- Offers competency-based learning
- Awards credit for life experiences
- Offers more than 600 online courses
- Award-winning faculty
West Virginia University (WVU), a public, space-grant, land-grant research-intensive university founded in 1867, has a long history of providing quality higher education. With nearly 200 degree programs ranging from bachelor's to doctorates and professional programs through 15 colleges and a host of award-winning faculty, WVU students receive the education they need for successful careers. The university's commitment to innovative research includes its affiliation with the Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute. Online students have access to more than online courses as well as support services including enrollment coaches and academic advisers.
- Ranked #1 among The Best Online Colleges in West Virginia
- Ranked #36 among The Best Online Colleges in the U.S.
- Ranked among The Top 50 Places to Study Classical Economics
West Virginia University Online Degrees
West Virginia University's Accreditation, Approvals, Tuition & Admissions Info
West Virginia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Many of WVU's programs also hold specialized accreditation including those from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Undergraduate tuition -- $295 in-state / $930 out-of-state
Graduate tuition -- $453 in-state / $1,283 out-of-state
Admissions and Transfer Info
West Virginia University's admission prerequisites and application requirements vary by program.
Freshman applicants must submit official transcripts and ACT or SAT scores.
Undergraduate applicants must submit official transcripts for all college credits earned at an accredited institution and proof of at least a 2.5 GPA.
Some programs also require prior college experience and work experience or military training.
Transfer students must have at least a 2.0 GPA in all college work. If they have fewer than 24 transferable credit hours, they must meet the freshman applicant requirements.
WVU accepts a maximum of 72 hours of lower-division credit from transfer students.
International undergraduate students must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, official copies of their academic records, copies of academic diplomas or certificates and a copy of their passport or visa.
Graduate applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university, at least a 3.0 GPA and a minimum 292 GRE score. Applicants also must submit two recommendation forms and an original essay.
- Accreditation: Regional (Higher Learning Commission)
- Region: Southeast
- Retention Rate: 79%
- Requires SAT or ACT: SAT or ACT
- Public/Private: Public Nonprofit
- Acceptance Rate: 76%
- Graduation Rate: 57%
- Cost Per Credit (In-State/Out-of-State): Undergrad: $295 / $930
Grad: $453 / $1,283
- Address: P.O. Box 6201, Morgantown, WV 26506 USA
- Student population: About 28,500
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 19 to 1
- Percentage receiving grant or scholarship aid: 77%
Online Degrees at West Virginia University
Liberal Arts & Humanities
Child Development and Family Studies
Multidisciplinary Studies Degree
Business & Management
Business Data Analytics
Data Marketing Communications
Integrated Marketing Communications
Computers & Technology
Criminal Justice & Legal
Energy and Sustainable Development Law
Forensic and Fraud Examination
Nursing & Healthcare
Nursing and Master of Business Administration
Public Health - Ranked #21
School Health Education
Doctorate of Nursing Practice
Nursing Doctor of Philosophy
Psychology & Counseling
Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling - Ranked #5
Education & Teaching
Advanced Elementary Education - Ranked #5
Higher Education Administration - Ranked #7
Instructional Design and Technology
Physical Education Teacher Education
School Health Education
Special Education - Ranked #12
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