West Virginia Junior College-Charleston

Tel: (304)345-2820
  • The West Virginia Junior College, originally Capitol City Commercial College, was founded in 1892 and is located in downtown Charleston, WV.
School Highlights
  • West Virginia Junior College-Charleston serves 162 students (87% 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 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 13%.
  • West Virginia Junior College-Charleston is one of 4 community colleges within Kanawha County, WV.
  • The nearest community college is Carver Career Center (5.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston (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 9 staff 29 staff
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 162 has declined by 32% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.34 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment 162 students 1,015 students
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 23:1
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 141 students 435 students
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 21 students 580 students
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Enrollment Breakdown WV All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
-
% Hispanic
-
2%
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Hispanic (2007-2010)
% Black
20%
7%
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Black (2007-2016)
% White
79%
87%
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
-
1%
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston More (2011-2013)
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston 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. 0.34 0.24
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
52%
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West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $20,900 -
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $12,625 is less than the state average of $12,787. The private state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $12,625 $12,787
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 93%
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $12,318 -
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,356 -
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The overall goal of the West Virginia Junior College is to provide specialized programs in career fields that assist our graduates in developing the tools, attitudes, and communication skills that will enhance employment opportunities. The college offers programs in Internet Technology, Information Technology, Medical Assistant, Legal Office Assistant, Business Management, Computer Technology, Management and Accounting, Medical Administration and Office Administration. For more than 50 years, West Virginia Junior College has been training students for careers in business and management. And for just as long, West Virginia Junior College has been building relationships with area employers to assist students in finding fulfilling careers. WVJC's business oriented programs prepare graduates with the business, computer, and personal skills needed for a variety of entry level positions in business, industry and other organizational settings. Examples may include: Computer Operations, Accounting, and various business and computer related positions. Graduates of WVJC's Information Technology program have more advanced computer skills and qualify for more technology oriented positions. West Virginia Junior College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools in Washington, D.C. and is licensed to offer diplomas and associate degrees in the State of West Virginia.

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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.