The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
Davis and Elkins College
Type of institution: Private not-for-profit, four-year
Degrees: Bachelor's, Associate's
Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges - General
Davis & Elkins College is a private, four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. Its campus is located on a wooded hillside overlooking the city of Elkins, WV, and a broad bend of the Tygart River. Davis & Elkins offers several undergraduate programs, ranging from traditional arts and sciences to professional studies, including nursing, teacher education, and hospitality and recreation management. The school in 2010 reported an enrolment of 710 students and a student-to-teacher ratio of 13:1.
Founded in 1904, the college was named for U.S. Senators Henry Gassaway Davis and Stephen B. Elkins, who donated land and money to establish the college and an academy associated with the Presbyterian Church. Davis & Elkins offers a third short winter term to be used by students for experimental learning, international travel, undergraduate research, and extended studio and laboratory time. It institutional mission is "To prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement in the world." Its colors red and white. Its sports team is the "Senators." Its Augusta Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving traditional music and art for five consecutive weeks in July and August. The homes of Davis and Elkins as well as several other campus buildings are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Notable Alumnus: Tobi Stoner, professional baseball player
General Info: 304-637-1900
Financial Aid: 304-637-1373
Official Website: http://www.dewv.edu