Founded in 1961, WVU Parkersburg is an independently-accredited community and technical college that maintains an affiliation with West Virginia University. Students may complete their initial one or two years at WVU Parkersburg before moving on to complete select four-year programs at WVU. The institution is also the only public community and technical college in West Virginia accredited to offer baccalaureate degrees. The college’s primary service area consists of seven counties in West Virginia: Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt and Wood.
Mission and Vision
West Virginia University at Parkersburg provides accessible, life-changing educational opportunities in a safe and supportive environment. WVU Parkersburg is the region’s premier college recognized for quality education, commitment to student empowerment, workforce collaboration and community involvement.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Values:
Exemplify personal integrity, intellectual integrity and ethics in all we do.
Demonstrate civility and tolerance toward others.
Embrace diversity, individual and group, in the broadest sense.
Develop responsive and productive alliances with our campus and communities.
Creativity and Innovation
Encompass creativity and innovation in all aspects of the college.
WVU Parkersburg faculty and staff individually and collectively hold the responsibility of providing educational and cultural opportunities in the college’s service community based on the following principles.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, religion, color, ancestry, or national origin in admission, employment, educational programs or activities; nor does it discriminate on the basis of genetic information in employment or employee health benefits. Further, faculty, staff, students and applicants are protected from retaliation for filing complaints or assisting in an investigation of discrimination. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to:
Dr. Steven Smith, Interim Executive Director of Equity, Inclusion & Compliance, 304-372-6948, WVU Parkersburg, 107 Academy Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26170