Wharton County Junior College

Tel: (979)532-4560
7,431 students
Public institution
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.
School Highlights:
Wharton County Junior College serves 7,431 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
Wharton County Junior College is the only community colleges within Wharton County, TX.
The nearest community college is Remington College-Houston Campus (41.60 miles away).

School Overview

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
Wharton County Junior College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,431 has grown by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is equal to the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,431 students 1,296 students
Wharton County Junior College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1
21:1
Wharton County Junior College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,988 students
814 students
Wharton County Junior College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,443 students
1,040 students
Wharton County Junior College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Wharton County Junior College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
10%
5%
Wharton County Junior College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
35%
21%
Wharton County Junior College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
11%
15%
Wharton County Junior College Black (2006-2013)
% White
42%
51%
Wharton County Junior College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Wharton County Junior College More (2010-2013)
Wharton County Junior 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. 0.68 0.68
Wharton County Junior College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,336 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,104 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,336 $5,660
Wharton County Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,104 $10,250
Wharton County Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 159 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 67%
89%
Wharton County Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • 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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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,374 per year for in-state students and $6,450 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,883 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas 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 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Texas is Sanford-Brown College-Houston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.