Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is a state-funded two-year institution in the mountains of West Virginia. Founded in 1974, the college currently serves nearly 4,000 undergraduates. Most of those students are West Virginia natives, with in-state tuition a bargain by nearly any standard. Until 2005, the school was known as the Community and Technical College of Shepherd. The school was renamed and fully accredited as a distinct institution in 2006.