New River Community and Technical College, located in Beckley, West Virginia, was established in 2003 as the most recent such school in the state. The school is the result of a merger between two previously established institutions, Bluefield State College and Glenville State College, which have a histories dating over a century.
NRCTC serves a fairly large service area which includes nine counties which are served by five campuses, located in Beckley, Princeton, Summersville, Beaver and Lewisburg. The school is one of ten that comprise the West Virginia Community and Technical College System.
Students may choose from a variety of program options available to them at New River Community and Technical College. Academic transfer programs prepare students for entry into a four year college or university by first allowing them to complete their freshman and sophomore years locally followed by transferring earned credits for use toward a bachelor's degree.
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
New River 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 $4,400. 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: $3,700-$4,400
- Out-of-State: $4,800-$5,801
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $160-$190 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $200-$240 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||90%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||81%||$5,070|
|Receiving Student Loans||28%||$3,554|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, New River Community and Technical College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
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.
|New River Community and Technical College||Raleigh County||West Virginia|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
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 New River 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
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to New River Community and Technical College.
- Reid State Technical College in Evergreen, AL (107 miles away)
- Pierpont Community and Technical College in Fairmont, WV (130 miles away)
- Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine, NC (136 miles away)
- Miami University - Middletown in Middletown, OH (207 miles away)
- Miami University - Hamilton in Hamilton, OH (210 miles away)