Westmoreland County Community College

145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697-1895
Tel: (724)925-4000
5,638 students
Public institution
At Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) we are committed to providing a curriculum, be it a course, program, or degree, that will challenge you intellectually and cultivate your problem-solving skills. We want you to learn how to learn, how to investigate problems and reach viable solutions. This process calls for hard work and commitment. We are committed to modeling these attributes as we work with you. We are confident that you will challenge yourself, grow in significant ways and become all that you can be. WCCC is a learning-centered college focused on student success, a catalyst for economic growth, a leader in workforce development, and a hub for cultural and artistic experiences.
School Highlights
Westmoreland County Community College serves 5,638 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
Westmoreland County Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Westmoreland County, PA.
The nearest community college is Triangle Tech Inc-Greensburg (4.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 193 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
College Westmoreland County Community College (PA) 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 Private for-profit
Total Faculty 193 staff 24 staff

Student Body

The student population of 5,638 has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,638 students 371 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 29:1 24:1
# Full-Time Students 2,679 students 341 students
# Part-Time Students 2,959 students 148 students
% Hispanic
1%
6%
% Black
2%
13%
% White
95%
64%
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. 0.10 0.55

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,210 is less than the state average of $13,356. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,910 is less than the state average of $14,930. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,210 $13,356
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,910 $14,930
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83% 95%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The main campus is located at Youngwood, PA. The 80-acre campus comprises four buildings. Founders Hall, Commissioners Hall and Science Hall house general classrooms, science laboratories, computer and desktop publishing laboratories, multimedia technology laboratory, culinary arts laboratory with dining facility, dental hygiene clinic, greenhouse, theater, art gallery, library, Student Services, Learning Assistance Center, Campus Children's Center, bookstore, student lounges, cafeteria, gymnasium, racquetball courts, fitness center, and indoor running track. The college offers associate in arts degree, associate in applied science degree, diploma and certificate. There are 62 associate degree, 12 diploma, and 38 certificate programs with options that prepare students for careers or transfer to baccalaureate degree programs at four-year institutions. The college offers academic programs which parallel the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program, comprehensive occupational programs which prepare students for employment in a broad array of technical fields, a strong core of general education which prepares students to live and work in an increasingly complex and diverse society, and developmental education, which enables students to overcome academic deficiencies in order to be successful in college-level courses. The college also offers a variety of noncredit courses to meet short-term educational goals as well as to provide leisure and recreational activities for people of all ages. Westmoreland County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,727 per year for in-state students and $13,093 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,744 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania 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 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.