Ben Franklin Career Center

Overview of Ben Franklin Career Center

Students attend Ben Franklin in Dunbar, WV, a medium-sized suburb. The school is a public institution. Ben Franklin degrees go up to the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in computer science and engineering, mechanics and repair, production trades.

Ben Franklin Selectivity

Applicants to Ben Franklin appreciate its open admissions policy.

Student Body

There are 434 students at the school (as of 2007-2008). A very high share of students at Ben Franklin are male.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of the Ben Franklin Career Center is to prepare all students, through effective training, to be productive citizens and employees in a complex world"

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin Career Center
500 28th St
Dunbar , WV 25064
General Phone: (304) 766-0369

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Ben Franklin Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair61electrical installation and repair, computer repair, electrical maintenance and repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering13computer and info science courses, web design, computer networking
Production Trades10machine shop assistant, welding
Medical Administration8medical office assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine6health aide
Engineering Technician5CAD and design
Education and Teaching2early childhood education
Construction Trades1construction
Media0graphic communications

Number of programs and degrees for Ben Franklin in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years10617
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years01

Ben Franklin Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ben Franklin had a total enrollment of 434 students (150 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 15%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 9%
20-21 10%
22-24 11%
25-29 18%
30-34 14%
35-39 13%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

West Virginia100%

Ben Franklin Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 25 %
Part-Time 41 %

Ben Franklin Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Dunbar, West Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other West Virginia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Ben Franklin Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,000
Books and supplies $ 600

Financial Aid:
Ben Franklin participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1274300)

Ben Franklin Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician

Graphic Communications, General

Medical Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Health Aide

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

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Ben Franklin Highlights

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What Sets Ben Franklin Apart:

% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Ben Franklin % of degrees in mechanics and repair
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Ben Franklin Male % of student body
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Ben Franklin Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of students
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 11%Ben Franklin Number of students
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Ben Franklin % of degrees in production trades
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Ben Franklin % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Ben Franklin % students 40 years or older
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Ben Franklin Number of degree programs

checked Open admission
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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