• 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 218 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 15%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 218 students
  • Private-state tuition: $12,625
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 10%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 111% over five years.
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston
(WV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
19 staff
49 staff
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Student Body

The student population of West Virginia Junior College-Charleston has grown by 45% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
The West Virginia Junior College-Charleston diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
218 students
1,162 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
218 students
628 students
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# Part-Time Students
6 students
434 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
154 students
154 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
218 students
628 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
6 students
453 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
100 students
% Asian
2%
1%
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% Hispanic
n/a
3%
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% Black
3%
5%
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% White
90%
85%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
n/a
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% Unknown races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.19
0.27
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.22%
0.56%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$20,900
$25,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $12,625 is more than the state average of $11,594. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$12,625
$11,594
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
98%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$7,836
$9,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in West Virginia Junior College-Charleston and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in WV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,340
$4,580
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in West Virginia Junior College-Charleston and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in WV by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
90%
SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
460
ACT Composite
n/a
19
ACT English
n/a
19
ACT Math
n/a
18
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does West Virginia Junior College-Charleston cost?

West Virginia Junior College-Charleston's private state tuition is approximately $12,625.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 218 students
  • Private-state tuition: $12,625
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 10%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,610 per year for in-state students and $8,321 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,594 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

West Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.27, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Martinsburg College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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