Championing independent higher education throughout the state of West Virginia.
Students @ WVICU Institutions
WVICU serves seven 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 7,000 students including over 2,500 West Virginia residents. Nearly 2,000 are first-generation college students.
The total estimated annual economic impact of WVICU members is $350 million.
The average four-year graduation rate at WVICU institutions is 18% higher than WV’s public institutions; and the six-year graduation rate is 12% higher.
WVICU gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following Circle of Vision Scholarship Program sponsors:
Carbon Fuel Foundation
Council of Independent Colleges through its UPS Educational Endowment Fund
Council of Independent Colleges Scholarship Challenge Grant
Driehorst Family Foundation
Jeanne Hamilton & Lawson Hamilton, Jr. Family Foundation
Madge Douds Trust
The Bernard H. and Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation
The Maier Foundation, Inc.
The Bernard McDonough Foundation, Inc.
The Nutting Foundation
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
The W. E. Stone Foundation
WVICU Legacy Endowment Scholarship Fund
The Cecil I Walker Charitable Trust
The H.B. Wehrle Foundation
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.