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Accreditation and Assessment

University Mission and Vision

As a land-grant institution in the 21st century, West Virginia University will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world.

By 2020, West Virginia University will attain national research prominence, thereby enhancing educational achievement, global engagement, diversity, and the vitality and well-being of the people of West Virginia. The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will be recognized internationally for its excellence in education, research, and outreach activities.

University General Education Foundations Program Goals

The West Virginia University's (WVU) General Education Foundations (GEF) program goals are to provide students with academic and intellectual breadth to appreciate the broad context of their actions, their choices, and their world, beyond their major field(s) of study. WVU aims to help students build the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to reason clearly, communicate effectively, think critically, and contribute to society. The GEF are designed to ensure that students meet these goals through inquiry-based learning across disciplines.

The GEF works to fulfill the University's goals of:

  • Creating well-rounded students with a broad base of skills and knowledge
  • Linking together the courses that students take at WVU
  • Instilling in students a permanent connection to learning and education, giving them the skills to learn what they need outside a formal educational environment
  • Helping students be thoughtful participants in a democratic society
  • Helping students achieve the intellectual integration and awareness they will need to adapt to changes and meet challenges in their personal, social, and professional lives.

University Student Outcomes

To achieve the goals of the General Education Foundations Program, WVU embraces the Liberal Education & America's Promise (LEAP) student learning outcomes of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. Those learning outcomes are that students will acquire:

  • Knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts
  • Intellectual and practical skills, including: inquiry and analysis; critical and creative thinking; written and oral communication; quantitative literacy; information literacy; and teamwork and problem solving
  • Personal and social responsibility, including: civic knowledge and engagement-local and global; intercultural knowledge and competence; ethical reasoning and action; and foundations and skills for lifelong learning
  • Integrative and applied learning, including synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies

Statler Mission and Vision

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.

The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will be recognized internationally for its excellence in education, research and outreach activities.

ABET Accredited Programs

Bachelors of Science

Masters of Science

Enrollment and Graduation

Accredited Bachelors of Science Programs
Program
Name
Enrolled
Headcount*
(Fall 2016)
Enrolled
Degree*
(Fall 2016)
Number
Graduated*
(AY 2016)**
Aerospace Engineering 312 312 1
Chemical Engineering 190 190 3
Civil Engineering 274 294 6
Computer Engineering 102 126 1
Computer Science 187 208 4
Electrical Engineering 113 155 5
Industrial Engineering
332 333 16
Mechanical Engineering 394 660 17
Mining Engineering 77 80 1
Petroleum and Natural Gas
Engineering
347 347 17
Total 2328 2705 71

* Number Enrolled is based on head count data, and Number Graduated is based on degree count data. Dual degree students will count once in head count data, and twice in degree count data.

** Academic Year 2016 (AY 2016) is total number of students graduating in Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017 terms.

Accredited Masters of Science Programs
Program
Name
Enrolled 
Headcount*
(Fall 2016)
Enrolled
Degree*
(Fall 2016)
Number
Graduated*
(AY 2016)**
Industrial Hygiene 16 16 0
Safety Management 78 81 2
Total 94 97 2

* Number Enrolled is based on head count data, and Number Graduated is based on degree count data. Dual degree students will count once in head count data, and twice in degree count data.

** Academic Year 2016 (AY 2016) is total number of students graduating in Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017 terms.

Archived Enrollment and Graduation Data

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