General Information About Fairmont State University
The Mission of Pierpont Community & Technical College is to provide opportunities for learning, training, and further education that enrich the lives of individuals and promote the economic growth of our service region and state. Pierpont Community & Technical College strives to enhance the quality of life for people of north-central West Virginia through accessible, affordable, comprehensive, responsive, workforcerelated training, and quality higher education opportunities. T o fulfill this mission, Pierpont Community & Technical College will: • Provide a comprehensive selection of career/technical educational opportunities at the certificate and associate degree levels developed through interaction with employers, employees, and college personnel • O ffer transfer education opportunities enabling students to acquire an affordable general education background before matriculating to the college or university of choice • Provide opportunities for seamless transition from certificates to associate and baccalaureate degrees • M ake available developmental educational opportunities to students who need assistance in improving academic skills to be successful in higher education • D evelop and deliver continuing and community educational opportunities throughout north-central West Virginia such as lifelong learning opportunities, occupational recertification programs, and higher education opportunities for students enrolled in secondary schools • Provide workforce training and economic development activities for the citizens of north-central West Virginia based on needs of the community and region • Focus on development of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills to foster individual growth, career development, responsible citizenship, and commitment to lifelong learning T he College concentrates its energies and resources on its students, many of whom are the first generation of their families to attend college, adults, returning to college or enrolling in higher education for the first time, and transfer students from community and technical colleges. The College, therefore, offers its diverse student body a wide range of programs, flexible scheduling, and support services, all designed to foster success in the modern world. To strengthen intellectual development, all students pursuing a degree at Pierpont Community & Technical College are engaged in a general education program, a body of course work designed to expand their knowledge of civilization, society, scientific inquiry, and artistic expression while preparing them to think interrelationships among disciplines and prepare for a lifetime of learning. The College is committed to student learning and focuses its resources on programs that prepare students for careers and advanced education in West Virginia and beyond. Pierpont Community & Technical College provides a broad spectrum of degree options in business and offers programs with specialized accreditation in engineering technology and health careers. As a multipurpose institution, Pierpont Community & Technical College provides seamless transitions from public schools or certificate programs or associate degrees to baccalaureate degrees. Pierpont Community & Technical College is closely identified with its community. Partnerships with business and industry, public schools, government agencies and other organizations contribute to the economic programs; the College fosters enlightened and productive citizenship in its immediate location, the region and the world.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Weekend/evening college
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Town: Fringe
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 3,072 Percent Admitted 88% Men Admitted 86% Women Admitted 89% Full Time Retention Rate 60%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 430 530 Math 430 530
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 19 23 English 19 23 Math 17 22
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 4,994 Native American 15.0 Asian 96.0 African American 178.0 Hispanic 40.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 4,134 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 162