Mercer County Technical Education Center

Princeton, WV 24740
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Mercer County Technical Education Center is one of the ten public 2-year colleges in West Virginia. The campus is located in Princeton town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 115 students attend the school. Every year 92% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students115
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate90%

Nursing Programs

The Mercer County Technical Education Center Practical Nursing Program is designed to prepare adult students for entry level positions in healthcare.

The program is offered in units of study prepared in a progression from the simple to the complex with all elements including theoretical and clinical components.

Admission Requirements:

  1. High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  2. Take the Assessment Technologies Inc. Examination for Practical Nurses

Applicants who successfully pass the assessment examination will be notified by mail to submit references forms and student records in preparation for an interview with the admission committee.

The admission committee will review complete applications on the basis of scores on the assessment examination, review of all transcripts and other supporting documentation and the personal interview.

The program accepts a maximum of three students in each admission period. Students accepted into the program are required:

  • Attend mandatory orientation
  • Complete pre-requisite courses
  • Required Health assessment with immunization series
  • Physical exam and dental exam
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Submit proof of drug and alcohol screening
  • Two week mandatory attendance of math class conducted at the Adult Basic Education Center (a competency of 80% is required for the program)


Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 18

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Institutional Accreditations
Council on Occupational Education
09/15/2014 - 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 $50
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

No Info Available

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 80% of Mercer County Technical Education Center's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 80% $5,136
Other Federal Grant -- --
State Grant & Scholarships 10% $2,500
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 3% $1,000
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


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$4,882
$30,001 to $48,000--
$48,001 to $75,000--
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.
Mercer County Technical Education Center
1397 Stafford Dr
Princeton, WV 24740

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