WVU Tech has been in operation for more than 120 years. Our mission is to provide a supportive environment where students are guided to be active and contributing members of society by fostering intellectual and personal growth.
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Rankings & Statistics
WVU Tech's diverse group of more than 1,700 students represent 30 countries, more than 25 U.S. states and all walks of life.
30+ Academic Programs
We offer more than 30 areas of study in fields ranging from engineering and sciences to forensic investigation and aviation management.
Best ROI in the State
WVU Tech was ranked #1 in the state for annual return on investment for in-state students on the 2018 Payscale College Return on Investment Report.
Top 100 Engineering School
WVU Tech is consistently ranked among the top 100 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
1895: Montgomery Preparatory School was established to prepare students for WVU
1897: Classes began on January 4
1917: Montgomery Preparatory School separated from WVU and was named the West Virginia Trades School
1921: College was designated as the New River State School, a junior college
1941: College was renamed and became the West Virginia Institute of Technology
1952: Tech began to grant degrees in engineering
1996: WVU Tech became a regional campus of West Virginia University
2007: WVU Tech became a full division of WVU on July 1
2016: The first cohort of freshman students began classes on WVU's Beckley campus
2017: Full transition to the Beckley campus completed
WVU Tech offers more than 40 academic programs housed in two colleges within the university.
College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences
Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences