Westmoreland County Community College

145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697-1895
Tel: (724)925-4000
  • 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 5,638 students (48% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
  • Westmoreland County Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Westmoreland County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Triangle Tech Inc-Greensburg (4.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 193 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Westmoreland County Community College (PA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Pivate, for profit
Total Faculty 193 staff 23 staff
Westmoreland County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,638 has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has declined by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,638 students 500 students
Westmoreland County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1 24:1
Westmoreland County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,679 students 345 students
Westmoreland County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 2,959 students 155 students
Westmoreland County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Westmoreland County Community College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Westmoreland County Community College Asian (2012-2013)
% Hispanic
Westmoreland County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Westmoreland County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Westmoreland County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
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Westmoreland County Community College Hawaiian (2008-2009)
% Two or more races
Westmoreland County Community College More (2008-2012)
Westmoreland County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown PA 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. 0.10 0.55
Westmoreland County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Westmoreland County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $32,200 $34,800
Westmoreland County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,990 is less than the state average of $10,785. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,930 is less than the state average of $14,187. The out-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,990 $10,785
Westmoreland County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,930 $14,187
Westmoreland County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83% 95%
Westmoreland County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $11,594 $13,000
Westmoreland County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,345 $6,246
Westmoreland County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,785 per year for in-state students and $14,187 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,759 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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

Pennsylvania 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.