801 W. Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • WCCCD’s mission is to empower individuals, businesses and communities to achieve their goals through accessible services, culturally diverse experiences and globally competitive higher education and career advancement programs.

School Highlights

Wayne County Community College District serves 14,436 students (14% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 33%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 14,436 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,052
  • Out-state tuition: $3,772
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 81%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Wayne County Community College District ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 714 teachers has grown by 275% over five years.
Wayne County Community College District
(MI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
714 staff
224 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Wayne County Community College District has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 51:1 over five years.
The Wayne County Community College District diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
14,436 students
3,456 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,071 students
1,325 students
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# Part-Time Students
12,365 students
2,131 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
186 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
64%
14%
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% White
19%
67%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
9%
7%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score
0.54
0.52
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College Completion Rate
11%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$27,800
$30,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,052 is less than the state average of $4,914. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,772 is less than the state average of $6,836. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,052
$4,914
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$3,772
$6,836
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
77%
87%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Wayne County Community College District and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MI by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$13,746
$11,637
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Wayne County Community College District and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,940
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Wayne County Community College District and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Wayne County Community College District has completed 35 years of uninterrupted operation and development of comprehensive educational services. Both directly and indirectly, our students and the 2.3 million people living within the College's service district have enjoyed the benefits of constantly improved instructional programs and community services. The Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) is a multi-campus multi-cultural institution seeking to improve the quality of life in our communities. WCCCD provides affordable higher education and flexible training opportunities through a diverse catalog of courses, programs, and initiatives. The College's five campuses are located in industrial, rural and metropolitan areas where a major share of Michigan's technical and skilled occupations is located. Because of the diversity of its service areas, WCCCD places a strong emphasis on occupational and career programs, and traditional college and university transfer programs, including those within the liberal arts discipline. For many of our students the college offers an opportunity to transfer to four – year colleges or universities to obtain advanced degrees. Others pursue self-enrichment through a wide variety of non-credit workshops, from personal financial planning and property management to basic and intermediate computer skill training, through the college's Community Education Department. Wayne County Community College District has received a 10-year accreditation at the associate's degree levels by the Commission on Institutions Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 14,436 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,052
  • Out-state tuition: $3,772
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 81%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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