• 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 11,140 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 11,140 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,744
  • Out-state tuition: $4,896
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 30%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Washtenaw Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 811 teachers has grown by 133% over five years.
Washtenaw Community College
(MI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
811 staff
224 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Washtenaw Community College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Washtenaw Community College diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,140 students
2,703 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,076 students
1,079 students
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# Part-Time Students
8,064 students
1,704 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
779 students
298 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,076 students
1,079 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
8,064 students
1,615 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
178 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
5%
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% Black
12%
12%
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% White
70%
71%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.49
0.47
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4.51%
3.11%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.79%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,300
$30,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,744 is less than the state average of $4,928. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,896 is less than the state average of $6,848. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,744
$4,928
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,896
$6,848
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
70%
87%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$13,091
$11,704
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
99%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Washtenaw Community College cost?

Washtenaw Community College's tuition is approximately $3,744 for In-State students and $4,896 for Out-State students.

What is Washtenaw Community College's ranking?

Washtenaw Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Michigan for: Least expensive tuition, Diversity in US community colleges, Average community college minority breakdown and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 11,140 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,744
  • Out-state tuition: $4,896
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 30%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,928 per year for in-state students and $6,848 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,103 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 87%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity score of 0.47, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Schoolcraft College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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