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About Fairmont State University

Fairmont State University, with a 120-acre main campus in Fairmont, West Virginia (90 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA), is part of the state's growing high technology corridor, with a tri-city metro area of about 207,000 residents. The campus has recently been expanded with new construction, including an Engineering Technology building, student life center, new residence halls, new parking garage, improved library facility and significant ADA accessibility improvements. With more than 80 baccalaureate degrees and five graduate programs, FSU also plays a vital role in the north central West Virginia region's economic development. The institution is accredited by the North Central Association and The Higher Learning Commission. FSU is a member of the NCAA Division II and the Mountain East Conference MEC). Fairmont State University has an active student involvement, with more than 86 clubs, organizations, student publications, honoraries, sororities, fraternities and intramural sports. In our overarching desire to help transform lives, Fairmont State University values scholarship, opportunity, achievement and responsibility. Each of these values undergirds the mission of Fairmont State University to provide opportunities for individuals to achieve their professional and personal goals and to discover roles for responsible citizenship that promote the common good.

Core values and mission statement

In its overarching desire to help transform lives, Fairmont State University values scholarship, opportunity, achievement and responsibility.

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.