Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Martinsburg, WV 25403
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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is one of the ten public 2-year colleges in West Virginia. The campus is located in a rural area, in Martinsburg.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 5,708 students attend the school. Every year 29% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $296, and fees were $3,736. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $548 and $6,748 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students5,708
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Associate of Science Degree in Nursing prepares students to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses to become professional care givers.

The program runs on a limited admission basis admitting 24 qualified candidates in the fall and spring semesters. The number of students admitted into the program is monitored by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Nurses.

The program gives priority to students with the highest academic scores because of the competitive nature of admission to the academically rigorous program.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Complete Application documents to be registered at Blue Ridge
  • Official high school transcripts or GED equivalency certificate
  • Official transcripts for all college level course work
  • TEAS V scores
  • Complete (or plan to complete) all pre-requisite courses

Admission to the program will be based on academic records and overall GPA. All applicants need to complete all pre-requisite courses with a minimum of a ‘C’ grade and an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Applicants will be notified of the status of their admission by letter. The school does not maintain a waiting list with the list of applicants dissolved on the first day of the semester.

Applicants accepted into the program will be required to submit to a criminal background check as students convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied the opportunity to be licensed. 


Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 30

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/2005 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1981 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$168/credit
In State Students$168/credit
Out of State Students$304/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,560 $7,560 $13,680
ADN 70 $11,760 $11,760 $21,280
BSN 125 $21,000 $21,000 $38,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 87% of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 60% $4,155
Other Federal Grant 4% $826
State Grant & Scholarships 47% $2,620
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $1,705
Federal Student Loans 47% $3,946
Private Loans -- $4,430


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,674
$30,001 to $48,000$6,180
$48,001 to $75,000$9,122
$75,001 to $110,000$10,630
Over $110,000$12,029

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
13650 Apple Harvest Drive
Martinsburg, WV 25403

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