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.

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:

70% of students will graduate from the program within six semesters of admission.

Program Completion 
Admission DatePercent Completion
Fall 201461.54%
Spring 201544.83%
Fall 201570.59%
Spring 201683.33%
Fall 201673.33%
Spring 201772.22%

Program Outcome 3:

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

Job Placement 
Graduation DatePercent Employed
Spring 201596%
Fall 2015100%
Spring 2016100%
Fall 2016100%
Spring 201794%
Fall 2017100%
Spring 2018100%
Fall 201895.7%
Spring 2019100%

Program Outcome 1:

Program completion rate will be at or above 60% (% of students completing within 150% of program length).

Cohort Admit Date% of students
Fall 201781%
Spring 201771%
Spring 201673%
Summer 201560%
Fall 201450%
Summer 201469%

Program Outcome 2:

25% of graduates will indicate BSN is a requirement for current job, and/or job advancement within one (1) year of graduation.

Graduation Date% placement
August 201845%
December 201763%
December 201633%
August 201633%
Dec 2015/May 201680%

Program Outcome 3:

80% of Graduates will indicate satisfaction with the WVU Parkersburg RN-BSN program as evidenced by a mean rating of 3 or above in all areas (on a 4 pt. likert scale) on the graduate End of Program and Graduate Satisfaction (6-12 months post-graduation) surveys.

Graduation DateEnd of Program Survey6-12 months post-graduation
Student Learning OutcomeHFNJPISIHFNJPISI
May 2019100%100%100%100%
August 2018100%100%100%100%90%80%90%90%
December 201787%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
December 2016100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
August 2016100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Dec 2015/May 2016100%100%100%100%67%100%100%100%

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
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.