Westmoreland County Community College

145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood
PA, 15697-1895
Tel: (724)925-4000
6,094 students
Public institution
At Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) we are committed to providing a curriculum, be it a course, program, or degree, that will challenge you intellectually and cultivate your problem-solving skills. We want you to learn how to learn, how to investigate problems and reach viable solutions. This process calls for hard work and commitment. We are committed to modeling these attributes as we work with you. We are confident that you will challenge yourself, grow in significant ways and become all that you can be. WCCC is a learning-centered college focused on student success, a catalyst for economic growth, a leader in workforce development, and a hub for cultural and artistic experiences.
School Highlights:
Westmoreland County Community College serves 6,094 students (52% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 25%.
Westmoreland County Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Westmoreland County, PA.
The nearest community college is Douglas Education Center (17.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Westmoreland County Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 6,094 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 32:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 57% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,094 students
1,287 students
Westmoreland County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,160 students
832 students
Westmoreland County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,934 students
1,021 students
Westmoreland County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Westmoreland County Community College sch enrollment Westmoreland County Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Westmoreland County Community College Asian (2011-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Westmoreland County Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
3%
12%
Westmoreland County Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
94%
66%
Westmoreland County Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Westmoreland County Community College More (2007-2011)
Westmoreland County Community College sch ethnicity Westmoreland County Community College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.12 0.45
Westmoreland County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,210 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,910 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,210 $5,940
Westmoreland County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,910 $10,072
Westmoreland County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The main campus is located at Youngwood, PA. The 80-acre campus comprises four buildings. Founders Hall, Commissioners Hall and Science Hall house general classrooms, science laboratories, computer and desktop publishing laboratories, multimedia technology laboratory, culinary arts laboratory with dining facility, dental hygiene clinic, greenhouse, theater, art gallery, library, Student Services, Learning Assistance Center, Campus Children's Center, bookstore, student lounges, cafeteria, gymnasium, racquetball courts, fitness center, and indoor running track. The college offers associate in arts degree, associate in applied science degree, diploma and certificate. There are 62 associate degree, 12 diploma, and 38 certificate programs with options that prepare students for careers or transfer to baccalaureate degree programs at four-year institutions. The college offers academic programs which parallel the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program, comprehensive occupational programs which prepare students for employment in a broad array of technical fields, a strong core of general education which prepares students to live and work in an increasingly complex and diverse society, and developmental education, which enables students to overcome academic deficiencies in order to be successful in college-level courses. The college also offers a variety of noncredit courses to meet short-term educational goals as well as to provide leisure and recreational activities for people of all ages. Westmoreland County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools:

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  • Monessen Douglas Education Center
    Private for-profit
    130 7th St
    Monessen , PA , 15062
    (724)684-3684
    17.8  Mi  |  237  students
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