West Virginia Business College-Wheeling (Closed 2017)

  • West Virginia Business College, Inc. is a private co-educational institution incorporated under the laws of the state of West Virginia.

School Highlights

West Virginia Business College-Wheeling serves 125 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 17%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 7 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling(WV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty7 staff49 staff
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Student Body

The student population of West Virginia Business College-Wheeling has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The West Virginia Business College-Wheeling diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment125 students950 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:122:1
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# Full-Time Students125 students540 students
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% Black
5%
6%
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% White
90%
83%
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% Unknown races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.190.30
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College Completion Rate
78%
43%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$19,400$25,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $9,700 is less than the state average of $11,594. The private state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$9,700$11,594
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$19,258$11,788
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,991$4,750
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • West Virginia Business College a long established private institution founded in 1881, nationally accredited and locally owned. WVBC is a co-educational institution offering diploma and specialized associate degree programs. The Wheeling Campus, at 1052 Main Street, is conveniently located in regard to restaurants, parking facilities and public transportation. WVBC occupies a modern 11,000 square feet, multi-level building to meet the needs of the student body. A branch campus is located in Nutter Fort, WV to serve central WV. West Virginia Business College offers a variety of programs ranging in length from nine months to eighteen months. Diploma Programs are offered in Business Management/Accounting Program, Secretarial Sciences/ Executive Secretary, Secretarial Sciences/ Legal Secretary, Secretarial Sciences/ Medical Secretary, Computer Applications/ Accounting and Computer Applications/ Secretarial. Specialized Associate Programs includes Office Administration/Executive Secretary, Office Administration/Medical Assistant, Office Administration/Medical Secretary. West Virginia Business College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Diplomas and Specialized Associates Degrees.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to West Virginia Business College-Wheeling is West Virginia Northern Community College (0.4 miles away).
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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.