Founded in 1961, WVU 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 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. WVU Parkersburg is the only college in the state that offers certificates, associate and bachelor degrees and one of the lowest tuition rates in the U.S. West Virginia University at Parkersburg encourages personal growth through its inclusive environment that will not only help launch your college education, but your future career. This is accomplished through flexible scheduling, offering a wide variety of student clubs and organizations and cooperative education opportunities. Whether you are looking to complete a certificate, associate or bachelors degree, or expand your experiences, we will guide you to success.