Carver Career Center

  • Carver Career and Technical Education Center is a large, modern, well-equipped facility accessible to the handicapped. Carver is a career school designed to provide technical training and placement for high school students and adults in a variety of occupational areas. The mission of Carver Career Center is to provide associate degree, certificate and short term education programs designed to prepare secondary students from Kanawha County and adult students from Kanawha County and surrounding counties for employment, career advancement, and/or continued education and to assist employers in meeting their employment and training needs. Every full time program has seven components: basic academic skills, computer literacy, occupational knowledge, occupational performance skills, safety, work place skills and leadership skills. Whether you are a high school student preparing for post-secondary education or work; an unemployed or underemployed adult looking for a career or advancement in a career; or a business looking for upgrade training for your current employees or to hire new employees; we want to help.
School Highlights
  • Carver Career Center serves 259 students (92% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 13%.
  • Carver Career Center is one of 4 community colleges within Kanawha County, WV.
  • The nearest community college is West Virginia Junior College-Charleston (5.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 60% over five years.
Carver Career Center(WV) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty29 staff49 staff
Carver Career Center Total Faculty (2008-2016)
Number of Programs Offered208

Student Body

  • The student population of 259 has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 4:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has declined by 34% over five years.
Total Enrollment259 students1,060 students
Carver Career Center Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio9:123:1
Carver Career Center Student Staff Ratio (2008-2016)
# Full-Time Students237 students435 students
Carver Career Center Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students22 students625 students
Carver Career Center Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Carver Career Center Enrollment Breakdown WV All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Carver Career Center Asian (2008-2012)
% Hispanic
Carver Career Center Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Carver Career Center Black (2007-2016)
% White
Carver Career Center White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Carver Career Center More (2014-2016)
Carver Career Center Ethnicity Breakdown WV All Ethnic Groups 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.0.150.24
Carver Career Center Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Carver Career Center Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,600$23,900
Carver Career Center Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2010-2013)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid68%93%
    Carver Career Center % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
    Median Debt for Graduates-$12,318
    Median Debt for Dropouts-$5,021
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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