Blue Ridge Community And Technical College

Overview of Blue Ridge Community And Technical College

Students attend Blue Ridge in Martinsburg, WV, a small city. The school is a public institution. Blue Ridge degrees go up to the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in liberal arts, office and administration.

Blue Ridge Selectivity

Applicants to Blue Ridge appreciate its open admissions policy.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

There are 2,192 students at Blue Ridge (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is dedicated to providing a diverse student population with collaborative programs and support services to improve the quality of life and promote economic development in its service area. The quality academic programs are learner centered and focused on career entry, university transfer, adult basic education, and workforce development."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
400 West Stephen Street
Martinsburg , WV 25401
General Phone: (304) 260-4380

Blue Ridge Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts151liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Office and Administration44office data entry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine35EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Business and Management21business management
Security and Law Enforcement19criminal justice and safety, fire protection tech
Law11legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering10information science
Engineering Technician10electromechanical tech, occupational safety tech
Mechanics and Repair7HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance tech, automobile mechanics
Cooking and Culinary Arts2restaurant and catering management
Medical Support and Technology2surgical tech
Science and Laboratory Technician1science tech

Number of programs and degrees for Blue Ridge in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1449
Associate's degree16918

Blue Ridge Student Body

In 2007-2008, Blue Ridge had a total enrollment of 2,192 students (1,030 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 11%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 13%
20-21 11%
22-24 8%
25-29 12%
30-34 9%
35-39 10%
40-49 18%
50-64 12%
65+ 1%

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

West Virginia95%

Blue Ridge Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %
Part-Time 59 %

Blue Ridge Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Martinsburg, 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.

Blue Ridge Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,060
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,520
Books and supplies $ 550

Financial Aid:
Blue Ridge participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3957300)

Blue Ridge Faculty

Blue Ridge has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year2*2*
Lecturercalendar year2*3$39,637
All faculty totalcalendar year4$51,2815$40,406

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professoracademic year0*2*
Assistant professoracademic year2*3$52,288
Instructoracademic year2*1*
Lectureracademic year1*7$38,974
All faculty totalacademic year5$42,51413$45,696

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Blue Ridge Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Engineering Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

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Blue Ridge Highlights

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What Sets Blue Ridge Apart:

% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Blue Ridge % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Blue Ridge % of degrees in office and administration
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Blue Ridge Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Blue Ridge % of degrees in liberal arts

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
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 Tenure system for quality teaching

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