West Virginia University Institute of Technology

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West Virginia University Institute of Technology is a four-year college located in Montgomery, West Virginia, United States. It is the largest regional campus of West Virginia University and is separately accredited from the main campus of WVU in Morgantown. As part of WVU, it is governed by the University of West Virginia Board of Trustees.

Locals generally call the school WVU Tech, West Virginia Tech, or simply Tech.


The school was founded at the sub-college level Montgomery Preparatory School of WVU in 1895. In 1917 it was separated from WVU and renamed the West Virginia Trade School. Next, in 1921, it reached the junior college level as the New River State School. It became a four-year college as New River State College in 1931 and was renamed the West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1941. It began to grant degrees in engineering in 1952.

The school added a community college in 1966 and it began to grant the master's degree in engineering in 1978.

The "Old Main" building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

In 1996 the college became a regional campus of West Virginia University. On July 1, 2007, WVU Tech became a full division of WVU. While several departments on campus report directly to WVU, oversight of all academic areas has remained on Tech's main campus.

WVU Tech was previously associated with the Community & Technical College at WVU Tech. , the two are separate...
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