Higher Education

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 / TAG

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: