Washtenaw Community College

  • Washtenaw Community College has made education accessible and affordable for people in the greater Washtenaw County area for over 35 years. Comprehensive training partnerships with local and national businesses and organizations, and transfer agreements with the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and UM-Dearborn make WCC an important asset in the economic and academic welfare of its community.

School Highlights

Washtenaw Community College serves 12,264 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 34%.

Top Rankings

Washtenaw Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Michigan for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 348 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Washtenaw Community College(MI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty348 staff103 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Washtenaw Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
The Washtenaw Community College diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment12,264 students3,250 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio35:130:1
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# Full-Time Students3,171 students1,336 students
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# Part-Time Students9,093 students1,914 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
4%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
5%
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% Black
13%
15%
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% White
60%
66%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
5%
3%
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% Unknown races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score0.610.53
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College Completion Rate
16%
16%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,300$30,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,744 is less than the state average of $4,903. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,896 is less than the state average of $6,831. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,744$4,903
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,896$6,831
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid65%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$11,698
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,299$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Washtenaw Community College has a comprehensive mission that includes broad-based transfer programs, occupational programs, vocational/technical programs, non-credit programs, and academic preparation classes. Our programs come in various lengths and levels of complexity. Small class sizes, expert faculty, streamlined services, university transfer programs, and facilities infused with technology are some of the things that bring students to Washtenaw Community College. For over 35 years WCC has maintained its commitment to keeping education affordable and providing a clean and picturesque environment in which to learn. We offer certificate and associate degree programs, seminars, workshops, and courses which enable people to pursue employment or advance in a career. We develop and deliver job skills and occupational education programs in partnership with business, industry, government and labor groups. We offer orientation, academic skills assessment, assistance with program and course selection, financial aid, university transfer assistance, personal and career counseling, job placement, tutoring, child care, special needs services, computer and self-paced instructional laboratories, and library services. Washtenaw Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Washtenaw Community College is Schoolcraft College (16.0 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,903 per year for in-state students and $6,831 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,115 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.