West Virginia University at Parkersburg

300 Campus Dr.
Parkersburg, WV 26104
(304) 424-8310
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Founded in 1961, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is the fifth largest institution of higher education in West Virginia and the largest community college in the state. It also is the only public community college in West Virginia accredited to offer baccalaureate degrees. Approximately 4,300 students attend the campus, which is affiliated with West Virginia University.

Programs Offered

Students can earn several different types of career and transfer degrees from West Virginia University at Parkersburg. These include career certificates and undergraduate certificates; associate degrees designed for transfer to other institutions; associate degrees which offer job-entry skills; and select bachelor’s degrees. Areas of study include business, economics and mathematics, education and humanities, health sciences, science and technology, and social sciences and languages. Select courses are also offered online at Parkersburg. These may be fully online, or a blend of online and on-campus courses.


West Virginia University at Parkersburg has been regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1971.


Admissions requirements will vary by type of student. Regardless of whether you’re a current high school or transfer student, you must submit an application, official high school transcript or passing official GED scores, official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended, and ACT or SAT test scores. You must also submit immunization records if applying to be full-time students and were born after January 1, 1957. The application can be filled out online.

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