- West Virginia Northern Community College's mission is to provide postsecondary educational opportunity for all citizens in the Northern Panhandle's six counties, to develop a competent district workforce which can compete in a global economy, and to respond to cultural and civic interests and needs of the communities it serves.
West Virginia Northern Community College serves 1,253 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 15%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 1,253 students
- In-state tuition: $3,154
- Out-state tuition: $9,250
- Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
- Minority enrollment: 6%
- Source: Verified school update
The teacher population of 151 teachers has grown by 91% over five years.
West Virginia Northern Community College
(WV) Community College Avg.
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of West Virginia Northern Community College has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five years.
The West Virginia Northern Community College diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has declined by 34% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,154 is less than the state average of $3,610. The in-state tuition has declined by 21% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,250 is more than the state average of $8,321. The out-state tuition has declined by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- West Virginia Northern Community College is a public, multi-campus comprehensive community college which serves the six counties of Ohio, Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler. On May 9, 1972, the West Virginia Board of Regents created a dual-campus community college out of what were formerly the Hancock County Branch and the Wheeling Campus of West Liberty State College. The Board specified that the newly created institution was to be a comprehensive community college responsible for educational programs of two years or less duration for high school graduates and adults. Responding to local community requests, the College began offering courses in New Martinsville in 1973 and established a campus there in 1975. As a comprehensive community college, Northern offers a wide variety of programs and courses in the arts and sciences, career-technical education, developmental studies and community service. Under an open-door enrollment policy, the College admits all adults desiring postsecondary education. High school students recommended by their schools for early entrance are also admitted. Graduates receive Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Science degrees, Associate in Applied Science degrees and Certificates. West Virginia Northern Community College has two primary locations in Wheeling. The B&O Building, located at 1704 Market Street at the southern end of the business district, received its name from its original use as the main terminal of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the Ohio Valley. It contains the administrative offices of the College, counseling and student services, the College Bookstore, Business Office, Learning Resources Center, Children's Activity Center, classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices and student and faculty/staff lounges. The Hazel-Atlas Building, at Fifteenth and Jacob streets, was the original location of the College. The building continues to be used for classroom and laboratory instruction and houses the College Computer Center, Culinary Arts dining room, faculty offices, student and faculty/staff lounges. West Virginia Northern Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does West Virginia Northern Community College cost?
West Virginia Northern Community College's tuition is approximately $3,154 for In-State students and $9,250 for Out-State students.
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