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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 07/29/2014

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

300 Campus Dr.
Parkersburg, WV 26104-8647
(304) 424-8000 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Marie Foster Gnage, President
HLC Institution ID: 1667
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation Date(s): 07/26/1971

Summary of Commission Review

Historical notes: Accreditation transferred from West Virginia University, Parkersburg Branch to Parkersburg Community College (1971); name changed to West Virginia University at Parkersburg (1989);

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2003 - 2004

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2013 - 2014

Last Date of Information Change: 12/17/2013

Control: Public
Degrees Awarded (details below): Certificate, Associates, Bachelors, Masters

Stipulations on Affiliation Status:

Accreditation at the Bachelor's level is limited to baccalaureate programs in Business Administration, Elementary Education, Multi-Disciplinary Studies, baccalaureate degree-completion programs in Applied Science, Applied Technology, Nursing (RN-to-BSN) and the Regents Bachelor of Arts. Offerings at the Jackson County Center are limited to Associates degrees and some courses at the Bachelor's level.
Approval of New Degree Locations:
Prior Commission approval required.
Approval of Distance and Correspondence Courses and Programs:
Approved for distance education courses and programs.

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 2,358   1,471
Graduate: 0   0
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   403  

Degree Programs (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 27   387
Bachelors Degrees 11   232
Masters Degrees 1   0
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 0   0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 21   123

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 08/17/2013)

In-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   Jackson County Center - Ripley, WV;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.