Founded in 1961, West Virginia University Parkersburg is an independently accredited community and technical college that maintains an affiliation with West Virginia University.
Students may complete their initial one or two years at West Virginia University Parkersburg before moving on to complete select four-year programs at West Virginia University. 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.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg provides accessible, life-changing educational opportunities in a safe and supportive environment. West Virginia University Parkersburg is the region’s premier college recognized for quality education, commitment to student empowerment, workforce collaboration and community involvement.