Valley College-Beckley

713 South Oakwood Avenue, Beckley
WV, 25801
Tel: (304)252-9547
122 students
Private for-profit

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Valley College of Technology is a West Virginia Corporation first established in 1979 by Control Data Corporation. The Martinsburg and Beckley campuses were founded in 1983, and the Princeton campus in 1986. Our objectives are to provide quality training, utilize the latest technology, provide career-oriented programs, meet the educational needs of the community, meet the professional needs of the community, to help you succeed.
School Highlights:
Valley College-Beckley serves 122 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 8%.
Valley College-Beckley is one of 2 community colleges within Raleigh County, WV.
The nearest community college is New River Community and Technical College (2.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Valley College-Beckley Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 122 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 162% over five years.
Total Enrollment
122 students
1,287 students
Valley College-Beckley Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
122 students
832 students
Valley College-Beckley Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
Valley College-Beckley sch enrollment Valley College-Beckley sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
- 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
-
7%
Valley College-Beckley Hispanic (2006-2010)
% Black
30%
12%
Valley College-Beckley Black (2006-2012)
% White
70%
66%
Valley College-Beckley White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Valley College-Beckley sch ethnicity Valley College-Beckley 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. 0.42 0.45
Valley College-Beckley Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $16,025 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 86% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $16,025 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 86% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $16,025 $5,940
Valley College-Beckley In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,025 $10,072
Valley College-Beckley Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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