West Virginia University Institute Of Technology

West Virginia University Institute Of Technology

West Virginia University Institute of Technology, also known as WVU Tech, is a four-year college located in Montgomery, West Virginia, United States. It was established in 1895 as a sub-college level Montgomery Preparatory School of WVU. After a few name and status changes, it was finally renamed as West Virginia University Institute of Technology in 1941. The main campus is spread across an area of 200 acres. WVU Tech offers bachelor's degrees in diverse areas of study. WVU Tech is organized into the following academic colleges:

  • College of Business, Humanities, and Sciences
  • Community and Technical College of WVU Tech
  • Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering

WVU Tech's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Mid-South Conference. The athletic teams are nicknamed as the Golden Bears.

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West Virginia University Institute of Technology
405 Fayette Pke
Montgomery , WV 25136
General Phone: (304) 442-3071

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WVU Tech Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering79chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, engineering science, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, various engineering courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine39registered nursing
Business and Management33business, operations management, accounting, labor relations, MIS
Liberal Arts20general studies, interdisciplinary studies, political science
Computer Science and Engineering12computer and info science
Media7printing equipment operation
Medical Administration6health care administration
Science4biology, chemistry
Education and Teaching4technical teaching
Family and Social Work3community organization

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree20624
Master's degree11

WVU Tech Student Body

In 2007-2008, WVU Tech had a total enrollment of 1,453 students (1,251 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 70%
Women 30%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%
Graduate 0%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 11%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 15%
18-19 27%
20-21 19%
22-24 12%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 4%

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

West Virginia83%

WVU Tech Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %

WVU Tech Room and Board (2007)

WVU Tech offers campus housing for 600 of its 1,251 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Montgomery, 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 Tech Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal380500
SAT Math380500
SAT Writing380500
ACT Verbal1724
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1824

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT22%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

WVU Tech Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,964
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,748
Room and board $ 5,944
Room charge $ 3,200
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,744
Books and supplies $ 1,800
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
WVU Tech participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 382721)

WVU Tech Faculty

WVU Tech has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track199
Non-tenured and not on tenure track715

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year3$61,8800*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*2*
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$58,3423$55,711

*: 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 year20$70,5367$61,735
Associate professoracademic year13$55,9255$52,496
Assistant professoracademic year13$50,45111$47,501
Instructoracademic year2*5$44,467
Lectureracademic year2*4$43,951
All faculty totalacademic year50$59,15232$50,477

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

WVU Tech Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-South Conference
Basketball Mid-South Conference
Baseball Mid-South Conference
Track Mid-South Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports66105171

WVU Tech Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Information Systems, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Technical Teacher Education

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science
Engineering, Other
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

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

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

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WVU Tech Highlights

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What Sets WVU Tech Apart:

% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. all colleges)
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% of degrees in engineering
(vs. all colleges)
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Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 7%WVU Tech Number of students
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%WVU Tech Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 10%WVU Tech Number of degree programs
% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 10%WVU Tech % of degrees in medical administration
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%WVU Tech Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%WVU Tech Male % of student body
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%WVU Tech Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%WVU Tech % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%WVU Tech % of full-time faculty on tenure track

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