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 1,458 students (72% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 17%.

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 LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty107 staff49 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,458 students950 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:122:1
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# Full-Time Students1,048 students540 students
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# Part-Time Students410 students410 students
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% Black
1%
6%
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% White
96%
83%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.080.30
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College Completion Rate
17%
36%
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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 $3,610. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% 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 10% 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 Aid95%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,000$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$4,750
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is BridgeValley Community & Technical College (38.5 miles away).
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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 0.30, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Martinsburg College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.