Pierpont Community and Technical College

Tel: (304)367-4692
3,187 students
Public institution
The mission of Pierpont Community & Technical College is to provide opportunities for learning, training, and further education that enrich the lives of individuals and promote the economic growth of our service region and state. Pierpont strives to enhance the quality of life for people and businesses of North Central West Virginia through accessible, affordable, comprehensive, responsive, workforce-related training, and quality higher education opportunities. Pierpont offers more than 50 associate degree programs, skill sets, one-year certificates, and customized workplace training throughout its 13-county service region.
School Highlights:
Pierpont Community and Technical College serves 3,187 students (76% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 8%.
Pierpont Community and Technical College is the only community colleges within Marion County, WV.
The nearest community college is West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport (14.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pierpont 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 3,187 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 0:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,187 students
1,303 students
Pierpont Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,415 students
834 students
Pierpont Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 772 students
1,040 students
Pierpont Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Pierpont Community and Technical College sch enrollment Pierpont Community and Technical College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
-
2%
Pierpont Community and Technical College Asian (2006-2011)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Pierpont Community and Technical College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
3%
11%
Pierpont Community and Technical College Black (2006-2012)
% White
94%
66%
Pierpont Community and Technical College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Pierpont Community and Technical College More (2009-2012)
Pierpont Community and Technical College sch ethnicity Pierpont 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. 0.12 0.44
Pierpont Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,860 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,164 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,860 $5,890
Pierpont Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,164 $10,047
Pierpont Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools:

Recent Articles
Mental Health Support for Community College Students
Mental Health Support for Community College Students
With serious mental health issues on the rise on college campuses nationwide, community colleges are scrambling to provide expanded mental health services to students.
10 In-Demand Jobs for Community College Grads in 2015
From nuclear medicine to physical therapy, consider 10 in-demand jobs for community college graduates. With salaries ranging from $50,000 to even $100,000, opportunities are ripe for those with the right training from community colleges.
Is President Obama's Plan for Free Community College Right for America?
President Obama recently introduced a plan to deliver free Community College tuition to all Americans across the country. Is it the right call? In this story, we will not attempt to make a judgment call on whether free Community College is right or wrong for the United States. Instead, we paneled a few experts in education and economics to get their take on the issue. We’re showing both sides of the coin, and letting readers decide on their own.
Related School Videos

View more school videos

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.