About WVU Online
Access. Excellence. Opportunity.
Access. Excellence. Opportunity.
WVU and WVU Online have a single mission: to provide a quality and affordable education. No matter who you are, or where you are, you’ll find your niche here.
Our responsibilities include:
At WVU Online, you have access to a team that will help you succeed from the day you register for your first class, to the day you graduate. We provide a strong support system, so you never feel lost or alone.
Hear directly from our students about the WVU Online experience.
Digital Marketing Communications M.S.
"There are people of all ages and from all over the world in my classes!"
Music Industry M.A. / Integrated Marketing Communications M.S.
Chris selected WVU Online for both of his master's programs and the ability to have his classes online was a significant factor in his decision to enter both these programs.
As one West Virginia University, we are purposeful in our studies and our work so that we can partner with our communities – both near and far – to bring needed and valued solutions to real-life problems within the pillars of education, healthcare and prosperity.
WVU is recognized for its academic excellence. We bring WVU to you with a state-of-the-art learning platform, support and connections that start even before you enroll, and access to a dynamic online community.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which guarantees the quality of the University as a whole. Most WVU Online programs also hold specialized accreditation.
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA), establishes uniform standards for distance education for all participating institutions. WVU Online joined SARA in 2014 and offers distance education in all 49 states, districts and territories that participate in SARA.
As an online student, you’ll use WVU eCampus, a powerful virtual space where courses are easy to follow, communication with your professors is seamless, and collaboration with peers is built into the learning experience.
Online degree programs and certificates.
Students enrolled in WVU Online degree programs.
WVU students took at least one online class.
WVU Online courses.
of WVU Online students are residents of West Virginia.
of WVU Online students are non-residents of West Virginia.
The highest - and most coveted - rank is the “Doctoral/Very High Research Activity,” category, often referred to simply as “R1” institutions. WVU maintains R-1 status among the most prestigious research universities, according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Currently only 3.7% of the degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the U.S. have the Carnegie R1 Classification.
World University Rankings places WVU among the top 2.5% of universities in the world.
Cost to attend WVU is still lower than that of many peer institutions — on average by 15%. WVU offers a quality education at a great price, and aid programs that make our price tag even better. The majority of online degrees and certificates are offered at a flat rate, regardless of residency.
WVU Online assists students from the point of admission through graduation. Dedicated admissions coaches and program advisors will support you throughout your time at WVU Online. In addition, students have access to many support services including online tutoring, 24/7 mental health support, virtual library services, accessibility services, career services and technology assistance.
Making the most of an online education requires a few factors. Time management is needed to prepare a realistic schedule which includes course deadlines, study sessions, commitments, and responsibilities at work and personally. Designate a workspace that will allow you to be comfortable, remove distractions, and that is conducive to learning. Check all technology requirements, have a stable reliable internet connection, and interact in discussions both with your classmates and instructors in your online courses. Schedule breaks to help make study sessions less daunting and more efficient. Utilize the university resources provided virtually which include 24/7 mental health support, library resources, online tutoring, and accessibility services. Most importantly, engage with peers on the online discussion boards and reach out to classmates to say hello and form virtual study groups!
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Online education provides flexibility to juggle your course work, family, and career. The ability to complete multiple projects and set priorities is must in online programs and in the workplace. Improved virtual communication and collaboration, learning to concisely communicate ideas, giving, and receiving feedback, and critical thinking skills will all contribute to improving your leadership qualities.