New River Community and Technical College
- New River Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The college serves nine counties in southeast and south central West Virginia: Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers and Webster. The College has four campuses: Greenbrier Valley Campus, Mercer County Campus, Nicholas County Campus and Raleigh County Campus and offers classes at educational sites within the service region and online.
- The teacher population of 168 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|New River Community and Technical College||(WV) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Total Faculty||168 staff||49 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,551 students||1,060 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||15:1||23:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,657 students||435 students|
|# Part-Time Students||894 students||625 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|College Completion Rate|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
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- The nearest community college to New River Community and Technical College is Valley College-Beckley (3.6 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 331 students | 3.60 Mi120 New River Town Center
Beckley,  WV  25801
- 89 students | 27.60 Mi617 Mercer Street
Princeton,  WV  24740
- 1,162 students | 30.50 Mi619 2nd Avenue
Montgomery,  WV  25136
- 1,563 students | 34.90 Mi219 Rock St
Bluefield,  WV  24701
- 259 students | 43.00 Mi4799 Midland Dr
Charleston,  WV  25306
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