Our Mission The College of Business and Economics provides its constituencies with the knowledge, skills, tools, and values required to win in the global marketplace through teaching, research and service. Vision One WVU Values
- ATTRACT high-quality students, faculty, and staff, fostering diversity and an inclusive culture.
- EDUCATE and prepare our students for the marketplace; excel in research, scholarship, and innovation.
- PLACE our students in internships and jobs upon graduation; connect with the business community to establish college, industry and government partnerships
- ENGAGE and organize ourselves for success; student and excellence centric; increased internal and external collaboration
- FUND the vision
As a land-grant institution in the 21st century, WVU will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world. Vision
By 2020, WVU will attain national research prominence, thereby enhancing educational achievement, global engagement, diversity, and the vitality and well-being of the people of West Virginia. 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future. Research Classification
Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Accreditation
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Many WVU programs hold specialized accreditation. Academic Excellence
WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships: 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 40 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, 4 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 9 Boren Scholars, 14 Gilman Scholars, 39 Fulbright Scholars (5 in 2012), 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, and 14 Critical Language Scholars. Online classes are available. Service and Learning
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. Scholarships and Aid
In 2015-16, WVU provided over $394 million in financial aid (grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships). The average package was $16,291. The WVU undergraduate scholarship program awards in excess of $24 million a year; more than 7,100 students benefit from this program annually. Athletics
A member of the Big 12 Conference, WVU competes in 17 intercollegiate varsity sports. With the reintroduction of men’s golf, WVU will have 18 sports at the start of the 2016-2017 academic year. Libraries
Library facilities—Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and the West Virginia and Regional History Center. Onsite collections include more than 2.1 million books and 48,000 journal subscriptions, electronic access to 246 networked databases, over 300,000 eBooks, and 45,700 online electronic journals. Admission and Application Timeline
Admission is based on a combination of high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Applications are processed beginning Sept. 15 for admission the following fall. March 1 is the deadline for WV residents to submit PROMISE Scholarship applications. WVU has a rolling admissions policy, and while there is no official application deadline, applicants who apply later in the year may be deferred to the spring semester. Tuition
In August 2012, Forbes ranked WVU 30th nationally in its list of Best Buy Colleges. The Forbes list assigns schools a quality rank based on academic offerings, graduate career prospects, graduation rates, and typical graduate debt, then divides that number by the school’s in-state tuition and fees. WVU is Forbes’ sixth-best-buy among land-grant institutions.