Founded in 1961, WVU Parkersburg is an independently-accredited community and technical college while maintaining an affiliation with WVU. Students may complete their initial one or two years at WVU Parkersburg before moving on to complete select four-year programs at WVU. The institution is also the only public community and technical college in West Virginia accredited to offer baccalaureate degrees. The college’s primary service area consists of seven counties in West Virginia: Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt and Wood.
Mission and Vision
West Virginia University at Parkersburg provides accessible, life-changing educational opportunities in a safe and supportive environment. West Virginia University at Parkersburg is the region’s premier college recognized for quality education, commitment to student empowerment, workforce collaboration, and community involvement.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Values:
Exemplify personal integrity, intellectual integrity, and ethics in all we do.
Demonstrate civility and tolerance toward others.
Embrace diversity, individual and group, in the broadest sense.
Develop responsive and productive alliances with our campus and communities.
Creativity and Innovation
Encompass creativity and innovation in all aspects of the college.