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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.

Official institution name:

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

About WVU Tech

General information about the university with links to relevant departments. Explore our academic offerings, campus facilities, athletics, student life and more.

About Tech

Maps/Directions

Looking for a specific building on campus? 

Beckley Campus Map  Turn-by-Turn Directions

Rankings & Statistics

1,600+ Students

WVU Tech's diverse group of more than 1,600 students represent 25 countries, more than 30 U.S. states and all walks of life.

40+ Academic Programs

We offer more than 40 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.

Visit our rankings and statistics page to find out more.

HISTORY

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

Our Colleges

WVU Tech offers more than 40 academic programs housed in two colleges within the university.

College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences

Known on campus as "BHSS," the college offers programs in business, accounting, nursing, forensic investigation, sport management and more.

Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences

The college offers four-year degree programs in engineering, engineering technology, computer science, physical sciences, life sciences and mathematics.

ADMINISTRATION

Gerald Lang, Ph. D.

Dr. Gerald Lang

Interim Campus President

Dr. Joan Neff

Dr. Joan Neff

Provost

Dr, Stephen Brown, dean of the WVU Tech College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Stephen Brown

Dean, College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Zeljko "Z" Torbica, dean of the WVU Tech Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineers and Sciences

Dr. Zeljko "Z" Torbica

Dean, Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences

See the full university cabinet on our administration website.
Media Contact: Jen Wood Cunningham - Director, University Relations - 304.929.1400