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 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 $26 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.

Eighty-four 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 2014 was nearly $66,000.

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 15th 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 industrial engineering program was ranked eighth for best value, while computer engineering was ranked 19th. Out of 283 engineering schools, WVU also ranked as the 46th most popular school in the nation for engineering and near the top third overall in the site’s rankings of engineering schools that provide graduates with a quality education.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at (304) 293-4157 or by email statler-info@mail.wvu.edu, if we can provide you with any information or assistance.