Fairmont State University, with a 120-acre main campus in Fairmont, is part of the state’s growing high technology corridor. With a long history of academic excellence, FSU is a place where teaching and learning matter and students are our first priority.

Over the past decade, the main campus has been expanded with new construction including an Engineering Technology Building, student center, residence hall, parking garage, improved library facility and significant ADA accessibility improvements.

With an enrollment of 4,600, FSU offers six associate degrees, more than 80 baccalaureate degrees and graduate programs in business, criminal justice and education. Unique programs include National Security and Intelligence and Aviation Technology and a minor in Folklore Studies. With approximately 200 full-time faculty, the student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. The institution is accredited by the North Central Association and The Higher Learning Commission.

Did You Know?

  • More than 86% of students receive a form of financial aid.
  • Fairmont is within an easy drive of Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati.
  • The Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center located in nearby Bridgeport, West Virginia, offers multiple programs in aviation.

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Fairmont State University
Founded: 1865
Total Enrollment: 4,600
Academic Programs: FSU offers more than 80 baccalaureate degrees and graduate programs in business, criminal justice and education.

Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1

Locations: FSU's main campus is located in Fairmont, West Virginia, a friendly city of 20,000. The campus is home to the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. FSU features a branch campus in Clarksburg, which is called the Gaston Caperton Center.

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MISSION STATEMENT: The Mission of Fairmont State University is to provide opportunities for individuals to achieve their professional and personal goals and discover roles for responsible citizenship that promote the common good.

VISION STATEMENT: Fairmont State University aspires to be nationally recognized as a model for accessible learner-centered institutions that promote student success by providing comprehensive education and excellent teaching, flexible learning environments, and superior services. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary for intellectual growth, full and participatory citizenship, employability, and entrepreneurship in a changing environment.

 

Friday, August 08, 2014

A group of Fairmont State University faculty members participated in professional development during the summer to support assessment of learning and building an institutional assessment system and to become assessment ambassadors for their academic departments.

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Friday, August 01, 2014

Fairmont State University alumni and friends, as well as their families, are invited to attend the third annual Picnic at the Park on Sunday, Aug. 24, in Harrison County.

The Fairmont State Alumni Association will host the event from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Overlook Shelter at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Clarksburg. Jaws BBQ will provide lunch, and activities for kids are planned.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The West Virginia Humanities Council has awarded Fairmont State University and five other nonprofit organizations minigrants in support of educational programming.

FSU’s award for $1,500 will support “We the People: The United States Constitution and Slavery,” a two-day event featuring a symposium and historical portrayals. Admission will be free and open to the public.

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