Pierpont Community and Technical College

1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, WV

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Pierpont Community and Technical College, located in Fairmont, West Virginia, was founded in 1974 and is one of the ten schools that comprise the West Virginia Community and Technical College System. The school serves thirteen counties as part of its service area and has extension centers in multiple counties to ensure ease of access to resources. The school was originally known as Fairmont State Community and Technical College and was part of Fairmont State College, though it was renamed in 2006 after Francis H. Piedmont and became an independent institution in 2007.


Pierpont Community and Technical College offers a number of programs for students to choose from. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education locally followed by transfer to a college or university to complete that education. Career programs provide education and training in one of several high demand fields for entry into the workforce for the purposes of long term employment as a qualified professional. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Pierpont Community and Technical College admits any interested individuals who are at least eighteen years old or have a high school diploma. Individuals must complete the application for admission, pay all fees, and provide transcripts and test scores if available. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor, participate in orientation and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Financial Aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships awarded based on need as determined by the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $4,400-$5,300
    • Out-of-State: $11,000-$12,650
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $190-$230 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $440-$530 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships78%$5,599
Receiving Student Loans76%$5,817

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 29%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Pierpont Community and Technical College may provide services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Pierpont Community and Technical College against community colleges in West Virginia.

 Pierpont Community and Technical CollegeMarionWest Virginia
Graduation Rate11.7%-16.3%
Transfer-out Rate21.1%-14.2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

    Programs Offered

    The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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    (C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

    Business and Marketing Studies

    Computer and Information Sciences

    Construction Trades


    Engineering Technology

    Family and Consumer Sciences

    Foreign Languages and Literature

    Health and Clinical Professions

    Interdisciplinary Studies

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Visual and Performing Arts

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