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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, WV

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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, located in Martinsburg, West Virginia, is a public two year educational institution that became an independent entity in 2005. The school was originally part of Shepherd College and was known as the Community and Technical College of Shepherd, and after separating took on its current name.

BRDTC is dedicated to providing academic and other opportunities and services to residents of its service area.  School administration constantly review academic offerings to ensure they meet and exceed the standards set forth locally, by the state and nationally.

Academics

A comprehensive community and technical college, the school offers over forty program options in order to ensure that a wide variety of possibilities are available for students.  Academic transfer options provide a low cost alternative for individuals seeking four year degrees.  This can be accomplished by first allowing individuals to complete the first two years locally before transferring to a college or university to complete a bachelor's degree.

Career training programs provide education and training in a high demand field or industry in order to prepare individuals seeking long term employment with the skills necessary to obtain employment. Programs typically take between one and two years to complete and result in an associate degree or certificate.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College will admit any individual at least eighteen years of age or having earned a high school education as long as they complete an application and pay all associated fees. Students are asked to provide transcripts and test scores if possible.

Participation in new student orientation and meeting with a counselor prior to the first semester are highly encouraged. Financial aid is offered in the form of loans, grants and scholarships, which are awarded based on need as determined by one's 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 $7,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. 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 estimates are:
    • State Residents: $290-$350
    • Out-of-State: $620-$749
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $150-$180 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $280-$330 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 Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships73%$5,444
Receiving Student Loans54%$4,527
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College may provide student services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

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 this school against community colleges in West Virginia.

 Blue Ridge Community and Technical CollegeBerkeley CountyWest Virginia
Graduation Rate13.4%-16.3%
Transfer-out Rate8.6%-14.2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Blue Ridge Community and Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.

(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

    Engineering Technology

    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

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        ACCEPTANCE RATE
        nan%

        FINANCIAL AID RATE
        88%

        STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
        25:1

        FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
        $4,189