Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
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.
|Campus LocaleFringe Rural|
|Number of Students5,708|
|Student to Faculty Ratio21:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
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.
- 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|
Nursing schools located within 62 miles radius of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
Hagerstown Community College
22 miles away
Lord Fairfax Community College
31 miles away
Frederick Community College
31 miles away
Allegany College of Maryland
42 miles away
51 miles away
Everest College - McLean
54 miles away
Carroll Community College
54 miles away
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College
56 miles away
Northern Virginia Community College
58 miles away
Howard Community College
62 miles away
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
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$168/credit|
|In State Students||$168/credit|
|Out of State Students||$304/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||4%||$826|
|State Grant & Scholarships||47%||$2,620|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||7%||$1,705|
|Federal Student Loans||47%||$3,946|
$6,555Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.