WVU Parkersburg’s business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The council is a specialized accrediting organization that reviews the quality and integrity of business degree programs. ACBSP accredits all business programs at all degree levels.

Program quality assurance begins with an assessment of student learner outcomes at various points in the degree program. The documentation provided below demonstrates the commitment by Business Programs faculty to achieve the student outcomes of decreasing the time to graduate, demonstrate attainment of specified learner outcomes, and ensure that every student graduates.

Mission Statement

To be the preferred provider of higher education for the Mid-Ohio Valley, based on exceptional customer service, the highest quality degrees, and the most efficient delivery of services. The Business Programs will strive to be available and welcoming of all customer and partner interactions and will do so knowing their importance and will employ processes and procedures to facilitate these high-quality interactions. The Programs will seek affirmation of program quality wherever possible though the use of National Accreditation, competition, and advisory councils. Focusing all programs on a path to continuous assessment and improvement. This is to be done in an environment that strives to look for the most efficient utilization of existing resources while planning for future technological needs


Vision Statement

WVU Parkersburg’s Business Programs are the region’s premier higher education institution recognized for quality education, commitment to student empowerment, workforce collaboration, and community involvement. As the community’s business programs WVUP will assist with the local economy and promoting an entrepreneurial spirit through academic endeavors.

Contact Details

World Headquarters
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone: 913- 339-0356

ACBSP Home Page
WVU Parkersburg ACBSP Accreditation Confirmation

Program Outcome 1:

NCLEX-RN pass rates will be at least 80% for all first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period.

NCLEX Passage Rate
WVU Parkersburg
% Passed
State AverageNational Average

Program Outcome 2:

60% of students will graduate from the program within 150% of program length (6 semesters) from the start of the first nursing course.

Program Completion
Admission DatePercent Completion
Fall 201874.4%
Spring 201860%
Fall 201763.16%
Spring 201772.22%
Fall 201673.33%
Spring 201683.33%

Program Outcome 3:

90% of graduates will be employed in a registered nursing position within twelve months of graduation.

Job Placement
Graduation DatePercent Employed
Fall 202095%
Spring 2020100%
Fall 2019100%
Spring 2019100%
Fall 201896%
Spring 2018100%

Program Outcome 1: Completion Rates

Expected Level of Achievement (ELA): 50% of students will graduate from the program within the program length – 5 semesters for part-time progression and 3 semesters for full-time progression – from the start of the first nursing course.

Expected Level of Achievement (ELA): 60% of students will graduate from the program within 7 semesters for part-time progression and 4 semesters for full-time progression from enrollment in the first nursing course (% of students completing within 150% of program length).

Cohort Admit Date% of Students Completing on Time% of Students Completing within 150% of Program Length
Spring 202172.3%--
Fall 202086.21%86.21%
Spring 202075%80%
Fall 201984.21%89.47%
Spring 201958.33%58.33%

Achievement of End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  1. Human Flourishing (HF): Incorporate the knowledge and skills learned to help patients, families, and communities continually progress toward fulfillment of human capacities.
  2. Nursing Judgment (NJ): Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, which synthesizes nursing science and knowledge from other disciplines in the provision of safe, quality care and the promotion of the health of clients and the community.
  3. Professional Identity (PI): Act as a scholar who contributes to the development of the science of nursing practice by identifying questions in need of study, analyzing published research, and using available evidence as a foundation to propose creative, innovative, or evidence-based solutions to clinical practice problems.
  4. Spirit of Inquiry (SI): Express one’s identity as a nurse through actions that reflect integrity, a commitment to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe quality care for diverse clients and their communities, and willingness to provide leadership in improving care.

Capstone Project: Percent of Students Meeting Expected Level of Achievement for Capstone Project

Expected Level of Achievement (ELA): 90% of students will complete the capstone project with a rating of competent or higher on the synthesis/capstone evaluation rubric for each program SLO: Human Flourishing, Nursing Judgement, Professional Identity, and Spirit of Inquiry.

