Glenville State College

Glenville State College

Glenville State College, also known as GSC, is located in Glenville, West Virginia. It is a public college that established in 1872 and became a four-year college in 1931. Because of its quality of teaching, the campus came to be known as 'the Lighthouse on the Hill'.

Glenville State College offers associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees in forest technology, accounting, sport management, chemistry, resort area management and criminal justice.

The male and female athletics teams of Glenville State College are called the Pioneers and the Lady Pioneers respectively. The teams compete in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They participate in sports which include basketball, softball, volleyball and track and field. The students are also active in clubs and organizations such as the Academic Society, the Educational Society, a Forest Technology club and the Science Club.

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Contacting Glenville State

Glenville State College
200 High Street
Glenville , WV 26351-1292
General Phone: (304) 462-7361

Glenville State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts63English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, social studies, history
Education and Teaching60special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Conservation and Resource Management40natural resources policy, forest technology
Business and Management34business, business management
Science11biology, chemistry
Engineering Technician9environmental engineering tech, surveying tech
Music1music performance
Security and Law Enforcement0corrections
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0sports and fitness management

Number of programs and degrees for Glenville State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree18818
Associate's degree307

Glenville State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Glenville State had a total enrollment of 1,441 students (1,196 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 58%
Women 42%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 28%
20-21 23%
22-24 18%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

West Virginia79%
Washington, DC1%

Glenville State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 51 %
Part-Time 100 %

Glenville State Room and Board (2007)

Glenville State offers campus housing for 596 of its 1,196 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Glenville, West Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other West Virginia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Glenville State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal340490
SAT Math350480
ACT Verbal2027
ACT Math1921
ACT Composite2022

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT25%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT80%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Glenville State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,486
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,738
Room and board $ 6,150
Room charge $ 3,000
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,150
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 4,392

Financial Aid:
Glenville State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 381300)

Glenville State Faculty

Glenville State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track187
Non-tenured and not on tenure track59

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year6$65,6162*
Associate professoracademic year12$54,0044$59,070
Assistant professoracademic year11$45,6118$46,266
Instructoracademic year5$36,1918$36,663
All faculty totalacademic year34$50,71822$46,443

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Glenville State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5510

Glenville State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Forest Technology/Technician
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering Technician
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, Other

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement

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