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 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 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Westmoreland County Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Westmoreland County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Westmoreland County Community College is Triangle Tech Inc-Greensburg (4.9 miles away).

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 grown by 8% 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
Westmoreland County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Westmoreland County Community College has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Westmoreland County Community College diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has declined by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,638 students 618 students
Westmoreland County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1 25:1
Westmoreland County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,679 students 372 students
Westmoreland County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 2,959 students 246 students
Westmoreland County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Westmoreland County Community College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
-
2%
Westmoreland County Community College Asian (2012-2013)
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Westmoreland County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
2%
14%
Westmoreland County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
95%
63%
Westmoreland County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Westmoreland County Community College More (2008-2012)
Westmoreland County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score 0.10 0.57
Westmoreland County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
13%
55%
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 $10,533. 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 $14,058. The out-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,990 $10,533
Westmoreland County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,930 $14,058
Westmoreland County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83% 93%
Westmoreland County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $11,593 $12,223
Westmoreland County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,345 $5,500
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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Triangle Tech Inc-Greensburg
    Private, for profit
    186 students | 4.90 Mi222 E Pittsburgh St Ste A
    Greensburg PA  15601
    (724)832-1050
    4.90186
  • Douglas Education Center
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    Private, for profit
    267 students | 17.80 Mi130 7th St
    Monessen PA  15062
    (724)684-3684
    17.80267
  • 115 students | 18.10 Mi4314 Old William Penn Highway
    Monroeville PA  15146
    (412)372-3900
    18.10115
  • 104 students | 20.50 MiMount Braddock Road
    Mount Braddock PA  15465
    (724)437-4600
    20.50104
  • 382 students | 21.10 Mi5 Allegheny County Airport
    West Mifflin PA  15122
    (412)346-2100
    21.10382
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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,533 per year for in-state students and $14,058 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,683 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.