New River Community And Technical College

New River Community And Technical College

New River Community and Technical College is a public institution located in Beckley, West Virginia, United States. It was established in the year 2003, by the West Virginia Legislature. The college offers associate's degree programs in diverse areas of study. The college also operates 5 other campuses located in Bluefield, Beaver, Beckley, Lewisburg and Summersville. The student body in New River Community and Technical College reflects an ethnic mix.

New River Community and Technical College has an active student life. The campus hosts several student run clubs and organizations based on the varied interests of the students. The college offers a wide variety of financial aid to students in need.

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New River Community and Technical College
221 George Street, Suite 2
Beckley , WV 25801
General Phone: (304) 929-5472

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New River Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Science and Laboratory Technician55science tech
Liberal Arts53liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Business and Management31business
Security and Law Enforcement22corrections, criminal justice and police
Office and Administration15administrative assistant
Medical Support and Technology10medical assistant, medical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science
Law5legal assistant
Media4communications tech courses
Agricultural Science and Management1aquaculture
Science0biological and physical sciences

Number of programs and degrees for New River in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree16215
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years402

New River Student Body

In 2007-2008, New River had a total enrollment of 2,232 students (1,531 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 7%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 19%
18-19 18%
20-21 12%
22-24 9%
25-29 13%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

New River Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 33 %

New River Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Beckley, 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.

New River Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,748
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,150
Books and supplies $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
New River participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3960300)

New River Faculty

New River 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
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*3$55,046

*: 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
Professoracademic year2*1*
Associate professoracademic year4$57,6703$50,602
Assistant professoracademic year4$47,5773$43,893
Instructoracademic year6$39,2633$40,622
No academic rankacademic year2*5$38,275
All faculty totalacademic year18$47,67915$44,152

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

New River Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

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

Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Biological and Physical Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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New River Highlights

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What Sets New River Apart:

% of degrees in science and laboratory technician
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% of degrees in business and management
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%New River % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%New River % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 14%New River Female % of student body
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%New River Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%New River % of degrees in office and administration

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 Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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