Wayne Community College

3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Tel: (919)735-5151
3,897 students
Public institution
Wayne Community College is a student-centered, public, two-year college with an open-door admissions policy. The College serves individuals, business and industry, and other organizations with quality, economical, and convenient learning opportunities.
School Highlights
Wayne Community College serves 3,897 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Wayne Community College is the only community colleges within Wayne County, NC.
The nearest community college is Johnston Community College (22.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 255 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Wayne 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 255 staff
61 staff
Wayne Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,897 has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,897 students 1,315 students
Wayne Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
Wayne Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,007 students
815 students
Wayne Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,890 students
1,061 students
Wayne Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Wayne Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Wayne Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Wayne Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Wayne Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Wayne Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Wayne Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Wayne Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Wayne 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. 0.57 0.70
Wayne Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,380 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,524 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,380 $5,590
Wayne Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,524 $10,086
Wayne Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 65%
Wayne Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • A member of the rapidly growing system of 58 community and technical colleges, Wayne Community College was established as Goldsboro Industrial Education Center on June 15, 1957. The original on-campus building was completed in November 1960, and until Fall 1962 all courses were taught in the evening, and all students were part-time. In the 1962-63 school year, the first full-time courses were offered leading to diplomas in automotive mechanics, electronics, drafting, and practical nursing. During the 1962-63 school year, Goldsboro I.E.C. had 47 students enrolled with eight faculty members. During 1963 through 1965 three extension units of Goldsboro I.E.C. were established in Morehead City, Kenansville, and Clinton; later to become Carteret, James Sprunt, and Sampson Community Colleges. In January 1964, Goldsboro I.E.C. became Wayne Technical Institute. Wayne Community College is located in Goldsboro at 3000 Wayne Memorial Drive. Seven modern buildings on a new campus contain more than 287,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and offices. In 1996 Wayne Community College completed a campus development project which had been underway for 22 years. Three phases of construction during this time have provided more than $30 million in new buildings on more than 165 acres of property. Wayne Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College system. Located in Goldsboro, the college serves Wayne and adjoining counties. WCC offers classes on base that transfer to four-year institutions, as well as those that lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree. On campus, we have more than four dozen curriculum programs in certifi cate, diploma, and associate degree areas, with a full range of support services and a reputation for quality. Using your background in military technology, you can find promising opportunities in our technology related programs that will prepare you for a civilian career in areas such as Aviation Systems Technology, Electronics Engineering, Drafting and Design, Industrial Systems, Information Systems, Network Administration and Support, and more. Wayne Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,422 per year for in-state students and $8,179 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,443 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina 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 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Pitt Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.