West Virginia Northern Community College

Tel: (304)233-5900
2,050 students
Public institution
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.
School Highlights:
West Virginia Northern Community College serves 2,050 students (46% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 14%.
West Virginia Northern Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Ohio County, WV.
The nearest community college is West Virginia Business College-Wheeling (0.40 miles away).

School Overview

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
West Virginia Northern Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,050 has declined by 29% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 139% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,050 students 1,296 students
West Virginia Northern Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 950 students
814 students
West Virginia Northern Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,100 students
1,040 students
West Virginia Northern Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
West Virginia Northern Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Black
5%
15%
West Virginia Northern Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
87%
51%
West Virginia Northern Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
West Virginia Northern Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
West Virginia Northern Community College Unknown (2009-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
West Virginia Northern Community College 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. 0.24 0.68
West Virginia Northern Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,890 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,386 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,890 $5,660
West Virginia Northern Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,386 $10,250
West Virginia Northern Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • 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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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.