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Study at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Southern West Virginia Community College is a public college located in West Virginia, United States. It was established in the year 1971. It was formed by the merger of the Logan and Williamson branches of Marshall University. The college provides degrees in various fields of study incuding allied health, business, criminal justice, humanities, and nursing, among others. Distance learning courses are also offered by the institution.

Southern West Virginia Community College stives to maintain an active student life and hosts several clubs and organizations. These include the Student Government, Chi Alpha Epsilon, Lambda Chi Nu, and Phi Theta Kappa, among others.

Profile of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Students attend Southern in Mount Gay, WV, a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Southern degrees go up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in medicine.

Southern Selectivity

Applicants to Southern appreciate its open admissions policy.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 2, 273 students at Southern .

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is a comprehensive community college located in a rural environment. The college strives to fulfill current and future higher educational and vocational/technical needs of southern West Virginia, its service area and beyond. Our college emphasizes student-oriented, transferable learning, enabling students to achieve work, career and personal success. Our college provides high-quality, affordable, student-friendly, and easily accessible educational services. We are highly effective and flexible in responding to state and community demands and in adapting to global socio-economic system. "

Southern Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts93general studies, liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine81registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Business and Management46business management, accounting, MIS
Medical Support and Technology42surgical tech, radiation therapist, medical lab tech, dental hygienist
Medicine24health professions
Security and Law Enforcement21criminal justice and safety
office and Administration10executive secretary
Family and Social Work4child care management
Science and Laboratory Technician2science tech
Computer Science and Engineering1information science
Engineering Technician1electronics tech
Engineering0engineering management

Contact: Southern

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Dempsey Branch Road

Mount Gay, WV 25637

General Phone: (304) 792-7098

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