West Virginia Graduate Schools

A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of West Virginia that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree. Note: according to AbbreviationFinder, WV is the two-letter abbreviation of West Virginia.

Marshall University
400 Hal Greer Boulevard
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-2243

West Virginia Graduate College
100 A.E. Peyton Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
(304) 746-2500

West Virginia University
P.O.Box 6009
Morgantown, WV 26506-6009
(304) 293-2121

West Virginia Universtity
Institute of Technology
Montgomery, WV 25136
(304) 442-3024

Wheeling Jesuit College
316 Washington Avenue
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 243-2000

West Virginia State Overview

In 1583, Queen Elizabeth I of England granted Sir Walter Raleigh the right to establish a colony north of Florida. A year later, Raleigh launched an expedition to North America. The name Virginia was probably chosen by Raleigh or Elizabeth herself. Because of political considerations, Elizabeth has been stylized since 1578 as the “Virgin Queen”.

After the Wheeling Conventions , two conventions in the town of Wheeling in 1861, West Virginia was seceded from the state of Virginia and joined the Union as a separate state on June 20, 1863. It is one of the two states created during the American Civil War. The second state was Nevada, which was detached from Utah Territory .

West Virginia is known for its scenic beauty, logging and mining industries. The variety of outdoor activities that are offered there make the state attractive to tourists: skiing, white water rafting, mountaineering, caving, fishing, hiking, hunting and much more.

Between 1671 and 1725, many explorers came to explore the areas there. In 1725 settlers of German origin from Pennsylvania founded New Mecklenburg , present -day Shepherdstown .

In the years that followed, the area was claimed by various groups. A significant portion of the country was controlled by George Washington between 1748 and 1751. During the French and Indian War (1754-1763) most British settlements were destroyed.

At the same time there were numerous attacks by Indians, which continued until after the end of the American Civil War.

West Virginia suffered comparatively little from the American Civil War. George B. McClellan’s troops took most of the territory. While there were some Confederate attacks that overran a significant portion of the country in 1863, Union control was never really threatened.

After the Civil War, the new 35th state of the USA benefited greatly from the exploitation of its natural resources. In the second half of the 19th century, the mining of hard coal developed very strongly and also had a decisive influence on the time of the Industrial Revolution.

However, coal is not the only valuable mineral found in West Virginia. The Jonas Diamond was discovered in Peterstown in April 1928. At 34.48 carats (6,896 g), it is the largest river diamond ever discovered in the United States.

  • Countryaah.com: Provides list of counties in West Virginia in alphabetical order. Also covers top 10 counties by area and population.

Geographical location

West Virginia is entirely within the Appalachian Mountains. Hence the nickname The Mountain State. The state is bordered by Virginia to the east and south, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, and Pennsylvania and Maryland to the northeast.

Capital city: Charleston
Largest metropolis: Charleston
Nickname: Mountain State
Motto: Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers are Always Free)

West Virginia