University of Charleston offers support to former Argosy Students


Charleston, WV – The University of Charleston (Charleston, WV), announced that it is working with students from Argosy University to enable them to complete their education.

Argosy University (Argosy) and The Art Institutes of Pittsburgh, The Art Institute of Las Vegas, and The Art Institute of Seattle, filed a motion with the court requesting permission for an emergency closure of the 22 campuses of Argosy and the Dream Center Education Holding-owned Art Institute campuses by Friday, March 8, 2019.  The chain of 22 career schools stretching from Virginia to California closed Friday amid allegations of fraud. 

The University of Charleston is welcoming inquiries from Argosy University students, working to provide a seamless transition to students who are enrolled in online programs that it offers. 

“We encourage Argosy students to apply and if admitted, transfer their credits toward earning a UC degree,” said Dr. Marty Roth, UC President.  “Our faculty and staff stand ready to assist these students in pursuing their educational goals.  In addition to our two graduate leadership programs, Master of Strategic Leadership and Doctorate of Executive Leadership, we are also creating pathways for students in other online UC programs, including the bachelor degrees in accounting, business, leadership, psychology, RN-BSN, and the MBA degree.”  

The University of Charleston is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and was established in 1888.  It currently serves over 2,500 students on its Charleston, WV campus, its location in Beckley, WV, and its online programs. UC has, for the eighth consecutive year, also been recognized as a military friendly school that welcomes both active service and veterans to the community.

“We understand this is a disruptive and confusing time in their educational journey,” said Joan Clark, Executive Vice President & Chief Admissions and Marketing Officer. “We want to help make their transition as easy as possible, and to reassure the students that the University of Charleston is ready to help them complete their education.”

The University of Charleston offers a number of online programs that regularly start every eight weeks.  Transcripts are evaluated within 48 hours of receipt and many of UC’s programs are textbook free and cohort-based.

Programs include:

Doctor of Executive Leadership 

Master of Science in Strategic Leadership

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Cyber Security and Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Bachelor of Science in RN to BSN:  (for registered nurses only)