Valley College-Beckley

120 New River Town Center
Beckley, WV 25801
Tel: (304)252-9547
  • Valley College of Technology is a West Virginia Corporation first established in 1979 by Control Data Corporation. The Martinsburg and Beckley campuses were founded in 1983, and the Princeton campus in 1986. Our objectives are to provide quality training, utilize the latest technology, provide career-oriented programs, meet the educational needs of the community, meet the professional needs of the community, to help you succeed.
School Highlights
  • Valley College-Beckley serves 331 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 13%.
  • Valley College-Beckley is one of 2 community colleges within Raleigh County, WV.
  • The nearest community college is New River Community and Technical College (2.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 4 teachers has grown by 100% over five years.
Valley College-Beckley (WV) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Public
Total Faculty 4 staff 29 staff
Valley College-Beckley Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 331 has grown by 308% over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.33 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has declined by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment 331 students 1,015 students
Valley College-Beckley Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 83:1 23:1
Valley College-Beckley Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 331 students 435 students
Valley College-Beckley Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Valley College-Beckley Enrollment Breakdown WV All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
Valley College-Beckley Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Valley College-Beckley Black (2007-2016)
% White
Valley College-Beckley White (2007-2016)
Valley College-Beckley 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. 0.33 0.24
Valley College-Beckley Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Valley College-Beckley Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $23,900 -
Valley College-Beckley Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $15,209 is more than the state average of $12,787. The private state tuition has grown by 60% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $15,209 $12,787
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 99% 93%
Valley College-Beckley % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,500 -
Valley College-Beckley Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,750 -
Valley College-Beckley Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 100% 98%
Valley College-Beckley Percent Admitted (2007-2010)
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 $4,021 per year for in-state students and $8,257 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,787 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Bridgemont Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.