West Virginia Community Colleges

There are 25 community colleges located throughout West Virginia (17 public colleges and 8 private colleges), serving 31,452 students.
Minority enrollment is 8% (majority Black), which is less than the national average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is equal to the 29:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(WV) School Average
American Indian
n/a
Asian
n/a
Hispanic
1%
Black
5%
White
92%
Unknown
2%

West Virginia Community Colleges by Town:

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Did You Know?
For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,452 per year for in-state students and $9,213 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,690 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
West Virginia community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.15, which is lower than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Valley College-Beckley. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.