West Virginia University Institute of Technology

About West Virginia University Institute of Technology

WVU Tech was founded as Montgomery Preparatory School in 1895. Throughout our more than 100 year history, we have graduated many alumni who have gone on to have vital and productive careers in engineering, technology, business and health care. And, our engineering graduates are typically among the highest paid in their fields.

WVU Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. It is known for its more than 40 excellent baccalaureate programs of study – in engineering, sciences, mathematics, health care, business, humanities and social sciences. Our programs are housed in the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences, and the Department of Nursing. We pride ourselves on an outstanding and dedicated faculty who are committed to the welfare and education of each of our students.

WVU Tech makes it possible for working adults to earn a baccalaureate degree through our Regents’ Bachelor of Arts program. Students in this program take traditional college courses and may earn college-equivalent credit for work and life experiences that can be equated to college courses. We also offer a large selection of on-line courses and programs that make distance learning an integral part of what we do!


WVU Tech provides opportunities for an active and positive student life with over 30 clubs and organizations, a student newspaper, Greek life, intercollegiate athletics and intramurals for men and women, music, theater, on-campus entertainment, tutoring, career planning and counseling services. Outdoor enthusiasts will find numerous nearby recreational activities including; downhill skiing, hiking, mountain biking and white water rafting.

Quick Facts:

    Enrollment: 1,224
    Student to faculty ratio: 14:1
    Financial Aid: Awarded to more than 55% of Tech’s full-time students
    Housing: 2 residence halls
    Student Support Services
    Cooperative Education Program
    Career Services
    Veterans Administration
    Minority Affairs
    NAIA Division I Athletics – 12 varsity sports

WVU Tech is further distinguished by our campus-wide commitment to preserve the qualities that make us unique. High on this list is our reputation of providing each and everyone one of our students with the individualized attention they need to succeed – whether in the classroom, the college community, or their future careers. And, our undergraduate students have hands-on research and work experiences usually only available to graduate students!

WVU Tech offers a variety of financial aid packages to qualifying students who are residents of West Virginia and those native to other states and countries – for academic performance, financial need, and to those students who are first in their family to attend college! Members of our financial aid staff work one-to-one with students and families to determine student eligibility for grants,

scholarships, student loans and work/study programs, making a WVU Tech education a very affordable one!

WVU Tech is located in Montgomery, a small and safe community which is centrally located between two of West Virginia’s most vibrant cities, the state capital, Charleston, and Beckley. Nearby is some of the most scenic mountain county in the eastern United States, with outdoor activities in downhill skiing, hiking, mountain biking and white water rafting.


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