Wor-Wic Community College

32000 Campus Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804-7131
Tel: (410)334-2800
3,104 students
Public institution
Wor-Wic is a comprehensive community college serving the residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties. The college provides quality postsecondary credit programs leading to an associate degree, a certificate of proficiency or a letter of recognition, as well as documents of completion for community and continuing education courses. Its open door admission policy and comprehensive student support services enable Wor-Wic to provide educational opportunities for those who have the desire and ability to benefit from its courses and programs regardless of age, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. The college provides its courses and programs at a reasonable cost, with funding from its supporting counties, Worcester and Wicomico, and the state. Special state legislation permits Somerset County students to attend Wor-Wic at the in-county tuition rate.
School Highlights
Wor-Wic Community College serves 3,104 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Wor-Wic Community College is the only community colleges within Wicomico County, MD.
The nearest community college is Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (23.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 135 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Wor-Wic Community College (MD) 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 135 staff 152 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,104 has declined by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has declined by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,104 students 3,104 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 23:1 25:1
# Full-Time Students 909 students 1,174 students
# Part-Time Students 2,195 students 2,293 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
6%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
% Black
19%
27%
% White
74%
52%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
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. 0.42 0.64

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,214 is less than the state average of $6,058. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,390 is less than the state average of $7,418. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,214 $6,058
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,390 $7,418
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78% 75%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Wor-Wic Community College is a public, two-year college serving the residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties. Founded in 1975, the college enrolls about 10,000 students in more than 2,000 classes each year at its campus in Salisbury and at various locations throughout Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore. Wor-Wic provides quality postsecondary educational opportunities to area residents at a reasonable cost. Wor-Wic offers programs that lead to an associate of arts degree, associate of arts in teaching degree, associate of science degree, associate of applied science degree, certificate of proficiency or letter of recognition. Wor-Wic offers the first two years of a baccalaureate degree with programs such as general studies, business, computer science, electronics, and elementary and secondary teacher education, for those who want to transfer to a four-year college or university. Other credit programs are more occupational in nature, designed for individuals who want to enter the work force immediately after two years of college, or those who are employed and want to upgrade their skills or obtain a promotion. Community and continuing education courses and seminars help students prepare for a new career, upgrade existing job skills and provide opportunities for self-improvement. Courses are offered in a wide range of fields, such as supervision, computers, child care, health and industrial trades. Wor-Wic is a state-approved two-year college. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

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Did You Know?
For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,912 per year for in-state students and $8,817 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,472 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland 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 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.