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A campus within the West Virginia University system, WVU Tech serves more than 1,600 students representing more than 25 states and 30 countries.

History and Location

Founded in 1895 as the Montgomery Preparatory School, WVU Tech has a rich history of academic excellence. WVU Tech is located in Beckley, West Virginia. 


WVU Tech consists of two academic colleges: the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences. The University offers more than 30 academic programs, including 6 ABET-accredited engineering programs. With an average class size of 17 students, our classes provide students with personalized attention in a supportive environment.


As a division of West Virginia University, WVU Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Several academic programs, including engineering and nursing, hold specialized accreditation.

Campus Life

WVU Tech offers a vibrant student life experience. With more than 40 student organizations, intramural sports, on and off-campus entertainment and access to some of the nation’s best outdoor recreation, WVU Tech students are part of a rich, active college community. A variety of campus services, housing optionsdining services and student success programs (Student Success Center and TRIO Student Support Services) are available to on-campus and commuter students alike.


WVU Tech is governed by the West Virginia University Board of Governors and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

We're Top Ranked

WVU Tech is Nationally Ranked

See Why


WVU Tech is located in Beckley, West Virginia. We're nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and surrounded by world-class outdoor adventure. We're also a short drive from Charleston - West Virginia's capital city.



Our campus offers a wide range of classroom spaces, residence halls, laboratories and community facilities.


Campus Map

Check out our campus map to get a better feel on where our facilities and labs are.

Campus Map

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