West Virginia University At Parkersburg

West Virginia University At Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg, also known as WVUP, is located in Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States. It was established in 1961 as the Parkersburg Branch of West Virginia University. In 1971, it was renamed to Parkersburg Community College. It gained university status in 1989 and adopted its present name. It is a regional campus of West Virginia University or WVU. The university enrolls more than 3,500 part-time and full-time students per year. The university grants several associate degrees and certificate programs in diverse areas of study.

WVUP recognizes a number of student organizations and clubs including the Criminal Justice Club, Musicians Guild, Student Nursing Association, Film Society, Psychology Club, and Give Back on Fridays. The Student Government Association works for the overall development of students.

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg , WV 26104
General Phone: (304) 424-8000

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WVU Parkersburg Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts261liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies
Business and Management86business management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine58EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Education and Teaching48elementary school teaching, teacher aide
Production Trades26machine shop assistant, welding, precision metal working
Office and Administration24executive secretary
Computer Science and Engineering21information science
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and safety
Engineering Technician15engineering technician
Medical Support and Technology15surgical tech
Science and Laboratory Technician10science tech
Engineering10engineering management
Mechanics and Repair1mechanics and repairers

Number of programs and degrees for WVU Parkersburg in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree35218
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years478
Bachelor's degree2004

WVU Parkersburg Student Body

In 2007-2008, WVU Parkersburg had a total enrollment of 3,743 students (2,814 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 97%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 12%
18-19 20%
20-21 14%
22-24 14%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

West Virginia99%

WVU Parkersburg Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 44 %

WVU Parkersburg Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Parkersburg, 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.

WVU Parkersburg Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,912
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,766
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
WVU Parkersburg participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 382800)

WVU Parkersburg Faculty

WVU Parkersburg has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*2*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*4$56,900

*: 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 year17$53,23012$53,508
Associate professoracademic year6$52,9628$49,621
Assistant professoracademic year5$44,1167$42,283
Instructoracademic year12$37,26215$36,538
All faculty totalacademic year40$47,26042$44,836

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

WVU Parkersburg Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering/Industrial Management

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Mechanics and Repairers, General


Medical Support And Technology
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Precision Metal Working, Other
Welding Technology/Welder

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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What Sets WVU Parkersburg Apart:

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Top 9%WVU Parkersburg Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in engineering
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Top 11%WVU Parkersburg % of degrees in engineering
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%WVU Parkersburg % of degrees in production trades
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Top 19%WVU Parkersburg Number of students
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 20%WVU Parkersburg % of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 20%WVU Parkersburg Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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