Students @ WVICU Institutions
WVICU serves eight not-for-profit member institutions.
Our mission is to advance collectively the interests of West Virginia's independent colleges and universities and their students.
WVICU institutions serve over 7,500 students including nearly 3,000 West Virginia residents. Over 2,000 are first-generation college students.
The total estimated annual economic impact of WVICU members is $650 million.
The average four-year graduation rate at WVICU institutions is 16% higher than WV’s public institutions; and the six-year graduation rate is 10% higher.
WVICU member colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to offer the nurturing and individual attention that first-generation students need. These students benefit from attending our faith-based colleges and universities that have a low student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.
Our program scholarships, Circle of Vision and the Legacy Endowment are at the core of what we provide. Our gracious donors help make the dream of attending a private, four-year institution, obtainable for students in West Virginia.