West Virginia Northern Community College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|West Virginia Northern Community College||(WV) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Total Faculty||79 staff||49 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,923 students||1,060 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||24:1||23:1|
|# Full-Time Students||932 students||435 students|
|# Part-Time Students||991 students||625 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$28,100||$25,000|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.
- The nearest community college to West Virginia Northern Community College is Ohio University-Eastern Campus (8.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,078 students | 8.50 Mi45425 National Rd W
Saint Clairsville,  OH  43950
- 1,042 students | 13.70 Mi120 Fox Shannon Place
Saint Clairsville,  OH  43950
- n/a students | 21.80 Mi4000 Sunset Blvd
Steubenville,  OH  43952
- 335 students | 26.80 Mi242 Oak Spring Road
Washington,  PA  15301
- 2,045 students | 37.60 Mi1111 McKee Road
Oakdale,  PA  15071
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