West Virginia Business College-Wheeling (Closed 2017)

Tel: (304)232-0361
  • 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 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 13%.
  • West Virginia Business College-Wheeling is the only community colleges within Ohio County, WV.
  • The nearest community college is West Virginia Northern Community College (0.40 miles away).

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 ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty7 staff49 staff
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling Total Faculty (2014-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 125 has grown by 37% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment125 students1,060 students
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio18:123:1
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling Student Staff Ratio (2014-2016)
# Full-Time Students125 students435 students
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling Enrollment Breakdown WV All Enrollment Breakdown
% Black
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling Black (2007-2016)
% White
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling Ethnicity Breakdown WV All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.190.24
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$19,400$23,900
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $9,700 is less than the state average of $12,353. The private state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$9,700$12,353
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%93%
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$19,258$12,317
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,991$5,021
West Virginia Business College-Wheeling Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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.

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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.