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New River Community and Technical College

280 University Drive, Beaver, WV

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About

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.

Academics

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships81%$5,070
Receiving Student Loans28%$3,554

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

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 CollegeRaleigh CountyWest Virginia
Graduation Rate10.2%-16.3%
Transfer-out Rate15.7%-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 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

    Communication Technology

    Computer and Information Sciences

    Education

    Engineering

    Family and Consumer Sciences

    Health and Clinical Professions

    Interdisciplinary Studies

      Legal Professions and Studies

      Liberal Arts and Sciences

      Mechanic and Repair Technology

      Personal and Culinary Services

      Precision Production

      Public Administration and Social Services

        Science Technology

          Security and Protective Services

          Visual and Performing Arts

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          ACCEPTANCE RATE
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          FINANCIAL AID RATE
          90%

          STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
          15:1

          FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
          $5,607