Name: Kanawha Valley Community & Technical College
President: Joseph Badgley
Campus Setting: Suburban, Mid-size City
Year Established: 1953
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 1995
Part Time: 45.6%
Full Time: 54.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
Native American: 0.4%
Quote from the President
“Since becoming an independent institution in 2004, KVCTC has grown by leaps and bounds. In the last year alone, we created more than 50 new courses and several new programs of study that meet the unique needs of our service region. We’ve even started offering weekend-only classes to accommodate working adults. The school will continue to grow once we relocate to our new facility which will significantly increase our current space.”
- Through a partnership with the West Virginia Green-Up Council, KVCTC will launch a certificate degree this fall in sustainable building technologies. Graduates will gain several industry certifications in this one-of-a-kind program in the state. By next year, an associate degree will be available.
- Since starting the associate of applied science in nursing program, the nine graduating classes (dating back to 2007) have an average first-time pass rate of 91.8% on the NCLEX licensing exam.
- In Summer 2012, KVCTC will become the flagship institution of the West Virginia Education, Research and Technology Park in South Charleston. The $13-million renovation will allow the college to upgrade to state-of-the-art classrooms and equipment.
- Members of KVCTC’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda–Future Business Leaders of America won 22 medals at the West Virginia Leadership Conference and placed in the top five nationally in three events at the 2011 National Leadership Conference. This was the first year the chapter was active on campus.