• Wayne Community College is a student-centered, public, two-year college with an open-door admissions policy. The College serves individuals, business and industry, and other organizations with quality, economical, and convenient learning opportunities.

School Highlights

Wayne Community College serves 2,948 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,948 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,396
  • Out-state tuition: $8,540
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 415 teachers has grown by 58% over five years.
Wayne Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
415 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Wayne Community College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Wayne Community College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,948 students
2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,345 students
727 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,603 students
1,603 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Wayne Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
337 students
277 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,345 students
727 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
35 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,603 students
1,603 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
617 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
16%
12%
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% Black
19%
21%
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% White
58%
55%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score
0.60
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.32%
1.51%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,500
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,396 is less than the state average of $3,923. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,540 is less than the state average of $9,541. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,396
$3,923
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,540
$9,541
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
63%
76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Wayne Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$6,500
$11,865
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Wayne Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,750
$5,846
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Wayne Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
60%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • A member of the rapidly growing system of 58 community and technical colleges, Wayne Community College was established as Goldsboro Industrial Education Center on June 15, 1957. The original on-campus building was completed in November 1960, and until Fall 1962 all courses were taught in the evening, and all students were part-time. In the 1962-63 school year, the first full-time courses were offered leading to diplomas in automotive mechanics, electronics, drafting, and practical nursing. During the 1962-63 school year, Goldsboro I.E.C. had 47 students enrolled with eight faculty members. During 1963 through 1965 three extension units of Goldsboro I.E.C. were established in Morehead City, Kenansville, and Clinton; later to become Carteret, James Sprunt, and Sampson Community Colleges. In January 1964, Goldsboro I.E.C. became Wayne Technical Institute. Wayne Community College is located in Goldsboro at 3000 Wayne Memorial Drive. Seven modern buildings on a new campus contain more than 287,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and offices. In 1996 Wayne Community College completed a campus development project which had been underway for 22 years. Three phases of construction during this time have provided more than $30 million in new buildings on more than 165 acres of property. Wayne Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College system. Located in Goldsboro, the college serves Wayne and adjoining counties. WCC offers classes on base that transfer to four-year institutions, as well as those that lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree. On campus, we have more than four dozen curriculum programs in certifi cate, diploma, and associate degree areas, with a full range of support services and a reputation for quality. Using your background in military technology, you can find promising opportunities in our technology related programs that will prepare you for a civilian career in areas such as Aviation Systems Technology, Electronics Engineering, Drafting and Design, Industrial Systems, Information Systems, Network Administration and Support, and more. Wayne Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Wayne Community College cost?

Wayne Community College's tuition is approximately $2,396 for In-State students and $8,540 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,948 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,396
  • Out-state tuition: $8,540
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,923 per year for in-state students and $9,541 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,438 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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