West Virginia Junior College-Charleston

  • 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 129 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% 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 to West Virginia Junior College-Charleston is Carver Career Center (5.7 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 9 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston(WV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty9 staff49 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of West Virginia Junior College-Charleston has declined by 20% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The West Virginia Junior College-Charleston diversity score of 0.29 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has declined by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment129 students1,060 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:123:1
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# Full-Time Students129 students435 students
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# Part-Time Students-625 students
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
-
2%
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% Black
15%
7%
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% White
83%
87%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score0.290.24
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College Completion Rate
52%
43%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$20,900$25,000
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $12,625 is more than the state average of $12,353. The private state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$12,625$12,353
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,317$11,788
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,356$4,750
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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 Information Technology, Medical Assiting, Business Administration, Medical Office Administration and Dental Assisting. For more than 100 years, West Virginia Junior College has been building relationships with area employers to assist students in finding fulfilling careers.  West Virginia Junior College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. and is licensed to offer diplomas and associate degrees in the State of West Virginia.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to West Virginia Junior College-Charleston is Carver Career Center (5.7 miles away).
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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.

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