End of Program SLOGraduation Date
Spring 2019Summer 2019Spring 2020Summer 2020Spring 2021Summer 2021Spring 2022Summer 2022
Human Flourishing100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Nursing Judgment100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Professional Identity100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Spirit of Inquiry100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%

Graduate Surveys:

End of Program Graduate Survey – Expected Level of Achievement (ELA): Student/potential graduate respondents will report the program has enhanced their nursing practice, expanded their knowledge, and enhanced their membership in the profession of nursing, with an average score of 3.25 or higher on a 4 point Likert scale, on each item on the Graduate End of Program survey. Return rate of survey will be 40% or higher.
Graduate Satisfaction Survey (6-12 months after graduation) – Expected Level of Achievement (ELA): Graduate respondents will report being adequately or well prepared, with an average score of 3.25 or higher on a 4 point Likert scale, on each item on the Graduate Satisfaction survey at 6-12 months post-graduation. Return rate of survey will be 40% or higher.

Graduation DateEnd of Program Survey Average Score of End of Program SLOs12 Month Post-graduation Survey Average Score of End of Program SLOs
Student Learning OutcomeHFNJPISIReturn rateHFNJPISIReturn rate
Summer 20223.673.63.673.6737.5%
Spring 20223.363.543.53.5840.74%
Summer 20213.573.623.623.6293.75%3.63.553.533.6293.75%
Spring 20213.573.693.613.782.35%3.553.543.543.6282.35%
Summer 20203.653.673.653.783.33%3.633.713.73.83100%
Spring 20203.873.973.933.9781%3.693.623.673.6993.75%
Summer 20193.863.963.893.8990%3.453.353.423.43100%
Spring 20194.

HF – Human Flourishing, NJ – Nursing Judgment, PI – Professional Identify, SI – Spirit of Inquiry

Employer Surveys:

Expected Level of Achievement (ELA): Employer respondents will report satisfaction with the knowledge, leadership skills, and practice displayed by the RN-BSN program graduates, with an average score of 3.25 or higher on a 4-point Likert scale on each item of the survey, on the Employer Graduate survey 9-12 months following graduation. Return rate of survey will be 40% or higher

Graduation DateEmployer Graduate Survey Average Score of End of Program SLOs on a 4-pt. Likert Scale
HFNJPISIReturn rate
Summer 20213.693.463.593.6286.67%
Spring 20213.643.63.643.6964.71%
Summer 20203.
Spring 20203.853.773.823.8192%
Summer 20193.713.433.573.5779%

HF – Human Flourishing, NJ – Nursing Judgment, PI – Professional Identify, SI – Spirit of Inquiry

Elementary Education Accreditation

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s education preparation program has a history of excellence. In 1998, WVU Parkersburg’s program achieved initial accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Since that time, the program has been continuously recognized by NCATE. In 2012, a team of examiners reviewed our institutional report, examined our data, made the visit to our partnership schools and interviewed teachers and principals. The team determined that our program met all standards for full accreditation. Click here for more accreditation information.

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

WVU Parkersburg’s Surgical Technology program was granted active status on April 3, 2018.

Reporting YearAcademic Year# of Students GraduatedCST Exam (Took)CST Exam (Passed)% Passed CST Exam
20228/1/2021 - 7/31/2022101010100%
20218/1/2020 - 7/31/2021999100%
20208/1/2019 – 7/31/2020555100%
20198/1/2018 - 7/31/20190000
(Inactive Status)
8/1/2017 – 7/31/20180000
(Inactive Status)
8/1/2016 – 7/31/20170000
20178/1/2015 – 7/31/2016222100%
20168/1/2014 – 7/31/201544375%
20158/1/2013 – 7/31/201488787.5%

The STEM division at WVU Parkersburg is committed to student success in all of its program. To ensure the quality of our programs, student learner outcomes are assessed at various points in the degree programs and enrollment and graduation data are reviewed regularly. The documentation provided below provide information related to program student learner outcomes, outcome assessment, and enrollment and graduation data for our STEM programs.