About WVU Tech

A division of West Virginia University, WVU Tech is committed to helping students discover a future of infinite possibilities.


Founded in 1895 as the Montgomery Preparatory School, WVU Tech has a rich history of academic excellence.


WVU Tech consists of two academic colleges offering more than 30 different programs. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, WVU Tech’s small classes provide students with personalized attention in a supportive environment.


As a division of West Virginia University, WVU Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. Several academic programs, including engineering, engineering technology and nursing, hold specialized accreditation.


WVU Tech is located in Montgomery, West Virginia, among the picturesque mountains of Appalachia. The University is centrally located between two of West Virginia’s largest cities, the state capital Charleston and Beckley.


The Golden Bears” compete in 13 NAIA Division I varsity sports.

Campus Life

With more than 30 student organizations, including academic honor societies, Greek life, and intramurals, WVU Tech offers a vibrant campus life. On-campus residents live in one of two co-ed residence halls: Ratliff Hall and Maclin Hall.


WVU Tech is governed by the West Virginia University Board of Governors and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.