About Glenville State College
Glenville State College, often referred to as the Lighthouse on the Hill, is West Virginia's only centrally located public college.
Founded in 1872 to provide instruction and practice for common school teachers in the science of education, Glenville State College has surpassed its original mission, and currently prepares students for careers in teaching, business, land resources, music, the liberal arts, the sciences, criminal justice, and human services.
With an enrollment of approximately 1,800 students, the college boasts an average class size of 15. The College's enrollment is made up of students from 24 states and 3 countries, and proudly includes many first generation and minority students.