Mercer County Technical Education Center

Princeton, WV 24740

Located in Princeton, West Virginia, Mercer County Technical Education Center is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 years to complete.

Mercer County Technical Education Center has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).


Campus LocaleTown: Distant
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 26

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Mercer County Technical Education Center

Wytheville Community College
27.84 miles away
New River Community and Technical College
28.19 miles away
New River Community College
28.53 miles away
Southwest Virginia Community College
45.23 miles away
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
60.63 miles away
Virginia Western Community College
62.64 miles away
Virginia Highlands Community College
67.26 miles away
Surry Community College
70.69 miles away
Dabney S Lancaster Community College
75.33 miles away
Patrick Henry Community College
80.4 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Council on Occupational Education
09/15/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$6,985
30k to 48k$7,446
48k to 75k--
75k to 110k--
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Mercer County Technical Education Center
1397 Stafford Dr
Princeton, WV 24740

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