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Fairmont State University

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Fairmont State University

Location: Fairmont, WV, 26554-2470, in Marion County

Fairmont State University, originally founded in 1865, offers 50 associate and 90 baccalaureate degrees to students in the area of West Virginia's high-tech northern corrider along I-79. Its colleges and schools include business, education, fine arts, liberal arts, science and technology, and nursing and allied health. Fairmont State's average annual enrollment is 7,200 with a student-faculty ratio of 17:1.

The school was orginally established as the West Virginia Normal School in 1865 as a private teacher's institution, but before completion of school's first building the property was purchased by the State and renamed the Fairmont State Normal School in 1867. In the 1930s, the institution’s name was changed to Fairmont State Teachers College, then changed in 1943-44 to Fairmont State College, and changed again in 2004 to Fairmont State University.

Type of institution: Public, four-year plus

Degrees: Master's, Bachelor's, Associate's

Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges - General

General Info: 304-367-4000
Financial Aid: 304-367-4213
Admissions: 304-367-4173

Official Website: http://www.fscwv.edu