Our History

Huntington Junior College was founded in 1936 by Chester A. Riley, Jr. He served as president of the corporation for more than 60 years. The ownership of the college was later transferred to Carolyn Smith, who served as president, and Sharon Snoddy, who served as secretary-treasurer. In 2022, SensibleSchool, Inc., whose president is Fred Fransen, acquired the college.

The college is centrally located in downtown Huntington, West Virginia. The facility, the former Cabell County Public Library, has been renovated to accommodate the college’s programs while preserving the structure's historic character. The facility remains on the National Register of Historic Places. The college’s initial course offerings were shorthand, typing, and bookkeeping. Today, six Associate’s Degree programs are offered in Business Management, Administrative Technology, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Coding, and Substance Abuse Counseling Assistant.

Huntington Junior College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.