Mountwest Community and Technical College

Tel: (866)676-5533
2,646 students
Public institution
Mountwest Community and Technical College is a public institution of the West Virginia Community and Technical College System. The College provides open access to education and training for a diverse population and assists students and employers to meet regional and global workforce demands. Mountwest Community and Technical College will be a regional leader in learning-centered and future-focused education. Mountwest Community and Technical College fulfills its educational mission through developmental education; career and technical education; university transfer education; general education; professional and personal development; lifelong learning.
School Highlights:
Mountwest Community and Technical College serves 2,646 students (51% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 8%.
Mountwest Community and Technical College is one of 3 community colleges within Cabell County, WV.
The nearest community college is Huntington Junior College (0.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Mountwest Community and Technical College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,646 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 54% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,646 students
1,287 students
Mountwest Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,337 students
832 students
Mountwest Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,309 students
1,021 students
Mountwest Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Mountwest Community and Technical College sch enrollment Mountwest Community and Technical College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
-
2%
Mountwest Community and Technical College Asian (2006-2008)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Mountwest Community and Technical College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
4%
12%
Mountwest Community and Technical College Black (2006-2012)
% White
95%
66%
Mountwest Community and Technical College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Mountwest Community and Technical College sch ethnicity Mountwest 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. 0.10 0.45
Mountwest Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,952 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,160 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,952 $5,845
Mountwest Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,160 $10,047
Mountwest Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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