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Research Statistics

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Committed to engaging in research at the highest level.

Woodburn Hall in the Fall.

Character

Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

A researcher holds a lung sample slide next to a microscope.

Research Classification

R1: Doctoral Universities–Highest research activity as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Candice Brown and her lab assistants investigate how sepsis may precipitate and exacerbate dementia.

Research Funding

Faculty conducted $185M in sponsored contracts and research grants in 2017.

December Commencement speaker Wes Bush receives an HDR from WVU President E Gordon Gee and faculty December 15, 2017.

Accreditations

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Many WVU programs hold specialized accreditation.

President Gordon Gee delivered his State of the University address

Governance

The Higher Education Policy Commission in West Virginia is responsible for developing, establishing, and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state’s four-year colleges and universities.

Location

BizJournals.com rated Morgantown, WV “No. 1 Small City in America" and Business Insider named Morgantown the ninth best college town in America.

Tour Morgantown

We are within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC, to the east, Pittsburgh, PA, to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, OH, to the northwest. WVU also has divisional campuses in WV: Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery.

Faculty and Staff

Instructional Faculty

2,034
Full-time
671
Part-time
2,705
Total

Extension Faculty

123
Full-time

Faculty Equivalents/Researchers

576
Full-time
53
Part-time
629
Total

Classified Staff

1,964
Full-time
106
Part-time
2,070
Total

Non-Classified Staff

937
Full-time
30
Part-time
967
Total

Graduate Assistants

1,594
Full-time

Student Profile

Academics, organizations, and opportunities.

Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity of Engineers.

Student Organizations

Choose from 480+ student organizations, or participate in an active intramural program or a variety of club sports.

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Study Abroad

During the 2017-18 academic year, 875 students traveled to another country for  education abroad.

Students at a graduation.

Scholarships and Aid

In 2016-17, the WVU System granted $320 million in total aid, while WVU Morgantown disbursed $87 million in scholarships.

A professor lectures with PowerPoint to a classroom with laptops.

Academic Programs

14 Morgantown colleges and schools offer  350+ majors. Hundreds of  distance education and online classes are available.

The Center for Service and Learning develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty. WVU earned the Carnegie Foundation's Community Engagement Classification – joining only 6% of all universities. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement.

Academic Excellence

WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships.

"Mountaineers Go First" flag on campus.
  • 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars
  • 3 George C. Marshall (British) Scholars
  • 5 Morris K. Udall Scholars
  • 5 National Institute of Standards and Technology Fellowships
  • 23 Truman Scholars
  • 25 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
  • 25 Rhodes Scholars
  • 26 Boren Scholars
  • 30 Critical Language Scholars
  • 45 Goldwater Scholars
  • 59 Fulbright Scholars
  • 63 Gilman Scholars