Consumer Information Disclosure

In order to help consumers make well-informed decisions regarding postsecondary education, Federal regulations require institutions of higher education to disclose certain information. Below is a list of disclosures provided by Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College pursuant to these regulations.

Accreditation

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Some academic programs are also accredited by other agencies. Accreditation information can be found on the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College accreditation page.

Gainful Employment

The gainful employment page provides student consumer information and gainful employment disclosures for qualifying certificate programs, including program length, estimated cost of completion, median loan debt, and on-time completion rates.

The U. S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose information about Gainful Employment certificate programs. Gainful employment programs encompass any Title IV financial aid eligible programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Certificate programs that are fully embedded within an associate degree and have less than 10 graduates are exempt from Gainful Employment Disclosure.

All of Southern’s certificate programs are fully embedded within an associate degree as indicated in the 2017-2018 Gainful Employment Disclosure. For additional information on the cost of programs and job placement information, please contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 304.896.7060.

IPEDS Reports

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a system of survey components that collects data from about 7,500 institutions tha tprovide postsecondary education across the United States. IPEDS collects institution-level data on student enrollment, graduation rates, student charges, program completions, faculty, staff, and finances.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is a tool designed to help students estimate what it may cost to attend Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. This broad estimate is based on the cost of attendance and the financial aid that was provided to full-time, first-time degree/certificate seeking undergraduate students. Actual net price can vary significantly based on student eligibility and does not represent an actual award. Submission of the FAFSA is the only way to obtain a true and accurate determination of eligibility. Estimates apply to full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students. For more information, visit Southern’s Net Price Calculator website.

Student Profile

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College must make available to current and prospective students information about its student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students who are male, female, and self-identified member of a major racial or ethnic group.

Student Right to Know

Student Right-To-Know (SRTK) refers to a federally mandated public disclosure of a college’s completion rate and transfer rate. The intent of SRTK is to provide to the consumer a statistic of comparable effectiveness to be used in the determination of college choice. All colleges nationwide are required to participate in these disclosures.  In compliance with the Student Right-To-Know and Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II of Public Law 101-542), Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College makes available its completion/transfer rates, Campus Crime, and Clery Act information to all current and prospective students.

Student Right-to-Know Act

Section 103 of the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 as amended by the Higher Education Technical Amendments of 1991 requires public disclosure of relevant graduation and transfer rate information for students enrolled in colleges and universities receiving federal financial assistance. Student Right-to-Know (STRK) is a consumer information report designed for public access to relevant graduation and transfer information to enable students to make informed decisions regarding college choice. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College makes available to currently enrolled as well as prospective students the graduation and transfer rate for the most recent cohort of entering students that have had an opportunity to complete or graduate from their respective programs in the specified three-year completion period. To read more about the Student Right-to-Know Act, please visit the National Center for Education Statistics.

The Student Right-to-Know report is a cohort based study. The cohort is made up of students who enrolled as first-time college students who attended full-time and had declared themselves as degree seeking. The graduation and transfer rate for the cohort is calculated three years after the cohort’s initial date of enrollment.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, acting in compliance with the Student Right-to-Know Act, has made available the graduation and transfer rates for the 2014 cohort. The data is presented below.

2017 IPEDS Graduation Rate and Transfer-out Rate for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 (Cohort)

  • Graduation Rate within 150% of normal time to completion (3 Years): 18%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 15%
  • Source of Data: IPEDS. Click here for the full IPEDS report for Southern.

Other available relevant completion, retention and passage rates for Southern are included in the annual West Virginia Higher Education Report Card.

Crime Statistics for Southern can be found here.

Clery Reports

Student Services

Student Services strive to assist students who want to improve their lives through education. People from all walks of life enroll at Southern, and we are committed to helping each student graduate. For services available to students, visit Student Services.