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WVU holds ranking for non-traditional student life for second consecutive year

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“Kris Minney, a mechanical engineering major originally from Weston, served in the U.S. Navy for nearly 10 years before enrolling at WVU.”

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The West Virginia University Division of Student Life offers many special services to help non-traditional students with their transition to campus, including an individualized online Bachelor’s programs, scholarships and special study areas in Elizabeth Moore Hall. For the second consecutive year WVU upholds its national ranking in the top 200 as one of the best schools in the country for non-traditional students. 

“Some of our best programs include the Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree program, which values a student’s professional work experience and can provide credits toward graduation. And since we have more than 4,500 students who are pregnant and/or parenting, Student Family Resources can provide much-needed assistance with child care. Furthermore, WVU Libraries provides a library guide for students who are veterans and tutoring and study space in the libraries specifically designated for these students. Perhaps my favorite service that WVU provides is the new Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs, conveniently located on the second floor of the Mountainlair.” -Brian Walker, Community Coordinator, Office of Campus and Community Life

Kris says that the two biggest factors that drew him to WVU were “the employees from the Center for Veteran, Military and Family Resources staying in touch with me and encouraging me to enroll, as well as the reputation of the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.”