West Tennessee Business College (Closed 2019)

1186 Highway 45 Bypass
Jackson, TN 38301

School Highlights

West Tennessee Business College served 211 students (100% of students were full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 was higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment was 47% of the student body (majority Black), which was more than the state average of 31%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 62% over five years.
West Tennessee Business College(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationItem not availableBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty12 staff81 staff
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Number of Programs Offered810

Student Body

The student population of West Tennessee Business College has declined by 46% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The West Tennessee Business College diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment211 students1,209 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:113:1
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# Full-Time Students211 students656 students
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# Part-Time Students-553 students
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% Hispanic
1%
6%
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% Black
46%
18%
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% White
53%
69%
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Diversity Score0.510.49
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College Completion Rate
56%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$20,900$29,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,258$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,351$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%71%
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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. 

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to West Tennessee Business College is Jackson State Community College (3.8 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,149 per year for in-state students and $15,358 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,609 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Remington College-Nashville Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.