Westmoreland County Community College
- At Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) we are committed to providing a curriculum, be it a course, program, or degree, that will challenge you intellectually and cultivate your problem-solving skills. We want you to learn how to learn, how to investigate problems and reach viable solutions. This process calls for hard work and commitment. We are committed to modeling these attributes as we work with you. We are confident that you will challenge yourself, grow in significant ways and become all that you can be. WCCC is a learning-centered college focused on student success, a catalyst for economic growth, a leader in workforce development, and a hub for cultural and artistic experiences.
- The teacher population of 193 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Westmoreland County Community College||(PA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||193 staff||25 staff|
|Total Enrollment||5,638 students||618 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||29:1||25:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,679 students||372 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,959 students||246 students|
|% Two or more races||-|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$32,200||$34,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The main campus is located at Youngwood, PA. The 80-acre campus comprises four buildings. Founders Hall, Commissioners Hall and Science Hall house general classrooms, science laboratories, computer and desktop publishing laboratories, multimedia technology laboratory, culinary arts laboratory with dining facility, dental hygiene clinic, greenhouse, theater, art gallery, library, Student Services, Learning Assistance Center, Campus Children's Center, bookstore, student lounges, cafeteria, gymnasium, racquetball courts, fitness center, and indoor running track. The college offers associate in arts degree, associate in applied science degree, diploma and certificate. There are 62 associate degree, 12 diploma, and 38 certificate programs with options that prepare students for careers or transfer to baccalaureate degree programs at four-year institutions. The college offers academic programs which parallel the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program, comprehensive occupational programs which prepare students for employment in a broad array of technical fields, a strong core of general education which prepares students to live and work in an increasingly complex and diverse society, and developmental education, which enables students to overcome academic deficiencies in order to be successful in college-level courses. The college also offers a variety of noncredit courses to meet short-term educational goals as well as to provide leisure and recreational activities for people of all ages. Westmoreland County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
- The nearest community college to Westmoreland County Community College is Triangle Tech Inc-Greensburg (4.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 186 students | 4.90 Mi222 E Pittsburgh St Ste A
Greensburg,  PA  15601
- 267 students | 17.80 Mi130 7th St
Monessen,  PA  15062
- 104 students | 20.50 MiMount Braddock Road
Mount Braddock,  PA  15465
- 382 students | 21.10 Mi5 Allegheny County Airport
West Mifflin,  PA  15122
- 906 students | 23.10 Mi500 Innovation Drive
Blairsville,  PA  15717
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.