Southern West Virginia Community And Technical College

Southern West Virginia Community And Technical College

Southern West Virginia Community College is a public college located in West Virginia, United States. It was established in the year 1971. It was formed by the merger of the Logan and Williamson branches of Marshall University. The college provides degrees in various fields of study incuding allied health, business, criminal justice, humanities, and nursing, among others. Distance learning courses are also offered by the institution.

Southern West Virginia Community College stives to maintain an active student life and hosts several clubs and organizations. These include the Student Government, Chi Alpha Epsilon, Lambda Chi Nu, and Phi Theta Kappa, among others.

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Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Dempsey Branch Road
Mount Gay , WV 25637
General Phone: (304) 896-7420

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Southern Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts59liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine54EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Business and Management42business management, accounting, MIS
Medical Support and Technology38dental hygienist, radiation therapist, surgical tech, medical lab tech
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and safety
Engineering Technician12electronics tech
Medicine10health professions
Science and Laboratory Technician10science tech
Family and Social Work8child care management
Computer Science and Engineering7information science
Office and Administration7executive secretary
Engineering0engineering management

Number of programs and degrees for Southern in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years386
Associate's degree22920

Southern Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southern had a total enrollment of 2,273 students (1,620 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 98%
Black 2%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 29%
20-21 19%
22-24 12%
25-29 11%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

West Virginia93%

Southern Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 40 %

Southern Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,470
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,366
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Southern participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 381600)

Southern Faculty

Southern has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1634

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$55,24215$56,144
Associate professoracademic year4$49,1194$44,468
Assistant professoracademic year10$40,02812$39,414
Instructoracademic year10$32,85823$33,836
All faculty totalacademic year31$42,32454$42,059

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

Southern Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Engineering/Industrial Management

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

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

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

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

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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Southern Highlights

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What Sets Southern Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Southern % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%Southern % of degrees in medicine
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%Southern Female % of student body
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Southern Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 13%Southern Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Southern % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of degrees in business and management
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Southern % of degrees in business and management

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 On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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