Wilkes Community College

  • As a public, two-year, "open door" institution, Wilkes Community College is committed to providing comprehensive education and educational support services for people in Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany counties and beyond. As a member of the North Carolina Community College System, the college seeks to enhance intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development through a variety of means, by providing quality education, training and retraining for the workforce, including basic skills education, occupational, technical, and pre-baccalaureate programs; support for economic development through services to business and industry, both public and private; and a variety of services and cultural activities that improve the quality of life.
School Highlights
  • Wilkes Community College serves 2,718 students (56% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • Wilkes Community College is the only community colleges within Wilkes County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Wilkes Community College is Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (25.8 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 179 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Wilkes Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty179 staff139 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Wilkes Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Wilkes Community College diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,718 students2,380 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:119:1
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# Full-Time Students1,514 students1,019 students
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# Part-Time Students1,204 students1,361 students
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% Asian
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2%
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% Hispanic
3%
6%
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% Black
5%
21%
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% White
90%
62%
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Diversity Score0.190.56
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College Completion Rate
17%
16%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,600$27,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,444 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,588 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,444$3,911
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,588$9,514
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,800$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,000
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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