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WVU Parkersburg’s online child development program ranked among top 40 in the nation

May 15, 2019 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s online bachelor’s degree in child development program was recently ranked as one of the top 40 in the nation by

The website reviews and ranks all accredited schools in the U.S. on criteria ranging from academic excellence, strength of faculty scholarship, reputation, financial aid, range of degree levels and strength of online instruction methodology.

WVU Parkersburg offers a highly flexible and accommodating online program for those interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in child development. Through a career ladder approach, students can move seamlessly from a one-year certificate to a two-year associate degree and then on to a four-year bachelor’s degree without losing any credits along the way.

Among other recent accolades, the SR Education Group ranked the program as the most affordable in the nation for the second consecutive year. The rankings represent online schools across the nation that are committed to providing quality, low-cost online bachelor’s degrees in child development.

“I’m very proud of our child development program at WVU Parkersburg,” said Dr. David Lancaster, professor and chair of the Education Division, WVU Parkersburg. “Under the leadership of Christi Calvert, the program has continued to improve in quality every semester. Now we have the most affordable child development program in the country with one of the top academic ratings. What a tremendous combination.”

Students from West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia, Illinois, Indiana and Georgia are currently pursuing or have completed the online degree program through WVU Parkersburg.

For more information about WVU Parkersburg’s child development program, visit or contact Christi Calvert at 304-424-8000 ext.430 or

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  1. HI, would you be able to see what classes may transfer from my college into your online school? I have taken several EC classes at Pierpont but need to finish my degree online now and can’t make it to class to finish. I am almost finished with my A.A.S.

    Amber Dunn

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