West Virginia Junior College-Charleston

Tel: (304)345-2820
162 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 162 students (87% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 13%.
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 9 teachers has grown by 80% over five years.
College West Virginia Junior College-Charleston (WV) 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
Total Faculty 9 staff 29 staff

Student Body

The student population of 162 has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.34 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 162 students 648 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 18:1 23:1
# Full-Time Students 141 students 373 students
# Part-Time Students 21 students 501 students
% Asian
1%
-
% Black
20%
7%
% White
79%
87%
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. 0.34 0.24

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $11,800 is more than the state average of $3,934. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,800 is more than the state average of $8,950. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $11,800 $3,934
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,800 $8,950
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 93%
Source: 2014 (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 $3,232 per year for in-state students and $7,933 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,963 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 0.24, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Bridgemont Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.