Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Mount Gay, WV 25637
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Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is located in Mount Gay, West Virginia. Southern can trace its roots all the way back to 1960. It was originally a branch location of another college but it wound up becoming a stand-alone community college in 1970. Since that time, the school has been working diligently to provide affordable educational opportunities to the community. Students often attend Southern in order to take care of the first two years of college classes that are required for a bachelor’s degree. Students can also earn associate’s degrees and certificates at this school. There are various career and technical programs offered by Southern. Many of these can lead directly to lucrative careers.

The southern nursing program is capable of awarding students associate’s degrees in nursing. he program is respected in the community and many students have found great success in their professional lives due to the thorough training they received at this institution. The Southern nursing program has been fully approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students1,621
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate53%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 15 36
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1990 - 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).

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$146/credit
In State Students$146/credit
Out of State Students$240/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 $6,570 $6,570 $10,800
ADN 70 $10,220 $10,220 $16,800
BSN 125 $18,250 $18,250 $30,000
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, 92% of Southern West Virginia 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 77% $4,501
Other Federal Grant 5% $601
State Grant & Scholarships 54% $2,463
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 9% $2,411
Federal Student Loans 21% $4,281
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$4,062
$30,001 to $48,000$4,350
$48,001 to $75,000$6,237
$75,001 to $110,000$9,496
Over $110,000$10,416

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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.
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Dempsey Branch Road
Mount Gay, WV 25637

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