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West Virginia is known for its location in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains as well as for its coal mining industry. The Mountain State also has a sizeable system of higher education, which includes 11 public baccalaureate and graduate institutions, and 10 schools that make up the public Community and Technical College System of West Virginia. Some of the best colleges in West Virginia offer online courses and programs, including West Virginia University, Fairmont State University, and Marshall University, among others. Prospective students can explore the online options offered by West Virginia’s public institutions by searching the West Virginia Virtual Learning Network, which highlights colleges in West Virginia that offer online programs.

However, public institutions are not the only West Virginia colleges that offer online courses and programs. Private institutions, including nonprofit and for-profit institutions, also offer distance education. For instance, Bethany College, a private, nonprofit school, now offers online courses through a partnership with the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities. Also, many out-of-state universities offer their online programs to West Virginians, so prospective students are not limited to only online programs offered from universities in West Virginia.

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American Public University
111 W Congress St
Charles Town, West Virginia 25414
(877) 468-6268

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Appalachian Bible College
161 College Drive
Mount Hope, West Virginia 25880
(304) 877-6428

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Bethany College
Bethany
West Virginia 26032
(304) 829-7000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
400 West Stephen Street
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
(304) 260-4380

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Bluefield State College
219 Rock St
Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
(304) 327-4000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Community and Technical College at West Virginia University Institute of Technology
405 Fayette Pike
Montgomery, West Virginia 25136
(304) 442-3071

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Concord University
100 Vermillion Street
Athens, West Virginia 24712
(888) 384-5249

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College
1929 State Road 55
Moorefield, West Virginia 26836-1155
(304) 434-8000

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Ave
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554-2470
(304) 367-4000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Glenville State College
200 High Street
Glenville, West Virginia 26351-1292
(304) 462-7361

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Huntington Junior College
900 Fifth Ave
Huntington, West Virginia 25701
(304) 697-7550

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College
2001 Union Carbide Drive
S. Charleston, West Virginia 25303
(304) 205-6700

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Marshall Community and Technical College
1 Mountwest Way
Huntington, West Virginia 25701
(304) 710-3140

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Marshall University
1 John Marshall Dr
Huntington, West Virginia 25755
(800) 642-3463

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
New River Community and Technical College
221 George Street
Suite 2, Beckley, West Virginia 25801
(304) 929-5472

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Ohio Valley University
#1 Campus View Drive
Vienna, West Virginia 26105-8000
(304) 865-6000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Pierpont Community and Technical College
1201 Locust Ave
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
(304) 367-4692

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Potomac State College of West Virginia University
101 Fort Ave
Keyser, West Virginia 26726
(304) 788-6820

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Salem International University
223 W Main St
Salem, West Virginia 26426
(304) 326-1109

Type of School:

4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Shepherd University
301 N. King St
Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443-3210
(304) 876-5000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Dempsey Branch Road
Mount Gay, West Virginia 25637
(304) 896-7420

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Valley College
120 New River Town Center, Suite C
Beckley, West Virginia 25801
(304) 252-9547

Type of School:

2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training
West Liberty State College
Route 88
West Liberty, West Virginia 26074
(304) 336-5000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
West Virginia Northern Community College
1704 Market St.
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003-3699
(304) 233-5900

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
West Virginia State University
Rte 25
Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000
(304) 766-3000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
West Virginia University
Stewart Hall
University Avenue, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6201
(304) 293-0111

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104
(304) 424-8000

Type of School:

normal; ">Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
405 Fayette Pke
Montgomery, West Virginia 25136
(304) 442-3071

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Ave
Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-2994
(304) 473-8000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Wheeling Jesuit University
316 Washington Ave
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
(304) 243-2000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission