West Virginia Northern Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,360
1.45% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$4,180
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
23.1%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,352
47.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
22.1%
63 Graduates

About

West Virginia Northern Community College is a higher education institution located in Ohio County, WV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Virginia Northern Community College were .

In 2019, 322 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Virginia Northern Community College. 70.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (297 degrees), 27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia Northern Community College is $3,360, which is $−4,464 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Virginia Northern Community College is $3,360, which is $−4,464 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,180.

In 2019, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 23% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,360
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at West Virginia Northern Community College was $3,360. The cost of tuition at West Virginia Northern Community College is $−4,464 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$4,180
2019 Value
3.18%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 West Virginia Northern Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,180. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of West Virginia Northern Community College grew by 3.18%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$3,999
Room and Board
$1,135
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Virginia Northern Community College was of $3,999 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,135. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
23%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at West Virginia Northern Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 7.41% with respect to 2018, when 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
23.1%
2017 Default Rate
84
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at West Virginia Northern Community College was 23.1%, which represents 84 out of the 364 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

West Virginia Northern Community College has a total enrollment of 1,352 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia Northern Community College is 639 students and the part-time enrollment is 713. This means that 47.3% of students enrolled at West Virginia Northern Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Virginia Northern Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 91.1% White, 3.33% Two or More Races, 2.07% Black or African American, 1.33% Hispanic or Latino, 0.444% Asian, 0.37% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Virginia Northern Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (56.8%), followed by White Male (32.7%) and Two or More Races Female (2.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Virginia Northern Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,352 students. The full-time enrollment at West Virginia Northern Community College is 639 and the part-time enrollment is 713. This means that 47.3% of students enrolled at West Virginia Northern Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at West Virginia Northern Community College was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), West Virginia Northern Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,231
  2. Two or More Races
    45
  3. Black or African American
    28

The enrolled student population at West Virginia Northern Community College is 91.1% White, 3.33% Two or More Races, 2.07% Black or African American, 1.33% Hispanic or Latino, 0.444% Asian, 0.37% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 14 students (1.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 132 more women than men received degrees from West Virginia Northern Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Virginia Northern Community College is white (297 degrees awarded). There were 27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Virginia Northern Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at West Virginia Northern Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (2 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (19 degrees), and Precision Production (10 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Virginia Northern Community College are Registered nurses (1,388,944 people), Social workers, all other (193,451 people), Medical & health services managers (160,465 people), Pharmacists (134,656 people), and Other managers (133,457 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia Northern Community College are Science Technologies (2 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (19 degrees), Precision Production (10 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (81 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Virginia Northern Community College are Dentists, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at West Virginia Northern Community College are Science Technologies (2 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (19 degrees), Precision Production (10 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (81 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Virginia Northern Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,514,284 people), Elementary & secondary schools (369,264 people), Outpatient care centers (277,939 people), Offices of physicians (230,760 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (185,755 people).

The most specialized majors at West Virginia Northern Community College are Science Technologies (2 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (19 degrees), Precision Production (10 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (81 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by West Virginia Northern Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Virginia Northern Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

95
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
227
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 95 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia Northern Community College, which is 0.419 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (227).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 14 degrees were awarded to men at West Virginia Northern Community College in Information Technology, which is 7 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 38 degrees were awarded to women at West Virginia Northern Community College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 5.43 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 14% of students graduating from West Virginia Northern Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Virginia Northern Community College is Male and Two or More Races (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    297 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Virginia Northern Community College is white (297 degrees awarded). There were 27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

0.311% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    208 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    89 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Virginia Northern Community College is white female (208 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (89 degrees).

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Operations

West Virginia Northern Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.78M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $283k (15.8%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, West Virginia Northern Community College had a total salary expenditure of $15.3M. West Virginia Northern Community College employs 24 Instructors, 12 Assistant professors, and 7 Professors. Most academics at West Virginia Northern Community College are Female Instructors (16), Male Instructors(8), and Male Assistant professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia Northern Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 22 employees, Management, with 17 employees, and Service with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.78M
2019 Endowment
5.79%
growth from 2018

West Virginia Northern Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.78M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of West Virginia Northern Community College grew 5.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.52M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $127k - Federal
  2. $1.37M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, West Virginia Northern Community College received $127k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.37M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.31M
2019 Salaries
7.53%
growth from 2018

In 2019, West Virginia Northern Community College paid a median of $7.31M in salaries, which represents 47.9% of their overall expenditure ($15.3M) and a 7.53% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.16% growth from 2017 and a 0.0476% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.6M
Instructional Salaries
48
Number of Employees

In 2019, West Virginia Northern Community College paid a total of $2.6M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
22 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Virginia Northern Community College were Instructor with 24 employees; Assistant professor with 12 employees; and Assistant professor with 7 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Virginia Northern Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees; Management with 17 employees; and Service with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Virginia Northern Community College was Female Instructor with 16 employees, Male Instructor with 8 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at West Virginia Northern Community College.

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