Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Dempsey Branch Road
Mount Gay, WV 25637
Tel: (304)896-7098
2,003 students
Public institution
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is a comprehensive community college located in a rural environment. The College strives to fulfill current and future higher educational and vocational/technical needs of southern West Virginia, its service area and beyond. Our College emphasizes student-oriented, transferable learning, enabling students to achieve work, career and personal success.
School Highlights:
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College serves 2,003 students (64% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 8%.
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is the only community colleges within Logan County County, WV.
The nearest community college is Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College (39.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 103 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 103 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,003 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,003 students
1,269 students
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
1,282 students
810 students
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 721 students
1,017 students
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College sch enrollment Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College sta enrollment
% Black
1%
12%
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
93%
57%
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College sch ethnicity Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College sta ethnicity
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. 0.00 0.53
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2011)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,124 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 40% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,564 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has declined by 35% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,124 $5,740
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,564 $10,252
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Our College provides high-quality, affordable, student-friendly, and easily accessible educational services. We are highly effective and flexible in responding to state and community demands, and adapting to a global socio-economic system. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College was established as an open-door, comprehensive community college on July 1, 1971 (named Southern West Virginia Community College) by combining two existing branches of Marshall University. Through legislation enacted in March 1995, the College's name was changed to Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Both the Williamson and Logan branches had been in operation since 1963 under the academic, fiscal, and administrative control of Marshall University, providing primarily the first two years of liberal arts, teacher education, and career programs in secretarial science, and radiologic technology. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College gives residents of southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky opportunities to secure their success, with two-year associate degrees, and certificates in more than twenty technical and occupational career fields. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is a member institution of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,232 per year for in-state students and $7,933 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,896 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 0.53. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Valley College-Beckley. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.