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.

School Highlights

Westmoreland County Community College serves 4,848 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Top Placements

Westmoreland County Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 193 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Westmoreland County Community College(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty193 staff36 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Westmoreland County Community College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The Westmoreland County Community College diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has grown by 147% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,848 students571 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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# Full-Time Students1,825 students361 students
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# Part-Time Students3,023 students210 students
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
2%
9%
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% Black
3%
16%
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% White
87%
56%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.240.64
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College Completion Rate
17%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,200$34,800
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $6,990 is less than the state average of $9,886. The in-state tuition has declined by 19% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,930 is less than the state average of $14,398. The out-state tuition has declined by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,990$9,886
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,930$14,398
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,593$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,670$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Westmoreland County Community College is Triangle Tech Inc-Greensburg (4.9 miles away).
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