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West Virginia State Community and Technical College incorporates a total of 10 different community colleges serving West Virginia. The system was incorporated to distinguish universities in West Virginia from state colleges and community colleges. The state of Virginia wanted to provide a more uniform system for community colleges. Previously, some community colleges were part of local university systems and other community colleges, while others stood alone. Since that time, the West Virginia State system has developed a strong academic culture that is rich in diversity.

West Virginia State Community and Technical College offers several different programs of study for a prospective student to choose from. This includes 22 associate’s degree programs, 11 certificate programs, and 12 collaborative degree programs. Some of their most popular programs are Business Management and Marketing and Computer and Information Science. West Virginia offers distance learning in addition to classes that are offered in the traditional format.

Distance learning is offered so students who have obligations outside of the classroom are able to better balance school with life’s demands. Students who wish to earn a degree while continuing to work full time, or take care of other responsibilities, are able to do so because of this educational format. Students who decide to pursue their educational goals through distance learning must be well-disciplined and establish study time to keep up with classroom responsibilities. As there is no in- person interaction between teacher and students in the distance learning format, students must engage with fellow classmates and instructions via the online course room. Students are expected to maintain regular access to the classroom via the internet. Although West Virginia State Community College provides academic study labs and computer accessibility through the library, it is highly recommended that distant learning students have their own computers, or have unlimited access to one.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

The higher education adult part time student grant program is a unique program at West Virginia State Community and Technical College. The goal of this program is to encourage the student to continue to attend school part time on a post secondary level. To be eligible for this grant, a financial need must be demonstrated. The student must be a West Virginia resident for at least 12 months, have citizenship or be a permanent resident of the United States, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, demonstrate a financial need for the grant, and not be in default on a higher education loan. This grant can be renewed each year as long as the student fills out their FAFSA form each year. The grant may not exceed 9 years.


Applying for admissions to West Virginia State Community and Technical College is the first step in transforming your life and securing your future. Students interested in applying to West Virginia State Community and Technical College should do so as early as possible. The student may apply online or in person. To apply, each prospective student will need to provide all documents required such as their transcripts and test scores. Failure to provide all documents by the deadline will result in the student not being admitted into the school and the student will need to wait the following semester. Once the student has applied, he or she will need to submit their financial aid information to the financial aid department and or fill out a FAFSA online to determine financial eligibility.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is the route that most students take in funding their college career. Tuition for college, book fees, and matriculation fees can be very costly. Financial aid is given to students based on their need and willingness to repay. As soon as the student applies for admission, the next step for each prospective student is to apply for financial aid. The first step in financial aid is considering all the resources the student may have to help pay for his or her college tuition. The student is encouraged to visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out the online application and submit all information that is requested.

The student may also apply within the school for any scholarships or grants that may be available. Each scholarship or grant available may have different qualifications that must be met. Additionally, there are a number of grants that may be available to students and certain specifications are outlined by program. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for financial aid every year, and failure to do so would most likely result in the student not receiving any financial aid to meet there educational goals. If a prospective or attending student has questions about any aspect of financial aid, they are encouraged to review the financial aid information available online, or contact the staff of the Office of Financial Aid for assistance.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6079th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in West Virginia.

Local Community

West Virginia State Community and Technical College is located in the southeast region of the United States. The college is bordered by Virginia and Kentucky. West Virginia appreciates and promotes higher learning as several colleges are in the surrounding areas. For enjoyment and entertainment purposes students and those who live in the community have several local attractions to choose from. There are state parks, cultural centers, golf courses, amusement parks, and movie theatres, among other attractions. West Virginia is also known for a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities, which include skiing, white water rafting, hiking, fishing, mountain biking and hunting.


West Virginia believes in hiring staff that are able to provide a rich and diverse experience to the classroom environment. West Virginia State Community and Technical College understands that nothing can be accomplished without the dedication and hard work of its educators. West Virginia has established goals that all staff strive to deliver including producing high quality graduates with technological skills that will be successful in the workforce. Additionally staff strive to collaborate with others in delivering education and training programs to the community; collaborate with public school systems, and increase the college attendance rate at West Virginia State Community and Technical College.


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Information Summary

Ranks 27th in West Virginia and 2943rd 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 1 0.06
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 55 0.41
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.01
Forcible Rape 2 0.01
Robbery 7 0.05
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 72 0.53
Larceny 423 3.14
Vehicle theft 29 0.22

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near South Charleston, WV 25303
Surrounding communityMidsize suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population7,055 (7,055 urban / N/A rural)
Households3,270 (2.16 people per house)
Median Household Income$39,828
Families1,994 (2.75 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Small
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
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 3922nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,560 $3,560 $8,500
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $148 $148 $354
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 $4,674 $4,674 $9,614
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,948 $14,948 $19,888
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,242 $8,242 $13,182

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,082 $3,236 $3,082 $3,236 $8,764(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,100 $1,114
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,185 $6,706
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,527 $3,568
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,500 $3,568

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3701st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $47,678 ($52,558 male / $44,710 female)
Number of FT Faculty 64 (18 male / 46 female)
Number of PT Faculty 147
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $884,345

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2001 Union Carbide Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
p. 304-205-6600
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