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Colleges: West Virginia University at Parkersburg

August 25, 2015
Marietta Times

President:
Dr. Fletcher Lamkin
Phone: 304-424-8200
Email: ude.puvw@tnediserp


Address:
300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104
(304) 424-8000
(800) 982-9887 (toll free, WV and OH)
WVUPinfo@mail.wvu.edu
Enrollment: 4,292

General Description
West Virginia University at Parkersburg is a regional campus of West Virginia University. The Parkersburg campus is a community college which serves as a higher education center offering students a blend of certificate and associate programs as well as select bachelor's degrees. WVU Parkersburg is the only community college in West Virginia accredited to offer baccalaureate programs. It is the fifth largest public institution of higher education in West Virginia.

History
WVU Parkersburg began as a branch campus of WVU in 1961, became one of the first comprehensive community colleges in 1971 as Parkersburg Community College, and was redesignated as WVU Parkersburg in 1989. The college serves seven counties in west-central West Virginia: Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt and Wood.

Mission
West Virginia University at Parkersburg provides community-focused, accessible education dedicated to academic excellence and designed to prepare students to achieve their potential. A regional campus of West Virginia University, WVU at Parkersburg is an open admission institution that delivers academic and career programs ranging from certificates to select baccalaureate degrees. The institution also serves as a host site for graduate education. WVU at Parkersburg with its Jackson County Center offers educational, social and cultural opportunities; encourages life-long learning; supports economic and workforce development; promotes progressive partnerships, and advances regionally and globally responsive education in a student-centered learning environment. Certificates, Undergraduate Certificates, Associate in Arts Degrees, Associate in Applied Science Degrees, Associate in Science Degrees, select Baccalaureate Degrees, and West Virginia University graduate programs.

Accreditation
WVU Parkersburg is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Programs Offered
Certificates, Undergraduate Certificates, Associate in Arts Degrees, Associate in Applied Science Degrees, Associate in Science Degrees, select Baccalaureate Degrees, and West Virginia University graduate programs.

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