Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Dempsey Branch Road
Mount Gay, WV 25637-0000
Tel: (304)896-7098
  • 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 1,859 students (66% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 0% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 13%.
  • Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is the only community colleges within Logan County, WV.
  • The nearest community college is Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College (39.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 107 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College(WV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty107 staff49 staff
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,859 has declined by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,859 students1,060 students
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio17:123:1
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,234 students435 students
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students625 students625 students
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Enrollment Breakdown WV All Enrollment Breakdown
% Black
-
7%
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Black (2007-2012)
% White
100%
87%
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College White (2007-2016)
Southern West Virginia 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.0.000.24
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
12%
29%
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,000$23,900
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,048 is less than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,564 is less than the state average of $8,257. The out-state tuition has declined by 35% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,048$4,026
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,564$8,257
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%93%
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$12,318
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2009-2011)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,055$5,021
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2009-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

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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.