Wytheville Community College

Tel: (276)223-4700
3,605 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
Wytheville Community College serves 3,605 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 46%.
Wytheville Community College is the only community colleges within Wythe County, VA.
The nearest community college is New River Community College (23.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 87 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Wytheville Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 87 staff
59 staff
Wytheville Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,605 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has decreased from 42:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 70% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,605 students
1,282 students
Wytheville Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1
22:1
Wytheville Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,256 students
810 students
Wytheville Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,349 students
1,017 students
Wytheville Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Wytheville Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
2%
Wytheville Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Wytheville Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
12%
Wytheville Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
86%
57%
Wytheville Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Wytheville Community College More (2010-2013)
Wytheville Community College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.17 0.53
Wytheville Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,990 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,828 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,990 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,828 $10,294
Wytheville Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97%
89%
Wytheville Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

In 1962, a steering committee composed of area citizens was organized to obtain support for a college in Wytheville. After approval by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and the General Assembly, the Wythe County-owned Simmerman Building was chosen as the first site of the college. Wytheville Community College welcomed its first students in September, 1963, as a two-year branch of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. During its first year of operation, the college enrolled 107 students and employed five full-time faculty members. Wytheville Community College commits to a student-centered environment by providing programs and courses in occupational-technical education, college transfer education, general education, developmental education, distance education, continuing education, and workforce development. Wytheville Community College is approved by the State Board for Community Colleges and by the Virginia Community College System. The associate degree curricula of the college have also been approved by the State Council of Higher Education. Wytheville Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,698 per year for in-state students and $9,315 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,228 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a 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. of 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.