Wharton County Junior College

Tel: (979)532-4560
7,406 students
Public institution

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Wharton County Junior College is a public, two-year, comprehensive community college offering a wide range of postsecondary educational programs and services including associate degrees, certificates, continuing-education courses, cultural affairs, and leisure-time activities for the benefit of the community and a population of students that varies in age, background, and ability.
School Highlights:
Wharton County Junior College serves 7,406 students (41% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Wharton County Junior College is the only community colleges within Wharton County, TX.
The nearest community college is Remington College-Houston Campus (41.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Wharton County Junior 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 7,406 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,406 students
1,303 students
Wharton County Junior College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,023 students
834 students
Wharton County Junior College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 4,383 students
1,040 students
Wharton County Junior College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Wharton County Junior College sch enrollment Wharton County Junior College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
3%
2%
Wharton County Junior College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
28%
7%
Wharton County Junior College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
11%
11%
Wharton County Junior College Black (2006-2012)
% White
57%
66%
Wharton County Junior College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Wharton County Junior College More (2010-2011)
Wharton County Junior College sch ethnicity Wharton County Junior 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. 0.58 0.44
Wharton County Junior College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,168 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,936 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,168 $5,890
Wharton County Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,936 $10,047
Wharton County Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

WCJC is a multi-campus, comprehensive community college created in 1946 to serve the educational needs of Wharton County and adjacent counties in the Gulf Coast Region of Texas. The college offers associate in arts, associate of arts in teaching, and associate in applied science degrees, transfer curricula in preparation for the baccalaureate degree, career/vocational curricula, remedial and developmental courses, adult basic education, assist under prepared students to achieve competency in basic skills, supports excellence in instruction in all academic areas and continuing-education noncredit courses and programs. Wharton County Junior College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Applied Science degrees.

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