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 West Virginia University at Parkersburg 

Name: West Virginia University at Parkersburg
President/CEO: Marie Foster Gnage
City: Parkersburg
State: WV
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Small City
Year Established: 1961

Governing Board website


WVU Parkersburg

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment

Total Enrollment: 4,450 
Part Time: 34.4%
Full Time: 65.6%

Male: 42.7%
Female: 57.3%

African-American: 1.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.4%
Hispanic: 0.5%
Native American: 0.2%
White: 94.8%
Other: 2.6%


 WVU Parkersburg President

Marie Foster Gnage President

 WVU Parkersburg Board Chair

Joe Campbell
Board Chair

Quote from president:

“For 50 years, our college has served thousands of students in the community—students who have gone on to become successful leaders. Our educational opportunities, quality programs, accessibility and affordability make WVU Parkersburg the college of choice in the region.”

Interesting Facts

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg is the only state community college in West Virginia accredited to offer bachelor's degrees. It is one of only 34 public institutions in the country classified as a baccalaureate/associate college.
  • With more than 40 programs of study, WVU Parkersburg offers a wide variety of programs from certificates to bachelor’s degrees. Such programs include welding, surgical technology, business administration, elementary education, criminal justice and 3-D modeling. 
  • WVU Parkersburg has developed career ladders to ensure that students can move easily from one degree level to another. Competencies are gained at every successive step in the ladder to prepare students for more demanding and higher paying occupations.
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