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The WVU College of Commerce was born by order of the state higher education board on Nov. 10, 1951 and has been known as the College of Business and Economics since 1971. 

The College offers ten bachelor's, ten master's, and two doctoral degrees. With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,500, the College has more than 20,000 alumni worldwide. Business programs at the WVU College of Business & Economics are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

In its 2011 edition, Bloomberg Businessweek ranks West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics among the top 100 undergraduate business schools in the country.