Huntington Junior College

  • Founded in 1936 as a private institution of higher education, Huntington Junior College is a comprehensive, open-admission junior college located in the easily-accessible urban area and serving residents of the Tri-State area of West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.
School Highlights
  • Huntington Junior College serves 648 students (93% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher 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%.
  • Huntington Junior College is one of 2 community colleges within Cabell County, WV.
  • The nearest community college to Huntington Junior College is Mountwest Community and Technical College (0.8 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 58% over five years.
Huntington Junior College(WV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty20 staff49 staff
Huntington Junior College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Huntington Junior College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Huntington Junior College diversity score of 0.36 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has grown by 115% over five years.
Total Enrollment648 students1,060 students
Huntington Junior College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio32:123:1
Huntington Junior College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students605 students435 students
Huntington Junior College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students43 students625 students
Huntington Junior College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Huntington Junior College Enrollment Breakdown WV All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Huntington Junior College Asian (2009-2016)
% Hispanic
Huntington Junior College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Huntington Junior College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Huntington Junior College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Huntington Junior College More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
Huntington Junior College Ethnicity Breakdown WV All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.360.24
Huntington Junior College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Huntington Junior College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$19,600$23,900
Huntington Junior College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,800 is more than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,800 is less than the state average of $8,257. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,800$4,026
Huntington Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,800$8,257
Huntington Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%93%
Huntington Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$18,330$12,317
Huntington Junior College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$5,021
Huntington Junior College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Huntington Junior College is committed to providing an equal opportunity educational experience to ensure student learning, validate student outcomes, and promote academic excellence through a qualified and dedicated faculty, staff, and administration. The College provides quality education in seven two-year associate degree programs and three diploma programs. While adapting to the changing needs of society, the College has remained true to its mission throughout its long history. Huntington Junior College was founded in 1936 by Chester A. Riley, Jr., and is located in downtown Huntington. The College has remained in downtown Huntington and, is locally owned and operated. Huntington Junior College offers seven different associate degree programs that will help you prepare for your new career. Most of these programs can be completed in as little as 18-months. Degree programs offered at Huntington Junior College includes Accounting, Dental Assisting, Business Management, Medical Assisting, Computer Information Systems and Professional Office Administration. Diploma Programs includes Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting and Professional Office Administration. The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Did You Know?
For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,026 per year for in-state students and $8,257 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,353 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

West Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.24, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Bridgemont Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.