Your professors are highly qualified teachers—but that's not all. They're also award-winning authors, actors, scientists, musicians, and artists. They're national experts on hurricanes, criminal justice, genetics, and public safety and security management. And about 73 percent of our full-time faculty hold a doctoral degree or the highest degree in their field.
They're also dedicated: Many faculty members each year engage in one-on-one research with their students and regularly visit the Coulter Faculty Commons to further advance their research, teaching, and technology skills. They take time to truly challenge their classes—and with an average of 23 students each, there's always time to give individual attention. You'll find professors helping students move into the dorms, cheering the Catamounts at games, and even serving midnight snacks during exam weeks.
Where's the proof? In test scores, with 100-percent pass rates on national tests among School Administration, Recreational Therapy, and Physical Therapy students. In rankings: WCU's Project Management and Entrepreneurship and teacher education programs are rated among the nation’s best. And in the awards and honors given to WCU students and alumni on a regular basis.