Marshall University - South Charleston Campus
is a non-residential branch campus of Marshall University
located in South Charleston, West Virginia
, which is primarially focused on extension graduate programs.
The institution traces its roots to extension graduate programs offered by both Marshall University and West Virginia University
throughout West Virginia, and particularly in the metropolitan Charleston, West Virginia
area prior to 1969.
In that year, the state reorganized its extension graduate system. WVU was limited to, except in a few subjects, offering extension programs in the northern part of the state, MU was limited to the four counties surrounding the main campus in Huntington, and a graduate only College of Graduate Studies
(sometime incorrectly called the "The West Virginia College of Graduate Studies") was founded. The college had no campus of its own, and almost no faculty. It had some offices at West Virginia State College
and offered classed on that campus and at locations throughout the rest of southern West Virginia, drawing it faculty from those of West Virginia State College, Concord College
, Bluefield State College
, Glenville State College
and other institutions. The college also utilized adjunct faculty drawn from industry in the Kanawha Valley.
The name, which lacked a geographic identifier, as well as the "impact" of a well-known college, was later briefly changed to first to The University of West Virginia College of Graduate......