College History

Reaffirmation of Accreditation Presentations

In view of its commitment to excellence in education, New River Community and Technical College maintains independent institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The accreditation process provides an opportunity for critical self-analysis to promote quality in programs and services.

Over the last two years, New River CTC has conducted an extensive institutional self-study and will host a comprehensive site visit from members of the Higher Learning Commission October 27-29. The team will assess whether the college's accreditation should be reaffirmed.

During September, a number of presentations have been scheduled to give New River employees and students and the general public insight into the findings of the self-study.

Lizabeth Rogers, self-study coordinator, and other members of the Accreditation Leadership Committee will present the information contained in the self-study and share plans for the upcoming site visit. The theme for the presentations will be "The New River Hawks Are Soaring with Accreditation."

The presentations are scheduled several times on each campus to make it convenient for as many people as possible to attend, while allowing for smaller audience groups so attendees will feel comfortable asking questions and making comments.

Presentation Sessions

Advanced Technology Center

  • Tuesday Sept 4, at 6 p.m (in conjunction with the Board of Governors meeting)
  • Monday, Sept 22, 10-11:30 a.m. (Room T302)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 24, 5-6:30 p.m. (Room T300)

Raleigh County Campus

  • Friday, Sept. 5, 10-11:30 a.m. (Room C10)
  • Monday, Sept. 8, 10-11:30 a.m. (Room C4)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 10, 5-6:30 p.m. (Room C5)
  • Friday, Sept. 12, 2-3:30 p.m. (Room C10)
  • Monday, Sept. 22, 5-6:30 p.m. (Room A2)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 24, 10-11:30 a.m. (Room C4)

 

Greenbrier Valley Campus

  • Monday, Sept. 8, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 10, 10-11:30 p.m
  • Friday, Sept. 26, 2-3:30 p.m

Mercer County Campus

  • Monday, Sept. 15, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10-11:30 a.m
  • Nicholas County Campus
  • Monday, Sept. 15, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17, 5-6:30 p.m.(Room N105)
  • Friday, Sept. 19, 2-3:30 p.m. (Room N105).

 

About New River

About New River

Mission

New River Community and Technical College provides accessible, affordable, quality education and workforce programs to meet the needs of the region it serves.

Values

Shared values guide New River Community and Technical College in fulfilling its mission. These values influence thoughts, guide decisions, mold policies, and determine courses of action. Our employees are expected to support and enact these values in our daily work.

Community, Integrity, Justice, Service, and Scholarship.

Click here to view how these values are applied 

Vision

New River Community and Technical College improves students’ lives and enriches communities.


Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

In view of its commitment to excellence in education, New River Community and Technical College maintains independent institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


 

 

Student Right to Know

Student Right to Know refers to a Federally-mandated public disclosure of a college's graduation rate and transfer rate. This information is available here.

Board of Governors

Contact information for the New River Board of Governors members, meeting schedules, and agendas for past and upcoming meetings can be accessed here.

Crisis Response

The New River Crisis Response Committee has developed a Crisis Response Manual to provide the New River educational community with guidance in the event of a crisis. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also provides valuable information regarding preparedness for new health threats.

Facilities Master Plan 2007-2017

The Facilities Master Plan, created directly from discussions with community members and college personnel, will link current and future demand for services and programs to the physical development of the College. The Facilities Master Plan matches demands for instructional programs and services and projected growth of the College with the need for new and renovated facilities.

New River's History

New River is the newest community and technical college in the state of West Virginia. Read about the history of the College here.

News and Publications

Publications such as the New River CTC Annual Report, Hawk's Nest newsletter, New River Current, and Press Releases may be found on the Office of Communications page

Organizational Chart

New River's organizational chart depicts the structure of our personnel and offices within the organization.

BOG 2014

Board of Governors Meeting Agendas and Minutes 2014

Agendas Minutes
12/4/2014 12/4/2014
11/6/2014 11/6/2014
10/2/2014 10/2/2014
9/4/2014 9/4/2014
7/31/2014
7/31/2014
6/13/2014 (Special Meeting)
6/13/2014
6/5/2014 6/5/2014
5/1/2014 5/1/2014
4/14/2014 (Presidential Evaluation Committee) 4/14/2014
4/7/2014 (Presidential Evaluation Committee) 4/7/2014
4/3/2014 4/3/2014
3/24/2014 (Presidential Evaluation Committee) 3/24/2014
3/17/2014 (Presidential Evaluation Committee) CANCELLED 3/17/2014
3/8/2014 Retreat 3/8/2014 Retreat
3/7/2014 3/7/2014
2/6/2014 2/6/2014
1/23/2014 1/23/2014

 

 

Student Right to Know

Student Right to Know refers to a Federally-mandated public disclosure of a college's graduation rate and transfer rate required as part of the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 as amended by the Higher Education Technical Amendments of 1991. The intent of Student Right to Know is to provide to the consumer a statistic of comparable effectiveness that can be used in the determination of college choice. All colleges nationwide are required to participate in the disclosure of rates.

The Student Right to Know Report is a cohort-based study which involves tracking the completion or graduation rates of first-time, full-time students from each fall semester over a period of three years. Students are counted as a completion or graduation if they earn a degree or certificate or complete a transfer-preparatory program within 150 percent of normal time for the student's program.

To fully understand what the Student Right to Know rates mean, one should know its limitations. First, the cohort group can be quite small compared to the entire community college population, and is therefore not fully representative of all students. For example, the report does not include part-time students. Approximately 35% of students at New River in the 2013-14 academic year were enrolled part-time. Tracking transfer students is very difficult, and since there is no central nationwide "clearinghouse" of transfer data, it is impossible to generate accurate transfer-out rates.

In compliance with federal regulations, New River Community and Technical College has made available the graduation and transfer rates for the 2010 cohort. The data is presented below:

2013-2014 Report Data for Cohort Year 2010

Graduation Rates (within a 3 year completion time)

Graduation Rate – 10%

Male – 7%
Female – 12%
White – 10%
Black or African American – 23%
Other (Hispanic/American Indian/Asian) – 0%

Transfer-Out Rate (within a 3 year completion time)

Transfer-out – 16%
Male – 9%
Female – 19%
White – 14%
Black or African American – 41%
Other (Hispanic/American Indian/Asian – 4%

The source for this data is IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) and can be found at the National Center for Education Statistics.

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

Campus Crime Statistics for New River can be found at http://ope.ed.gov/security

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Financial Aid Refund

The first day for distribution of financial aid refund checks is Thursday, Sept. 4.  Checks can be picked up in the Business Office on your campus. Students must attend all classes and be actively participating in online courses in order to be eligible to pick up a financial aid refund check.