Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Dempsey Branch Road, Mount Gay, WV

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Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College began operations in 1963 as two branches of Marshall University located in the counties of Mingo and Logan in West Virginia. The two campuses became independent in 1971, forming an independent institution of higher learning.  Since its inception the school has worked to expand its academic, workforce development and community service offerings. Over the years the service area of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has grown, and currently includes portions of Kentucky, with residents able to enroll while paying in state tuition fees.


Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College offers degree and diploma programs to its students. These programs either prepare students to enter the workforce with skills and knowledge relevant to their chosen field of study or have students transferring to four year institutions to continue their post-secondary education. Students interested in developing their career skills will find that upon completion of a technical or vocational program that they are able to perform tasks and duties at the entry level. Transfer to a four year institution is facilitated by 2+2 agreements in place that allows students who complete a specific set of courses and maintain a certain GPA to transfer to one of the partner universities a third year student.

Academic programs include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrolling at Southern may begin the process by obtaining an admissions application. Students should complete and submit the application along with all relevant transcripts, immunization records, and test scores. The school utilizes an open enrollment policy, and offers spaces in programs on a first come first serve basis.  Scholarships, grants loans, and work study programs are available to students in need of financial aid. Students interested in receiving financial aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine eligibility and awards.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $900. 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

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $3,000-$3,700
    • Out-of-State: $4,700-$5,611
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $130-$150 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $200-$230 per 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 Aid82%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships82%$4,924
Receiving Student Loans4%$3,420

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 21%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College may provide services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in West Virginia, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Southern West Virginia Community and Technical CollegeLoganWest Virginia
Graduation Rate8.7%-16.3%
Transfer-out Rate11.7%-14.2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1953)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1993)

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

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Personal and Culinary Services


Security and Protective Services

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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