West Virginia Northern Community College

1704 Market St.
Wheeling, WV 26003-3699
Tel: (304)233-5900
  • 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.
School Highlights
  • West Virginia Northern Community College serves 1,923 students (48% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 13%.
  • West Virginia Northern Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Ohio County, WV.
  • The nearest community college is West Virginia Business College-Wheeling (0.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 79 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
West Virginia Northern Community College (WV) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 79 staff 29 staff
West Virginia Northern Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,923 has declined by 35% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has grown by 54% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,923 students 1,015 students
West Virginia Northern Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 23:1
West Virginia Northern Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 932 students 435 students
West Virginia Northern Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 991 students 580 students
West Virginia Northern Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
West Virginia Northern Community College Enrollment Breakdown WV All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
- -
West Virginia Northern Community College Asian (2008-2012)
% Hispanic
1%
2%
West Virginia Northern Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
4%
7%
West Virginia Northern Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
91%
87%
West Virginia Northern Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
1%
West Virginia Northern Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
2%
-
West Virginia Northern Community College 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. 0.17 0.24
West Virginia Northern Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
9%
29%
West Virginia Northern Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $28,100 $23,900
West Virginia Northern Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,154 is less than the state average of $4,021. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,250 is more than the state average of $8,257. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,154 $4,021
West Virginia Northern Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,250 $8,257
West Virginia Northern Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90% 93%
West Virginia Northern Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,425 $12,318
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,750 $5,021
West Virginia Northern Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2011-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

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Did You Know?
For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,021 per year for in-state students and $8,257 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,787 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Bridgemont Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.