Review Rating. The combination of these two creates the Consensus Rating. For more information, visit www.collegeconsensus.com.

West Virginia State University was founded in 1891 under the provisions of the Second Morrill Act, one of 19 land-grant institutions authorized by Congress and designated by the states to provide for the education of black citizens in agriculture and the mechanical arts.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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