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West Virginia State University Named Among Best Online Colleges in West Virginia

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November 15, 2022
West Virginia State University Named Among Best Online Colleges in West Virginia  

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) has been named a Best Online College in West Virginia for 2023 by, an industry resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning. researched more than 3,000 colleges and universities for its 2023 rankings, evaluating each program by the strength of its academic quality, graduation rate, cost and ROI, and student resources.

“West Virginia State University is proud to offer online learning degree options for students located anywhere,” said WVSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. J. Paige Carney. “In this ever-changing, post-pandemic world, online degrees are often a more convenient option for those wishing to pursue a college education and we are fortunate to be able to offer those students this opportunity.”

WVSU was awarded Best HBCU on the final list of higher education institutions in the state of West Virginia. implemented a methodology that ranks each institution on a scale from 0 to 100 across six categories. The scoring system compares each school according to tuition costs, admission, retention and graduation rates, faculty, and reputation, as well as the student resources provided for online students. 

WVSU offers a variety of online degree programs including in business administration, criminal justice, English/technical writing, health science, and regents bachelor of arts, as well as online graduate degrees in educational leadership and criminal justice administration. 

Studies show that obtaining a college degree increases income substantially, with graduates earning 84% more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED. The percentage difference in earnings continues to grow with higher learning degrees, such as master’s, doctoral, or professional degrees, with the unemployment rate decreasing to as much as 1.6% for those with a doctorate.

To view the complete rankings from, go here.

To learn more about WVSU’s online programs, or to apply, go here.

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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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