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.
The Statler College has 132 tenure-track faculty members, and more than 4,000 students enrolled in seven accredited academic departments, including more than 700 graduate students with 225 Ph.D. 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 partners 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 $30 million annually in externally funded research and development with focuses in biometrics; bioengineering; civil infrastructure; cybersecurity; energy; energy assessment; environmental engineering; heavy vehicle engines; emissions; alternative fuels; shale gas extraction and utilization; signal processing and big data sets; water resource utilization.
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.
Eighty-seven 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 2012 was nearly $64,000.
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.
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