Changing Lives
Through 
Higher

Educational 
Opportunities​

Championing independent higher education throughout the state of West Virginia.

7,500

Students @ WVICU Institutions

2,138

First Generation

College Grads

3,037

In-State

Students

8

Member Institutions

 
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ABOUT WVICU

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.

 

 

WE SERVE

WVICU institutions serve over 7,500 students including nearly 3,000 West Virginia residents. Over 2,000 are first-generation college students.

WE BELONG

The total estimated annual economic impact of WVICU members is $650 million.

WE ACHIEVE

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.

Adult Students

MEMBER INSTITUTIONS

West Virginia Wesleyan College
 
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OUR DONORS

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

  • Driehorst Family Foundation

  • Encova Foundation

  • Fenton 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 

  • United Bank

  • Wesbanco Bank

  • Wilbur Aldine Stutler Trust

 
 

PROGRAMS

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.

 

CONTACT

Inquiries:

Mailing Address:

For any inquiries, questions or guidance,
please call 304.345.5572 or email us at wvicu.corporate@wvicu.org

C/O Three Point Strategies, LLC

P.O. Box 7058

Charleston, WV 25356

Executive Director

Ben Beakes

(304) 345-5572

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Changing Lives Through Higher Educational Opportunities

Mailing address: C/O Three Point Strategies, LLC

P.O. Box 7058   Charleston, WV 25356

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