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 12,295 students (30% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is same as the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 31%.
  • Washtenaw Community College is the only community colleges within Washtenaw County, MI.
  • The nearest community college to Washtenaw Community College is Schoolcraft College (15.8 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 348 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Washtenaw Community College(MI) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty348 staff100 staff
Washtenaw Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Washtenaw Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Washtenaw Community College diversity score of 0.50 is equal to the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment12,295 students3,505 students
Washtenaw Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio35:135:1
Washtenaw Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,690 students1,591 students
Washtenaw Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students8,605 students1,914 students
Washtenaw Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Washtenaw Community College Enrollment Breakdown MI All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Washtenaw Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Washtenaw Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Washtenaw Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Washtenaw Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Washtenaw Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Washtenaw Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Washtenaw Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Washtenaw Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.500.50
Washtenaw Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Washtenaw Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,300$30,600
Washtenaw Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,744 is less than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,896 is less than the state average of $7,110. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,744$5,223
Washtenaw Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,896$7,110
Washtenaw Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%89%
Washtenaw Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,200$12,011
Washtenaw Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,107$5,500
Washtenaw Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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 (15.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 10,558 students | 15.80 Mi18600 Haggerty Road
    Livonia MI  48152
  • 13,790 students | 22.10 Mi5101 Evergreen Rd
    Dearborn MI  48128
  • Baker College of Allen Park
    Private, non-profit
    3,372 students | 23.30 Mi4500 Enterprise Dr
    Allen Park MI  48101
  • 3,482 students | 26.00 Mi1555 South Raisinville Road
    Monroe MI  48161
  • DeVry University-Michigan
    Private, for profit
    289 students | 26.10 Mi26999 Central Park Blvd., Ste. 125
    Southfield MI  48076
Recent Articles
The Online Education Initiative will greatly expand course offerings for community college students, while making the transfer process between institutions much more smooth. The Initiative has its critics, however, who decry the loss of local control over education.
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
After City College of San Francisco loses its accreditation, other community colleges in the state are facing warnings, sanctions and possible loss of accreditation as well.
Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,223 per year for in-state students and $7,110 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 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.