Valley College-Beckley

  • 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 to Valley College-Beckley is New River Community and Technical College (2.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Valley College-Beckley places among the top 20% of community colleges in West Virginia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 4 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
Valley College-Beckley(WV) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty4 staff49 staff
Valley College-Beckley Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Valley College-Beckley has grown by 171% over five years.
  • The Valley College-Beckley diversity score of 0.33 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has declined by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment331 students1,060 students
Valley College-Beckley Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio83:123:1
Valley College-Beckley Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students331 students435 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 Score0.330.24
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$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 $12,353. The private state tuition has grown by 60% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$15,209$12,353
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%93%
Valley College-Beckley % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$12,317
Valley College-Beckley Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,021
Valley College-Beckley Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate100%72%
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 $4,026 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.