Pierpont Community and Technical College

1201 Locust Ave
Fairmont, WV 26554-0000
Tel: 3043333684
School Highlights
  • Pierpont Community and Technical College serves 2,838 students (74% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is same as the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 13%.
  • Pierpont Community and Technical College is the only community colleges within Marion County, WV.
  • The nearest community college is West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport (14.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 121 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pierpont Community and Technical College(WV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty121 staff49 staff
Pierpont Community and Technical College Total Faculty (2010-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,838 has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.28 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,838 students1,060 students
Pierpont Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
Pierpont Community and Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2010-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,089 students435 students
Pierpont Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students749 students625 students
Pierpont Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pierpont Community and Technical College Enrollment Breakdown WV All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
-20
Pierpont Community and Technical College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% Asian
-
1%
Pierpont Community and Technical College Asian (2007-2012)
% Hispanic
2%
2%
Pierpont Community and Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
9%
7%
Pierpont Community and Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
84%
87%
Pierpont Community and Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
1%
Pierpont Community and Technical College More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
3%
2%
Pierpont Community and Technical College 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.0.280.24
Pierpont Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
11%
29%
Pierpont Community and Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,440 is more than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,542 is more than the state average of $8,257. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,440$4,026
Pierpont Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,542$8,257
Pierpont Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%93%
Pierpont Community and Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,560$12,318
Pierpont Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2010-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,055$5,021
Pierpont Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2010-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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 $11,911 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 0.24, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Bridgemont Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.