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Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Overview

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is a public institution situated in Mount Gay, West Virginia. The location of Southern is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Known For?

384 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Southern is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of the faculty were full-time.

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Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Southern.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Teaching Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College?

Location of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Contact details for Southern are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Dempsey Branch Road, Mount Gay, WV 25637
Phone: 304-896-7098
Website: https://www.southernwv.edu

How Do I Get Into Southern?

You can apply to Southern online at: https://secure.cfwv.com/applications/wv_common/WV_Common_App/introduction.asp?application_id=996

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College?

22% Take Out Loans
21.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Southern, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $4,648 a year. That adds up to $18,592 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southern is 21.5%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,007 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,449 undergraduate students at Southern, with 1,007 being full-time and 442 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Southern

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,007 full-time undergraduates at Southern, 34% are male and 66% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Southern

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Southern Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 990
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

Online Learning at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

253 Took All Classes Online
1,152 Took At Least One Class Online
22.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,152 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Southern has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Southern

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College was 22.5%. This is the #829 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Southern regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 63 44 107
Nursing 55 0 55
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 27 0 27
Computer Information Systems 12 14 26
Allied Health Professions 26 0 26
Criminal Justice & Corrections 11 8 19
Business Administration & Management 16 0 16
Teaching Assistants 0 16 16
Human Development & Family Studies 15 0 15
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 10 1 11
Business Support & Assistant Services 5 5 10
Electronics Engineering Technology 5 5 10
Cosmetology 10 0 10
Accounting 8 0 8
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 7 0 7
Other Health Professions 0 5 5
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 4 4
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 2 2 4
Industrial Production Technology 0 3 3
Precision Metal Working 3 0 3
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 2 0 2
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0
TOTAL 277 107 384

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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