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Institute is an unincorporated community on the Kanawha River in Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA. The community lies off of Interstate 64 and West Virginia Route 25, and has grown to intermingle with nearby Dunbar. Institute is home to West Virginia State University (formerly the West Virginia Colored Institute, the source of the town's toponym) and the West Virginia State Police Academy. It was also the site of an August 2008 chemical plant explosion that killed two and injured eight at the Bayer CropScience facility.

The community is the location of the prehistoric Shawnee Reservation Mound, one of three remaining Adena-era earthwork mounds and enclosures found in an eight-mile stretch along the river. Also called Fairgrounds Mound and Poorhouse Mound, it is now located within Shawnee Regional Park. The mound is about 20’ high and 80’ in basal diameter, but was originally 25’ high and greater than 80’ in diameter. In the late 19th century, the Smithsonian Institution inventoried more than 50 Adena-era earthwork mounds and ten enclosures along the Kanawha River. They were likely built by indigenous peoples approximately 300 BCE to 200. During a 1902 archaeological exploration by Dr. Gerard Fowke, a total of 27 fully wrapped mummies were discovered in near perfectly lifelike conditions due to the unique qualities of the local weather conditions. CE.

Located on the campus of West Virginia State University are East Hall and Canty House, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

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Schools in and around Institute, WV

Name
Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,764 average out-state tuition; $3,082 average in-state tuition
West Virginia State University
Four or more years; Public; $4,918 average out-state tuition; $4,918 average in-state tuition
Ben Franklin Career Center
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $2,970 average out-state tuition; $2,970 average in-state tuition
Everest Institute-Cross Lanes
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Mountaineer Beauty College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Charleston School of Beauty Culture
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $12,625 average out-state tuition; $12,625 average in-state tuition

Institute, WV Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016