Background and History
Mountain State University, or MSU, was established in 1933 in Beckley, West Virginia. MSU remains headquartered in Beckley and presently manages 4 campuses nationwide with independent study options and an online campus. Mountain State University believes in their mission of instilling knowledge in students to transform lives and in opening opportunity for personal and professional success. Bachelor degree programs offered by MSU online are in the areas of organizational leadership, business, medical assisting, and criminal justice.
Accreditation and Job Placement
Mountain State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The Higher Learning Commission is recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Specific programs are also accredited separately by various accrediting agencies. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Job placement rates are not posted. Career services available to both students and alumni include resume/cover letter writing, interviewing tips, job searching strategies, thank you letters, professional correspondence, career development, and career services resources/reference material.