About the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will be recognized internationally for its excellence in education, research, and outreach activities.
The Statler College mission is to prepare students for success in their professional careers; to contribute to the advancement of society through learning, discovery, extension, and service; and to stimulate economic well-being in West Virginia and the world through technical innovation, knowledge creation, and educational excellence.
College Facts at a Glance
The Statler College has 140 tenure-track faculty members, and more than 4,000 students enrolled in seven accredited academic departments, including nearly 700 graduate students. We offer 12 undergraduate majors and seven dual majors in engineering specialties, computer science, and biometric systems. All eligible programs are ABET accredited.
The College is ranked in the top 50 of engineering schools in enrollment and graduation.
The College is one of only five universities in the country with majors in petroleum and natural gas engineering and mining engineering (separate departments), and one of only three universities in the country with an ABET-accredited program in PNGE.
The College is a national research partner with the FBI in biometrics.
The Wall Street Journal survey of employers ranked the Statler College 23rd nationally for producing graduates best qualified to enter the workforce.
The National Academy of Engineering recognized the College as one of 29 programs in the nation that effectively incorporates real-world experiences into engineering education.
Faculty in the College conduct about $20 million annually in externally funded research and development with focuses in advanced materials and manufacturing; aviation safety; biometrics and identification technologies; biomedical and healthcare; civil and transportation infrastructure; energy and power generation, conversion, and distribution; shale gas utilization; and water and sustainability.
A common freshman curriculum, featuring freshman advisors, required study labs, tutoring, mentoring, and special activities, provide a unique first-year experience.
Undergraduates participate in hands-on projects, research, internships, and cooperative education experiences beginning in the freshman year.
Sixty-six percent of our students who engage in a proper job search receive offers of employment prior to graduation. The average starting salary for a Statler College graduate in 2015 was more than $62,000.
More than 150 companies attend College's annual Career Fair.
Our graduates lead major universities and businesses around the nation and world, and are accepted into prestigious graduate programs. Our alumni are loyal and proud supporters of WVU and of our College, and we could not accomplish all we do without their help.
Our Department of Mining and Industrial Extension provides on-site technical assistance and training to manufacturers and to the coal mining industry throughout West Virginia and the region.
The Statler College is ranked 24th in the country for offering the best value for the money for undergraduate degree programs in engineering according to rankings released by College Factual, an online guide to the college selection process. The College's computer science program was ranked 16th for best value, placing it in the top 10 percent of all programs nationwide. Industrial engineering, which was ranked 22nd for best value, also placed in the top 10 percent nationwide for most popular programs. Other programs in the top 50 for best value include aerospace engineering (22), computer engineering (25), civil engineering (41) and mechanical engineering (46). Out of 293 engineering schools, WVU was also ranked in the top third overall in the site's rankings of engineering schools that provide graduates with a quality education and 43rd in the nation as the most popular school in the nation for engineering.
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