West Virginia Technical Schools

A degree from a technical school can help prepare students for a career in accounting, technical electronics and computer technology industries, new media technologies, and maintenance technologies. Technical school graduates can find work as engineering technicians, paramedics, pharmacy technicians, science technicians, sound engineering technicians, veterinary medical technicians, and many other positions.

Most technical schools offer a wide variety of degree options, so finding a suitable program will be easy. The most challenging part will be to find an accredited technical school with a high placement rate. Fortunately, several West Virginia technical schools fit the bill.

West Virginia technical schools offer certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and advanced degrees in technical related fields. West Virginia’s best technical schools include West Virginia University Institute of Technology (est. 1895), West Virginia State Community and technical College (est. 1953), Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (est. 1971), and Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College (est. 1999).

Nearly 100,000 undergraduates attend West Virginia’s 21 private and 23 public institutions, with more than 5,900 students enrolled in West Virginia’s best technical schools alone. According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, undergraduate technical school enrollment is 266,000+ students across the nation.

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Facts and Figures for West Virginia Technical Schools

Average Tuition Costs On-Campus

The average cost for tuition and fees at a public West Virginia technical school is $4,377 per academic year. The average cost for tuition and fees at private West Virginia technical schools is $15,296 per academic year.

Average Tuition Costs Online

The tuition costs for online West Virginia technical schools start at around $150-$200 per credit hour. For graduate school, tuition starts at around $250-$300 per credit hour. Online technical students will pay the same tuition and fees as on-campus programs. However, students will save a significant amount of money by eliminating room & board expenses as well as transportation costs. The average room and board cost for public West Virginia colleges is $7,049 per academic year.

Noted On-Campus West Virginia Technical Schools and Enrollment

West Virginia University Institute of Technology, (avg. enrollment, 1,453 students)
West Virginia State Community and Technical College, (avg. enrollment, 1,634 students)
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, (avg. enrollment, 2,273 students)
Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College (avg. enrollment, 537 students)

Noted Online Technical Schools Available in West Virginia  

West Virginia University Institute of Technology
ECPI College of Technology
Everest Institute-Cross Lanes WV
Strayer University-West Virginia
Salem International University-Salem, WV
ITT Technical Institute – Huntington, WV

Accredited West Virginia Technical Schools

West Virginia University Institute of Technology
West Virginia State Community and Technical College
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College

Sources
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007, 126th Ed.
Princeton Review
National Center for Education and Statistics
The U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Education

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