West Shore Community College

3000 N Stiles Rd, Scottville
MI, 49454-0277
Tel: (231)845-6211
1,472 students
Public institution

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West Shore Community College, through visionary and principled leadership and team empowerment, pursues excellence by delivering high-quality, affordable educational services with student learning as its highest.
School Highlights:
West Shore Community College serves 1,472 students (36% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 23%.
West Shore Community College is the only community colleges within Mason County, MI.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
West Shore 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 1,472 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 58% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,472 students
1,275 students
West Shore Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
536 students
829 students
West Shore Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 936 students
1,020 students
West Shore Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
West Shore Community College sch enrollment West Shore Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
1%
% Asian 2%
2%
West Shore Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian - 1%
% Hispanic 3%
7%
West Shore Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black 2%
12%
West Shore Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White 90%
66%
West Shore Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races 2%
2%
West Shore Community College More (2011-2012)
West Shore Community College sch ethnicity West Shore 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. 0.19 0.45
West Shore Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,858 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,058 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,858 $5,940
West Shore Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,058 $10,075
West Shore Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

West Shore Community College was established by a vote of the people in the college's district on March 6, 1967. West Shore Community College offers a comprehensive general education curricula designed to meet the needs of students desiring to transfer to senior institutions and many occupational programs are available for students desiring to pursue immediate employment. West Shore Community College is located near Ludington, Manistee, and Scottville at the intersection of North Stiles and Sugar Grove Roads in Mason County. The 360 acre campus is approximately four miles north of US 10 and four miles west of US 31. Each semester evening classes are offered at high school buildings in locations such as Bear Lake, Hart, Ludington, Manistee, Onekama, and Pentwater. At West Shore you'll get more than a degree. You'll have access to top notch learning resources, including state-of-the art computer labs, library and media resources. Even with all these great resources our greatest resource is our faculty. At West Shore Community College, student learning is our highest priority. At West Shore we encourage our students to become active members of our learning community - to enter into a partnership in which students are asked to work hard at making learning their number one priority. We have an outstanding faculty, every member of which is ready to make each student's time on the campus one of special inspiration. These outstanding teachers, and all the other members of the WSCC team, are vitally interested in our students' success. West Shore is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. West Shore earns its accreditation by participating in the Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP). This new accreditation model is one that uses quality principles based on the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Criteria to judge its accreditation status.

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