West Tennessee Business College

1186 Highway 45 Bypass
Jackson, TN 38301
Tel: (731)668-7240
School Highlights
  • West Tennessee Business College serves 211 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • West Tennessee Business College is one of 2 community colleges within Madison County, TN.
  • The nearest community college is Jackson State Community College (3.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 62% over five years.
West Tennessee Business College (TN) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 12 staff 28 staff
West Tennessee Business College Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered 8 10

Student Body

  • The student population of 211 has declined by 28% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 211 students 585 students
West Tennessee Business College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 30:1
West Tennessee Business College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 211 students 369 students
West Tennessee Business College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students - 216 students
West Tennessee Business College Part-Time Students (2007-2012)
West Tennessee Business College Enrollment Breakdown TN All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
West Tennessee Business College Hispanic (2009-2016)
% Black
West Tennessee Business College Black (2009-2016)
% White
West Tennessee Business College White (2009-2016)
West Tennessee Business College Ethnicity Breakdown TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.51 0.44
West Tennessee Business College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
West Tennessee Business College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $20,900 $29,500
West Tennessee Business College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95% 94%
West Tennessee Business College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,258 $17,000
West Tennessee Business College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,351 $6,297
West Tennessee Business College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 100% 83%
West Tennessee Business College Percent Admitted (2007-2010)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • There's more to West Tennessee Business College (WTBC) than the name suggests. Located in Jackson, Tennessee, WTBC offers more than just business. It also offers certification and degrees in other in-demand fields and maintains a high student retention rate.West Tennessee Business College is an accredited school that offers academics in areas like Medical Assisting, Cosmetology and Medical Coding. The school also offers associate's degrees in Administrative Assistance and Medical Administrative Assistance. Beyond that, WTBC provides all of its students the opportunity to do externships or field work in their area of study. The state-of-the-art classrooms with their modern equipment also give students the chance to engage in hands-on learning for their chosen profession. West Tennessee Business College's high satisfaction rate is evident in the nearly 80% student retention rate. WTBC also reports a high graduation rate. See their website for more details. A commuter school, WTBC's students often live in apartments within walking or short driving distance to campus. Financial aid options at West Tennessee Business College include loans and a variety of grants and scholarships such as Tennessee Student Assistance Awards and Academic Competitiveness Grants. These options are available to students who qualify for assistance with tuition. 

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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,313 per year for in-state students and $14,779 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,180 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Fortis Institute-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.