• Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is a comprehensive community college located in a rural environment. The College strives to fulfill current and future higher educational and vocational/technical needs of southern West Virginia, its service area and beyond. Our College emphasizes student-oriented, transferable learning, enabling students to achieve work, career and personal success.

School Highlights

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College serves 1,474 students (71% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 1% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 15%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,474 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,048
  • Out-state tuition: $4,564
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 1%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in West Virginia for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 162 teachers has grown by 51% over five years.
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
(WV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
162 staff
49 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.02 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,474 students
1,062 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,040 students
628 students
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# Part-Time Students
434 students
434 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
109 students
154 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,040 students
628 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
434 students
453 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
100 students
% Asian
n/a
1%
% Hispanic
n/a
3%
% Black
1%
5%
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% White
99%
85%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.02
0.27
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
21%
29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,000
$25,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,048 is less than the state average of $3,610. The in-state tuition has declined by 18% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,564 is less than the state average of $8,321. The out-state tuition has declined by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,048
$3,610
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,564
$8,321
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Tuition Notes
$1051 full time in-s
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
97%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,000
$9,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in WV by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$4,580
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in WV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
90%
SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
460
ACT Composite
n/a
19
ACT English
n/a
19
ACT Math
n/a
18
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Our College provides high-quality, affordable, student-friendly, and easily accessible educational services. We are highly effective and flexible in responding to state and community demands, and adapting to a global socio-economic system. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College was established as an open-door, comprehensive community college on July 1, 1971 (named Southern West Virginia Community College) by combining two existing branches of Marshall University. Through legislation enacted in March 1995, the College's name was changed to Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Both the Williamson and Logan branches had been in operation since 1963 under the academic, fiscal, and administrative control of Marshall University, providing primarily the first two years of liberal arts, teacher education, and career programs in secretarial science, and radiologic technology. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College gives residents of southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky opportunities to secure their success, with two-year associate degrees, and certificates in more than twenty technical and occupational career fields. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is a member institution of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College cost?

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College's tuition is approximately $3,048 for In-State students and $4,564 for Out-State students.

What is Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College's ranking?

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in West Virginia for: Least expensive tuition and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,474 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,048
  • Out-state tuition: $4,564
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 1%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,610 per year for in-state students and $8,321 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,594 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

West Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.27, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Martinsburg College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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