Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

  • 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.
  • Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is the only community colleges within Logan County, WV.
  • The nearest community college to Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College (39.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in West Virginia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 107 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty107 staff49 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,859 students1,060 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:123:1
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# Full-Time Students1,234 students435 students
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# Part-Time Students625 students625 students
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% Black
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7%
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% White
100%
87%
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Diversity Score0.000.24
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College Completion Rate
12%
43%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,000$25,000
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,564$8,257
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Tuition Notes$1051 full time in-s
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,054$4,750
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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 $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.