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West Virginia Northern Community College Overview

West Virginia Northern Community College is a public institution located in Wheeling, West Virginia. The city atmosphere of Wheeling makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is West Virginia Northern Community College Known For?

322 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at WVNCC is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 42% of the faculty were full-time.

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West Virginia Northern Community 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 WVNCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Most Popular Mining & Petroleum Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#126 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is West Virginia Northern Community College?

Location of West Virginia Northern Community College

Contact details for WVNCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1704 Market St., Wheeling, WV 26003-3699
Phone: 304-233-5900

How Do I Get Into WVNCC?

You can apply to WVNCC online at:

West Virginia Northern Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford West Virginia Northern Community College?

26% Take Out Loans
17.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At WVNCC, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $3,843 a year. That adds up to $15,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WVNCC is 17.8%. 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.

West Virginia Northern Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

639 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,352 undergraduate students at WVNCC, with 639 being full-time and 713 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 639 full-time undergraduates at WVNCC, 37% are male and 63% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  WVNCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of West Virginia Northern Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of WVNCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 572
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 33

Over 3 countries are represented at WVNCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Taiwan.

Online Learning at West Virginia Northern Community College

508 Took All Classes Online
1,017 Took At Least One Class Online
37.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,017 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


Online Growth Rankings of WVNCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at West Virginia Northern Community College was 37.1%. This is the #600 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WVNCC regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at WVNCC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at WVNCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Entrepreneurial Studies #12
Computer Information Systems #26
General Business/Commerce #29
Computer & Information Sciences #54
Liberal Arts General Studies #65
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #65
Business, Management & Marketing #197

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%.

West Virginia Northern Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 81 0 81
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 45 45
Health & Medical Administrative Services 5 28 33
Nursing 32 0 32
Allied Health Professions 21 0 21
Social Work 17 0 17
Computer Information Systems 10 6 16
Mining & Petroleum Technology 4 7 11
Precision Metal Working 4 6 10
General Business/Commerce 9 0 9
Information Technology 8 0 8
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 8 0 8
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 6 0 6
Legal Support Services 4 2 6
Culinary Arts 3 2 5
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 4 0 4
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 3 3
Criminal Justice & Corrections 3 0 3
Physical Science Technicians 2 0 2
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 1 1
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 1 1
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 0 0
TOTAL 221 101 322


*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.

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