West Virginia Junior College-Charleston

1000 Virginia St E
Charleston, WV 25301-0000
Tel: 3043452820
  • 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 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.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty9 staff49 staff
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 129 has declined by 46% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.29 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment129 students1,060 students
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio14:123:1
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students129 students435 students
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students-625 students
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Enrollment Breakdown WV All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
% Hispanic
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Hispanic (2007-2010)
% Black
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Black (2007-2016)
% White
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston More (2011-2016)
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.0.290.24
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$20,900$23,900
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 more than the state average of $11,911. The private state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$12,625$11,911
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%93%
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,318$12,318
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,356$5,021
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 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.

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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 $11,911 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 0.67. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Bridgemont Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.