Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla Community College Photo #1 - The Fourth of July is celebrated with fireworks over the Dietrich Dome on Walla Walla Community College's campus
Walla Walla Community College Photo #1 - The Fourth of July is celebrated with fireworks over the Dietrich Dome on Walla Walla Community College's campus
  • Walla Walla Community College inspires students to discover their potential and to achieve their goals by providing diverse and challenging learning opportunities.
School Highlights
  • Walla Walla Community College serves 10,536 students (46% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
  • Walla Walla Community College is the only community colleges within Walla Walla County, WA.
  • The nearest community college to Walla Walla Community College is Blue Mountain Community College (38.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Walla Walla Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Washington for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 454 teachers has grown by 90% over five years.
Walla Walla Community College(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty454 staff145 staff
Walla Walla Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Walla Walla Community College has grown by 121% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Walla Walla Community College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 29% over five years.
Total Enrollment10,536 students4,463 students
Walla Walla Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:131:1
Walla Walla Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,847 students2,353 students
Walla Walla Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,689 students2,110 students
Walla Walla Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Walla Walla Community College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Walla Walla Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Walla Walla Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Walla Walla Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Walla Walla Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Walla Walla Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Walla Walla Community College Hawaiian (2012-2013)
% Two or more races
Walla Walla Community College More (2009-2016)
% Unknown races
Walla Walla Community College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.560.62
Walla Walla Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Walla Walla Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,200$36,300
Walla Walla Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,203 is more than the state average of $4,032. The in-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,203 is less than the state average of $7,264. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,203$4,032
Walla Walla Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,203$7,264
Walla Walla Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%71%
Walla Walla Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$11,000
Walla Walla Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,833
Walla Walla Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate100%74%
Walla Walla Community College Percent Admitted (2014-2016)


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Dance, Golf, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Dance, Golf,
Soccer, Softball,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Walla Walla Community College has rapidly grown from 850 students in 1967 to a present annual enrollment of over 13,000. Beautifully located on approximately 100 acres, the Walla Walla campus has become an educational and cultural center for Southeastern Washington. Extending its facilities and programs throughout its four-county district, Walla Walla Community College's Clarkston Center, located in Clarkston, Washington, is the hub of educational activity in Asotin and Garfield counties. WWCC also maintains a facility at the Washington State Penitentiary. Walla Walla Community College offers courses in basic skills, acquiring professional or technical proficiencies for the workforce, transfer to four-year institution. WWCC offers the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Science and the Associate of Arts in Applied Science (AAAS) degree, as well as one-year certificates and a variety of short-term certificates and endorsements. Walla Walla Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and certified by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to offer courses in Academic Transfer Education, Professional-Technical Education, Transitional Studies, and Extended Learning.

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For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,032 per year for in-state students and $7,264 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Washington is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.