Potomac State College at a Glance
1,452 students from 22 states and 3 countries
20:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
- Average class size is 22
Living on Campus - All rooms have air conditioning, high-speed internet, cable TV, lounges and laundry facilities.
11 Intercollegiate Sports - Student-athletes compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Intramural teams vary each year (you can also start your own team).
94% of first-time students receive financial aid
"When I first started, I did not feel college-ready. Potomac State College provided me the tools that helped me feel confident in my schooling. Professors dedicate 100% of their time to classes and students." - Renee Conneway, Horticulture major, WVU Potomac State College; BS and MS in Horticulture, West Virginia University
Who We Are: 21% Minority; 25% From Out-of-State.
Keyser, WV, is a small town tucked in the Potomac Highlands. We're known as the "Friendliest City in the U.S.A." - and we live up to it. Just a few hours' drive from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, and Pittsburgh, PA.
Your Home Away From Home
A true college experience is more than just going to class. Life happens everywhere -- both in the classroom and outside of it. So get ready to make memories.
Get Out There
Go hiking, fishing, camping, skiing, kayaking, whitewater rafting. Play for one our winning athletic teams. Join or lead a club. In our smaller setting, you have the opportunity to play a big part on campus.
Find New BFFs.
Network with other students, faculty and professional staff. Join the Outdoor Adventure Club, Geeks and Gamers, the Black Student Alliance, Engineering Club or any of the 30+ student organizations that connect us across campus.
You're Part of the WVU Family
Potomac State College students can score discounted ticked to WVU Morgantown events, access 2.4 million books, 500,000 eBooks and dozens of databases through the WVU Libraries, use the WVU System's email and student information system and study abroad through WVU System programs.
"My best piece of advice is actually to schedule time to study for each course. Then schedule some fun stuff, too." - Laura Tappe, Early Start program at WVU Potomac State College; BA West Virginia University: DDS WVU School of Dentistry
The Rapids, Potomac State College's favorite eatery, offers students a la carte dining options with food packaged to-go as well as extended hours for late-night munching.
Publish the Pasquino.
Our student newspaper has been continuously published for more than 90 years. Anyone can join and write articles, take photos, create artwork or help with circulation and business management.
At Potomac State College in Keyser we are known for our small class sizes, student-centered focus and caring and approachable professors – all at a cost that ranks among the lowest in the country for a four-year institution.
For more than 1,450 students from 22 states and several international countries, we are a home away from home. We offer over 50 two-year degree programs that can easily be transferred and completed at WVU Morgantown or WVU Beckley – and 6 four-year bachelor’s degree programs.
Professional and peer tutors in the Academic Success Center can help with specific assignments or work with you to improve your study skills.
Our six residence halls are air conditioned and equipped with high-speed internet, cable TV, lounges and laundry facilities. Or, you can commute to the Keyser campus or choose to take on-line courses.
Many students play on one of our 11 competitive athletic teams, join or lead clubs, study abroad, play an intramural sport – or simply cheer on the Catamounts. And, of course, being tucked away in the Potomac Highlands allows you to camp, kayak, raft, fish, ski – and just enjoy the beauty of the region.
Simple put, WVU Potomac State College offers the best of both worlds: A big-time university, delivered in a small-college setting.