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:www.southernwv.edu
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address:Dempsey Branch Road, Mount Gay, WV 25637
Setting:32
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,680
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:671 (40% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$3,556
Out-of-state Tuition:$5,980
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:85%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,823

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services24
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Education1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields33
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs37
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities13
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Personal and Culinary Services1
Precision Production1
Grand total1224

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service12
Grand total12

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$3,556
Out-of-state$5,980
Books and supplies$1,472

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid29985%
Grant or scholarship aid29183%$5,823
Student loan aid257%$4,130

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,09166%$5,186
Federal student loans1409%$4,019

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.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
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 2017

Total Enrollment1,680
Undergraduate enrollment1,680
Graduate enrollment0

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 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The 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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