609 South Kanawha StreetBeckley, WV 25801 304-929-4636
http://www.mountainstate.edu gomsu@mountainstate.edu
About Mountain State University
  • Year of Foundation 1933
  • Size of Campus 24 acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 3,978
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 67%, 33%, 37.9%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $5,400
  • Room and Board $12,108
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee 25
  • Enrollment No. 5,137
Mountain State University was founded as Beckley College in 1933. Located in the heart of southern West Virginia. "Mountain State University believes in the value of lifelong learning and the power of knowledge to transform lives. We respond to educational needs by providing accessible, innovative undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to opportunities for personal and professional success."
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Dances, Spring Fling, Mardi Gras, Comedians, Campus Life Fair
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Student Organization
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of frats 0
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Organization
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Number of honor societies Criminal Justice Honor Society; Sigma Beta Delta
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Alcohol Policies No
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest airport Charlotte, NC (210), Beckley (5)
  • Distance to nearest train Hinton (20)
  • Distance to nearest bus Beckley (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 100%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 2
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (4%), other housing options (96%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 4%
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 95,458
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Basic Services Provided N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 5,669
  • Number Of Subscriptions 201
  • Campus Safety lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Museums Production Facility; Technology Zone; 3-Wall Virtual Reality
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 1,416
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Counseling Services veteran student, academic
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,000
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 50%
  • Employed Students after 2 years 13%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 20%
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 4%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs MSU; Raleigh General
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,751
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village