Wharton County Junior College

Tel: (979)532-4560
  • 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 is Remington College-Houston Campus (41.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 210 teachers has declined by 35% 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
Wharton County Junior College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 7,152 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,152 students3,921 students
Wharton County Junior College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio34:135:1
Wharton County Junior College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,776 students1,055 students
Wharton County Junior College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,376 students2,866 students
Wharton County Junior College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Wharton County Junior College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
159264
Wharton County Junior College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
4%
4%
Wharton County Junior College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
33%
37%
Wharton County Junior College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
9%
13%
Wharton County Junior College Black (2007-2016)
% White
53%
39%
Wharton County Junior College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Wharton County Junior College More (2011-2012)
% Non Resident races
-
2%
Wharton County Junior College Non Resident (2007-2013)
Wharton County Junior College Ethnicity Breakdown TX 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.0.600.69
Wharton County Junior College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
18%
21%
Wharton County Junior College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,700$34,000
Wharton County Junior College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,446 is less than the state average of $4,070. 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 $6,270. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,446$4,070
Wharton County Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,214$6,270
Wharton County Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid64%83%
Wharton County Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,207$9,500
Wharton County Junior College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,250
Wharton County Junior College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,070 per year for in-state students and $6,270 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,730 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas 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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.