West Virginia Junior College-Charleston

Tel: (304)345-2820
184 students
Private for-profit
The West Virginia Junior College, originally Capitol City Commercial College, was founded in 1892 and is located in downtown Charleston, WV.
School Highlights:
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston serves 184 students (98% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 14%.
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston is one of 4 community colleges within Kanawha County, WV.
The nearest community college is Carver Career Center (5.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 8 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
College West Virginia Junior College-Charleston 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 Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 8 staff
61 staff
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 184 has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 41:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 184 students 1,296 students
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
21:1
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 181 students
814 students
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3 students
1,040 students
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Asian (2011-2013)
% Black
19%
15%
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Black (2006-2013)
% White
78%
51%
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston White (2006-2013)
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.36 0.68
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $12,625 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,625 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $12,625 $5,660
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,625 $10,250
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98%
89%
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • The overall goal of the West Virginia Junior College is to provide specialized programs in career fields that assist our graduates in developing the tools, attitudes, and communication skills that will enhance employment opportunities. The college offers programs in Internet Technology, Information Technology, Medical Assistant, Legal Office Assistant, Business Management, Computer Technology, Management and Accounting, Medical Administration and Office Administration. For more than 50 years, West Virginia Junior College has been training students for careers in business and management. And for just as long, West Virginia Junior College has been building relationships with area employers to assist students in finding fulfilling careers. WVJC's business oriented programs prepare graduates with the business, computer, and personal skills needed for a variety of entry level positions in business, industry and other organizational settings. Examples may include: Computer Operations, Accounting, and various business and computer related positions. Graduates of WVJC's Information Technology program have more advanced computer skills and qualify for more technology oriented positions. West Virginia Junior College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools in Washington, D.C. and is licensed to offer diplomas and associate degrees in the State of West Virginia.

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Did You Know?
For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,559 per year for in-state students and $7,898 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,386 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 0.25, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Bridgemont Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.