“FAIRMONT STATE is THE BEST REgional University IN WEST VIRGINIA.”
While it may be a bold goal, it’s not audacious. We are blessed with strong academic programs (many of them the only ones of their kind in the state), expert and caring teacher-mentors, a dedicated staff who passionately pursue a shared purpose, one of the lowest tuition rates in the region, a redesigned and generous suite of scholarships, and facilities like the Falcon Center you simply can’t find in other schools our size. There are infinite ways to define “best,” but for us, it revolves around the students who learn here, the professionals who work here, and the communities we interact with and impact.
Being “best” doesn’t mean “being biggest,” or “being the most exclusive.” It means providing the best regional university experience for students, from the day they accept their invitation to enroll here, to graduation and beyond. It means creating a work environment where faculty, staff, and administration feel valued and eagerly approach each day with optimism and a shared commitment. It means being true partners with Fairmont and other local communities, so that our successes become their successes, and we help these communities reach their own potentials.
We invite you to explore the President’s Vision, and discover the future Dr. Mike Davis has in mind for Fairmont State University, the students who study here, the education professionals who work here, and the surrounding communities.