Wharton County Junior College

Tel: (979)532-4560
7,152 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 7,152 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is equalto than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
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 210 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
College Wharton County Junior College (TX) 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 Public
Total Faculty 210 staff 65 staff

Student Body

The student population of 7,152 has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,152 students 1,394 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 34:1 34:1
# Full-Time Students 2,776 students 932 students
# Part-Time Students 4,376 students 2,653 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 159 228
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
4%
4%
% Hispanic
33%
37%
% Black
9%
13%
% White
53%
39%
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. 0.60 0.69

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,168 is less than the state average of $3,810. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,936 is less than the state average of $7,170. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,168 $3,810
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,936 $7,170
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 64% 84%
Source: 2014 (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 $3,362 per year for in-state students and $5,655 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,735 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 80%. 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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Texas is Virginia College-Austin. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.