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Middle College Media Kit

For the first time in United States history, a middle college program has been launched exclusively to support children who are currently in foster care. Middle College at Fairmont State University is a specialized, on-campus, academic program created for West Virginia youth, ages 16 and older. Over two years, the students will live on campus full-time and earn their high school diploma and an associate degree or use earned credits towards a bachelor's degree. This is an innovative program that is solving a very complex problem and we understand that you, our media partners, may have additional questions. Below you will find a full host of information and resources. For additional information, or to schedule an interview about Middle College at Fairmont State University, please email

Fairmont State Fast Facts

  • Founded: 1865 as West Virginia Normal School
  • Total enrollment: 3,200+
  • Average Class Size: 15
  • Programs of Study: 100+
  • Degree Programs: 40+
  • Residence Halls: 5
  • Clubs & Organization: 50+
  • On-Campus Jobs: 200+
  • NCAA Divison II Athletic Teams: 17

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Video Resources

Press Conference
View the press conference announcing Middle College
Falcon Center
Campus B-Roll
Download B-roll of our Campus
Hardway hall
Aerial B-Roll
Download aerial drone B-roll of our Campus


About Fairmont State University

The 120-acre main campus of Fairmont State University sits on a hillside in Fairmont, West Virginia, the county seat of Marion County. The University turns opportunity, passion and hard work into excellence in a vibrant, close-knit campus community where students and teachers become your friends for life. Students enjoy the opportunities offered by a comprehensive state university combined with the personal attention and campus atmosphere expected from a small, private school.

About KVC West Virginia

KVC West Virginia is a private, nonprofit organization and a leading child welfare agency and mental health treatment provider. With over 20 years of experience, KVC enriches and enhances the lives of children and families through trauma-informed services such as foster care, adoption, outpatient mental health treatment, in-home family preservation, and educational support services. KVC is accredited by The Joint Commission, widely recognized as the gold standard in healthcare. Learn more at