Wharton County Junior College

  • Wharton County Junior College is a public, two-year, comprehensive community college offering a wide range of postsecondary educational programs and services including associate degrees, certificates, continuing-education courses, cultural affairs, and leisure-time activities for the benefit of the community and a population of students that varies in age, background, and ability.

School Highlights

Wharton County Junior College serves 6,768 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.

Top Placements

Wharton County Junior College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 210 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Wharton County Junior College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty210 staff121 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Wharton County Junior College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The Wharton County Junior College diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,768 students4,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:137:1
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# Full-Time Students2,867 students1,302 students
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# Part-Time Students3,901 students3,318 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
159249
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
13%
5%
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% Hispanic
36%
42%
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% Black
14%
13%
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% White
34%
32%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.720.70
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College Completion Rate
17%
23%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,700$33,800
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,446 is less than the state average of $3,572. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,214 is less than the state average of $5,976. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,446$3,572
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,214$5,976
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid58%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,188$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • WCJC is a multi-campus, comprehensive community college created in 1946 to serve the educational needs of Wharton County and adjacent counties in the Gulf Coast Region of Texas. The college offers associate in arts, associate of arts in teaching, and associate in applied science degrees, transfer curricula in preparation for the baccalaureate degree, career/vocational curricula, remedial and developmental courses, adult basic education, assist under prepared students to achieve competency in basic skills, supports excellence in instruction in all academic areas and continuing-education noncredit courses and programs. Wharton County Junior College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Applied Science degrees.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Wharton County Junior College is American InterContinental University-Houston (42.6 miles away).
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