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Study at Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Potomac State College of West Virginia University was established in 1901, and started as the West Virginia University's Keyser Preparatory Branch. It was later renamed the West Virginia Preparatory School. The institute eventually became a junior college. The Potomac State College of West Virginia University offers approximately 50 associate's degree programs in a wide range of subjects. The sports teams of the college are known as the Catamounts. The teams participate in volleyball, golf, basketball, baseball, softball, and soccer. The students are also associated with several clubs and organizations including the Physical Ed Club, Japanese Club, Campus Crusade For Christ, and Computer Club. The Student Government Association organizes a number of campus-wide activities and programs for the students.

Profile of Potomac State College of West Virginia UniversityStudents attend Potomac State in Keyser, WV, a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Potomac State degrees go up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in media, engineering, agricultural science and management, education and teaching, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Potomac State Selectivity

Applicants to Potomac State appreciate its open admissions policy.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 1, 608 students at Potomac State .

Student Life
The school has a residential or campus feel. Potomac State offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Potomac State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts68liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies
Business and Management20business management, business
Education and Teaching19education, physical education teaching
Engineering11civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering
Agricultural Science and Management10agriculture, various agricutural courses
Conservation and Resource Management8forestry, forest production
Security and Law Enforcement7criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering6information science
office and Administration3administrative assistant
Science and Laboratory Technician2science tech
Hospitality1hospitality management
Family and Social Work0child care management
Contact: Potomac StatePotomac State College of West Virginia University

101 Fort Ave

Keyser, WV 26726

General Phone: (304) 788-6800


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