Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

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School Overview

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, locally referred to as just Southern, is a two-year, nationally accredited community college located in the city of Mount Gay, in the south western region of the state of Virginia. It was founded as a branch campus of Marshal College in 1960 and became a stand-alone community college in 1970 and renamed.

Southern offers 2-year career-oriented associates degrees and transfer degrees in various fields of study. Its 2+2 transfer degree program allows students to transfer to a four-year college or earn a 4-year degree through the Marshall University Graduate College, which offers extension graduate programs in one of the buildings on-campus.

Southern West has a total annual enrollment of roughly 2,000 students, most of which are part-time students and working adults.

In addition to its main campus in Mount Gay, Southern has branch campuses in Foster, Saulsville, Williamson and West Virginia.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 2900

Mount Gay, WV 25637

(304) 896-7443

(866) 798-2821

Fax: (304) 792-7056

Contact: Teri Wells

Student Records Assistant
Main Address

PO Box 2900

Mount Gay, WV 25637

(866) 798-2821

www.southernwv.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,264

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,264

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Limited admissions to salon management/cosmetology, nursing, medical laboratory, radiologic technology, dental hygiene, paramedic science, respiratory technology, and surgical technology programs.


College Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Entrepreneurial Studies A
Hospitality Administration/Management A
Marketing Management A
Small Business Administration A

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Information Technology A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Environmental Engineering Technology A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Health Services – General A,C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Security & Protective Services

Forensic Technologies A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (304) 896-7098
Website: https://www.southernwv.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: https://secure.cfwv.com/applications/wv_common/WV_Common_App/introduction.asp?application_id=996
Address: Dempsey Branch Road, Mount Gay, WV 25637
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,449
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 374 (26% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,084
Out-of-state Tuition: $6,184
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,454

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 24
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 32
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 38
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 13
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 1
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Precision Production 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 11
Grand total 1324

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,084
Out-of-state $6,184
Books and supplies $1,800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 361 95%
Grant or scholarship aid 343 90% $6,454
Student loan aid 68 18% $4,639

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,121 77% $5,712
Federal student loans 353 24% $5,175

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,449
Undergraduate enrollment 1,449
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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