Wilkes Community College

Wilkesboro, NC, USA
3.16 Average Rating

With a main campus nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Brushy Mountains, Wilkes Community College is a 2-year college serving three counties in northwest North Carolina. WCC is home to five academic departments including a College and Career Readiness division featuring adult education courses. In addition to classroom space, the campus also houses the WCC Gardens which provide a laboratory space for students in the Horticulture Department. Every year, WCC hosts MerleFest—a bluegrass and Appalachian music festival that functions as the biggest fundraiser for The WCC Foundation.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
100%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
2,609
Total Number of Undergrads
2,609
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$5,431
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$2,572
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$8,716
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
74%
Average Aid Per Year
$3,918
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
74%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,242
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$516

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
6%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$3,546
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$6,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$85
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
21
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
60%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$26,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.16 Average Rating
Wilkes Community College is a hometown community college that has the atmosphere of a place of higher education, but one can also feel close to home and feel the strong ties that it has to the community of Wilkes. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first year at Wilkes because of this. Wilkes also believes in providing a quality education and that is why they have some of the best teachers in the world who make class and different subjects enjoyable and fun.
Josh from North Wilkesboro, NC
Wilkes Community College is good for students to get their basic courses out of the way to prepare for for a transfer to a four-year school. The instructors are both caring and well educated in their particular subject. Wilkes Community College is god college for those who are going back to school and those who need somewhere to start.
Ashley from Wilkesboro, NC

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