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 7,152 students (39% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Wharton County Junior College is the only community colleges within Wharton County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Wharton County Junior College is Remington College-Houston Campus (41.6 miles away).

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.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty210 staff76 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Wharton County Junior College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Wharton County Junior College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment7,152 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio34:135:1
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# Full-Time Students2,776 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students4,376 students2,866 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
159252
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
4%
4%
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% Hispanic
33%
37%
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% Black
9%
13%
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% White
53%
39%
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% Two or more races
-
2%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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Diversity Score0.600.69
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College Completion Rate
18%
21%
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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 $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,214 is less than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,446$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,214$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid64%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,206$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,015
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Source: 2016 (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.

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