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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 06/29/2015

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for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn.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.**

Mountain State University

410 Neville Street
P. O. Box 9003

Beckley, WV 25801
(304) 253-7351 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Richard Sours, Interim President
Name change notes: Beckley College to College of West Virginia (1991) to Mountain State University (2001)
HLC Institution ID: 1944
Current Accreditation Status: Inactive-Withdrawn
Candidacy Date(s): 07/25/1977 - 04/23/1981
Accreditation Date(s): 04/24/1981 - 12/30/2012

Summary of Commission Review

Accreditation notes: On June 28, 2012, the Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission ("the Board") acted to withdraw accreditation from Mountain State University ("the University"). This action is final as of December 18, 2012. The University has exhausted its opportunity to appeal this action. The withdrawal action is effective December 31, 2012.

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