West Virginia Northern Community College\'s mission is to provide postsecondary educational opportunity for all citizens in the Northern Panhandle\'s six counties, to develop a competent district workforce which can compete in a global economy, and to respond to cultural and civic interests and needs of the communities it serves.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
|College||West Virginia Northern Community College||Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Associate of Arts Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Public institution||Public|
|Total Faculty||95 staff||61 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,050 students||1,296 students|
|# Full-Time Students||950 students||814 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,100 students||1,040 students|
|% Two or more races||
|% Unknown races||
|% Non Resident races||
|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.||0.24||0.68|
|In-State Tuition Fees||$2,890||$5,660|
|Out-State Tuition Fees||$8,386||$10,250|
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS
- West Virginia Northern Community College is a public, multi-campus comprehensive community college which serves the six counties of Ohio, Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler. On May 9, 1972, the West Virginia Board of Regents created a dual-campus community college out of what were formerly the Hancock County Branch and the Wheeling Campus of West Liberty State College. The Board specified that the newly created institution was to be a comprehensive community college responsible for educational programs of two years or less duration for high school graduates and adults. Responding to local community requests, the College began offering courses in New Martinsville in 1973 and established a campus there in 1975. As a comprehensive community college, Northern offers a wide variety of programs and courses in the arts and sciences, career-technical education, developmental studies and community service. Under an open-door enrollment policy, the College admits all adults desiring postsecondary education. High school students recommended by their schools for early entrance are also admitted. Graduates receive Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Science degrees, Associate in Applied Science degrees and Certificates. West Virginia Northern Community College has two primary locations in Wheeling. The B&O Building, located at 1704 Market Street at the southern end of the business district, received its name from its original use as the main terminal of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the Ohio Valley. It contains the administrative offices of the College, counseling and student services, the College Bookstore, Business Office, Learning Resources Center, Children\'s Activity Center, classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices and student and faculty/staff lounges. The Hazel-Atlas Building, at Fifteenth and Jacob streets, was the original location of the College. The building continues to be used for classroom and laboratory instruction and houses the College Computer Center, Culinary Arts dining room, faculty offices, student and faculty/staff lounges. West Virginia Northern Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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