Mountain State University

Beckley, WV 25801
College closed in 2012.

Mountain State University (MSU) is a private institution in Beckley, West Virginia. It was founded in 1933 as Beckley College. In 1991, it achieved the status to grant four-year degrees and became the College of West Virginia. It was renamed to Mountain State University in 2001. However, it ceased operating in 2013. The degrees obtained before 2013 are still valid. Most of the buildings and sites owned and operated by Mountain State University on the Martinsburg campus were acquired by the University of Charleston (UC). UC also acquired the Beckley campus. However, UC vacated the existing buildings and established a new campus in Beckley.

Four BSN programs were offered at the university, including traditional BSN, RN to BSN, LPN to BSN, and accelerated BSN programs. The university also offered an MSN program with two specialty tracks including Nurse Anesthetist and Nurse Practitioner. All programs were accredited by the CCNE. However, the university lost their regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission in 2012. The loss of accreditation directly led to the closure of the school along with numerous lawsuits from former students. As of May 2018, the university ceased to exist. The University of Charleston and West Virginia University now offer classes in many of the same buildings formerly owned by MSU.


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LevelLess than 2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
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Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN Closed in 2012
  2. Accelerated BSN Closed in 2012
  3. RN to BSN Closed in 2012
  4. LPN to BSN

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Mountain State University

Milligan College
118.68 miles away
B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing
151.66 miles away
Pittsburgh's Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing
195.18 miles away


Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
03/01/2000 - 12/31/2012
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
03/01/1995 - 03/30/2011
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
10/09/2004 - 10/16/2011


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Mountain State University
410 Neville Street PO Box 9003
Beckley, WV 25801

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