West Tennessee Business College

1186 Highway 45 Bypass
Jackson, TN 38301
Tel: (731)668-7240
208 students
Private for-profit
School Highlights
West Tennessee Business College serves 208 students (94% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
West Tennessee Business College is one of 2 community colleges within Madison County, TN.
The nearest community college is Jackson State Community College (3.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 57% over five years.
College West Tennessee Business College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 11 staff
61 staff
West Tennessee Business College Total Faculty (2006-2013)
Number of Programs Offered 10 7

Student Body

The student population of 208 has declined by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 208 students 1,315 students
West Tennessee Business College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
West Tennessee Business College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 195 students
815 students
West Tennessee Business College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 13 students
1,061 students
West Tennessee Business College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
West Tennessee Business College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Black
West Tennessee Business College Black (2008-2013)
% White
West Tennessee Business College White (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
West Tennessee Business College Unknown (2006-2008)
West Tennessee Business 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. 0.51 0.70
West Tennessee Business College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
West Tennessee Business College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • There's more to West Tennessee Business College (WTBC) than the name suggests. Located in Jackson, Tennessee, WTBC offers more than just business. It also offers certification and degrees in other in-demand fields and maintains a high student retention rate.West Tennessee Business College is an accredited school that offers academics in areas like Medical Assisting, Cosmetology and Medical Coding. The school also offers associate's degrees in Administrative Assistance and Medical Administrative Assistance. Beyond that, WTBC provides all of its students the opportunity to do externships or field work in their area of study. The state-of-the-art classrooms with their modern equipment also give students the chance to engage in hands-on learning for their chosen profession. West Tennessee Business College's high satisfaction rate is evident in the nearly 80% student retention rate. WTBC also reports a high graduation rate. See their website for more details. A commuter school, WTBC's students often live in apartments within walking or short driving distance to campus. Financial aid options at West Tennessee Business College include loans and a variety of grants and scholarships such as Tennessee Student Assistance Awards and Academic Competitiveness Grants. These options are available to students who qualify for assistance with tuition. 

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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,142 per year for in-state students and $13,470 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,547 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee 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 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Anthem Career College-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.