REDP: Regional Economic Development Partnership

Regional Economic
Development Partnership
1100 Main Street, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 1029
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304.232.7722
Fax: 304.232.7727
Email: info@redp.org

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Higher Education- Over 50 colleges and universities within a two-hour drive

“People in the Ohio Valley work hard and Wheeling has proven to be a great place to recruit talent. We have the ability to find skill sets whether they are legal, IT, creative, or financial.” - Williams Lea

Wheeling Area Higher Education Enrollment Overview

Access to quality higher education is one of the area’s greatest strengths. Seven local institutions offer higher educational opportunities in a variety of academic programs. Area residents can participate in certificate programs, as well as receive advanced degrees in the arts, business, technology, professional studies, and many more.

“Eighty-six percent of West Virginia Northern Community College’s students live in the region after graduation.” - Dr. Martin Olshinsky, President, WVNCC.

“Our partnership with WVNCC allowed us to establish and implement custom training programs during a short period of time.” - Jim Simms, former President and General Manager, Wheeling Island Racetrack, Hotel & Casino

Notable colleges and universities in Wheeling and within a 50 mile radius: