Wharton County Junior College is a public, two-year, comprehensive community college offering a wide range of postsecondary educational programs and services including associate degrees, certificates, continuing-education courses, cultural affairs, and leisure-time activities for the benefit of the community and a population of students that varies in age, background, and ability.
The teacher population of 209 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
|College||Wharton County Junior 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||209 staff||61 staff|
|Total Enrollment||7,431 students||1,296 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||36:1||21:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,988 students||810 students|
|# Part-Time Students||4,443 students||1,036 students|
|% Two or more races||
|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.||0.58||0.53|
|In-State Tuition Fees||$3,336||$5,694|
|Out-State Tuition Fees||$4,104||$10,252|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||159||252|
|% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid||67%||89%|
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS
- WCJC is a multi-campus, comprehensive community college created in 1946 to serve the educational needs of Wharton County and adjacent counties in the Gulf Coast Region of Texas. The college offers associate in arts, associate of arts in teaching, and associate in applied science degrees, transfer curricula in preparation for the baccalaureate degree, career/vocational curricula, remedial and developmental courses, adult basic education, assist under prepared students to achieve competency in basic skills, supports excellence in instruction in all academic areas and continuing-education noncredit courses and programs. Wharton County Junior College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Applied Science degrees.
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