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1000 Virginia St E
Charleston, WV 25301
p. 304-345-2820
w. www.wvjc.edu

West Virginia Junior College-Charleston

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Introduction

Founded in 1892 as the Capitol City Commercial College, West Virginia Junior College is located in the heart of Charleston, West Virginia. The school offers specialized programs in a variety of career fields for which students earn associate degrees and diplomas.

Academics

Students may choose among four academic programs: Legal Office Assisting; Computer Information Technology/Technical Emphasis; Business Administration; and, Medical Office Technology.

The legal office assisting program prepares students for careers in mortgage companies, banks, private corporations, government agencies, insurance companies, and the legal field. The computer information technology/technical emphasis program provides students with knowledge of computer applications, technical applications, as well as an introduction to hardware/software applications, and information systems. The business administration program provides students with hands-on training which highlights computer operations and business technologies. Students gain knowledge of networking, databases, and how to troubleshoot computer applications issues, as well as business communication skills, general accounting, oral and written communication, and management. The medical office technology program offers clinical training, laboratory training, and training in administrative duties, and communication skills.

All academic programs available are career education programs that prepare students for immediate employment. The programs are not designed for transfer to four-year institutions.

The specialized associate degree program includes medical assisting/office technology; medical secretarial/office technology; business administration; computer information technology/technical emphasis; and legal assisting administration. These programs are designed to be completed within 18 months. In addition, the college offers diploma programs in the following areas of study: computer office technology, medical secretarial, medical assisting, clerical word processing, and legal office administration.

Accreditation is granted by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools in Washington, D.C.

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Admissions

Enrollment is open, which means that the college accepts all students interested in furthering their education who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent. Prospective students should call the Admissions office directly for an admissions application and instructions for applying to the college.

Students can also go to the school website and fill out a form to request for information.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid office offers several options to qualifying students, including grants, work study programs, scholarships, and loans. All students are required to fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial aid. The majority of students receive some form of aid, most of which takes the form of loans which must be repaid Both need-based and merit-based scholarships are available for students in all programs.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3982nd for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in West Virginia.

Students

The college is located on a commuter campus which serves high school graduates and a wide range of working adults. Students can expect smaller class sizes and more individualized attention, as well as a four day school week, which includes day and evening classes. Associate degrees can be completed within 18 months, preparing students for immediate employment.

The campus also has a resource center, and job placement services which provide assistance with resume and cover letter preparation, mock interviews, employment application assistance, and interviewing techniques.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

There are no athletic programs at this time. There are several community recreation programs open to all residents of Charleston that students may take part in.

Local Community

The city of Charleston is a regional center in an otherwise rural area characterized by resource industries and strong National Guard facilities. As the home to several other college and university campuses, including a branch of West Virginia University, the University of Charleston, Marshall University, and West Virginia State University, Charleston has a large number of restaurants, bars, clubs, and other entertainment venues to choose from. The city is also home to a symphony series of international renown, a twice-annual film festival, and the internationally syndicated radio program, Mountain Stage.

Information Summary

Ranks 30th in West Virginia and 3290th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 362 0.70
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 5 0.01
Forcible Rape 23 0.04
Robbery 120 0.23
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 635 1.23
Larceny 2,234 4.34
Vehicle theft 140 0.27

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Charleston, WV 25301
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population3,361 (3,361 urban / N/A rural)
Households1,908 (1.49 people per house)
Median Household Income$15,199
Families489 (2.60 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery small two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District5402

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3297th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $11,250 $11,250 $11,250
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,375 $1,375 $1,375
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $350 $350 $350
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $12,832 $12,832 $12,832
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $22,810 $22,810 $22,810
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $15,740 $15,740 $15,740

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $11,725 $11,800 $11,725 $11,800 $11,725 $11,800
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $268 $278
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $4,559 $4,723
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,103 $3,215
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,035 $2,108

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 14 1 1 80 96
Business Administration and Management, General 2 9 11
Dental Assisting/Assistant 1 1 14 16
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Information Technology 1 11 12
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 6 7 13
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 2 2
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 4 1 37 42
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 4260th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $42,000 ($46,500 male / $14,919 female)
Number of FT Faculty 3 (2 male / 1 female)
Number of PT Faculty 18
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits N/A
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