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Charleston Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Charleston Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Charleston, West Virginia

There are at least 7 colleges in Charleston, listed and described below. These schools represent 2,059 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 2,213 full-time students, and a reported 699 dorm rooms.

We also provide an extensive list of West Virginia Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Charleston is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Charleston.

Charleston Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Carver Career Center
4799 Midland Dr
Charleston, WV 25306-6397

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: respiratory care tech, cosmetology, power transmission, HVAC tech, medical transcription, surgical tech, pharmacy tech, veterinary assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 222 students, 154 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Charleston School of Beauty Culture
210 Capitol St
Charleston, WV 25301

  • Programs: cosmetology, barber, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 85 students, 129 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Garnet Career Center
422 Dickinson St
Charleston, WV 25301

  • Programs: licensed practical nurse, medical secretary, automobile mechanics, business support services, accounting technology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 142 students, 244 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Mountain State School of Massage
601 50th St
Charleston, WV 25304

  • Programs: massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 49 students, 52 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Colleges in Charleston with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

University of Charleston
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV 25304

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, registered nursing, biology, mass communication, accounting, political science, radiation therapist, sports and fitness management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 1,398 students, 1,396 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 699 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 430-530. Math: 440-580.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Dunbar Colleges 3 8,154 5,286 568
Eleanor Colleges 1 1,345 90  
Montgomery Colleges 2 1,942 2,213 600
St. Albans Colleges 1 11,567 51  

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