Championing independent higher education throughout the state of West Virginia.
Students @ WVICU Institutions
WVICU serves six 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 6,000 students including over 2,100 West Virginia residents. Nearly 1,800 are first-generation college students.
The total estimated annual economic impact of WVICU members is $233 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.
Martha Gaines & Russell Wehrle Memorial Foundation
The Bernard McDonough Foundation, Inc.
Highmark WV Charitable Fund for Health
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
The W. E. Stone Foundation
WVICU Legacy Endowment Scholarship Fund
The H.B. Wehrle Foundation