Pierpont Community And Technical College

Pierpont Community And Technical College

Pierpont Community and Technical College was founded in 1974 and named in honor of Francis Pierpont, a native of Fairmont. This college, originally a part of Fairmont State University, was known as Fairmont State Community and Technical College. Although Pierpont Community and Technical College continues to share the campus and services of Fairmont State University, both institutions have separated. Pierpont Community and Technical College provides associate's degrees and certificates through the following schools operating under it:

  • School of Academic Studies
  • School of Business, Aviation and Technology
  • School of Health Careers
  • School of Human Services

Pierpont Community and Technical College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Students clubs and organizations of the college include the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Baptist Campus Ministry, the College Republicans, and Students in Free Enterprise.

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Pierpont Community and Technical College
1201 Locust Ave
Fairmont , WV 26554
General Phone: (304) 367-4692

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Fairmont State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine99EMT paramedic, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts78sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Medical Support and Technology55veterinary assistant, respiratory therapy assistant, medical lab tech, clinical and medical lab science
Security and Law Enforcement33criminal justice and police, security and protective services
Media25graphic communications courses
Family and Social Work24child care management
Business and Management18hospitality marketing, business and related services
Therapy and Counseling14physical therapist assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts14institutional food workers
Mechanics and Repair13avionics maintenance, mechanic and repair
Medical Administration10medical records tech
Design10design and visual communication
Science and Laboratory Technician10science tech
Education and Teaching7teacher aide
Office and Administration7business support services
Engineering Technician5mechanical drafting
Law2legal assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Fairmont State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree31124
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years52
Award of less than 1 academic year1083

Fairmont State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Fairmont State had a total enrollment of 2,878 students (1,836 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 6%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 20%
18-19 25%
20-21 15%
22-24 10%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

West Virginia89%
New Jersey1%

Fairmont State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 40 %

Fairmont State Room and Board (2007)

Fairmont State offers campus housing for 1,068 of its 1,836 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Fairmont, 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.

Fairmont State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,532
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,432
Room and board $ 6,652
Room charge $ 3,280
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,280
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
Fairmont State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 4038500)

Fairmont State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Institutional Food Workers

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Graphic Communications, Other

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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