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Potomac State College


1901

Potomac State College was founded

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1902

Potomac State College began operation as the West Virginia Preparatory School

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1905

A commercial department was added to Potomac State College

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1911

Pre-engineering and agriculture programs were added at West Virginia Preparatory School (now Potomac State)

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May 03, 1917

A fire destroyed West Virginia Preparatory School (now Potomac State)

1919

125 acres of land was purchased for the operation of the agriculture program.

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1921

The West Virginia Preparatory School (now Potomac State) became a junior college and began offering the first two years of the baccalaureate programs and certain vocational programs

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1926

Potomac State was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

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1935

Potomac State College was placed under the management of the Board of Governors of West Virginia University

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1951

College assumed its current name, Potomac State College of West Virginia University

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