Wor-Wic Community College

  • Wor-Wic is a comprehensive community college serving the residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties. The college provides quality postsecondary credit programs leading to an associate degree, a certificate of proficiency or a letter of recognition, as well as documents of completion for community and continuing education courses. Its open door admission policy and comprehensive student support services enable Wor-Wic to provide educational opportunities for those who have the desire and ability to benefit from its courses and programs regardless of age, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. The college provides its courses and programs at a reasonable cost, with funding from its supporting counties, Worcester and Wicomico, and the state. Special state legislation permits Somerset County students to attend Wor-Wic at the in-county tuition rate.
School Highlights
  • Wor-Wic Community College serves 3,104 students (29% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Wor-Wic Community College is the only community colleges within Wicomico County, MD.
  • The nearest community college to Wor-Wic Community College is Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (23.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Wor-Wic Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 135 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Wor-Wic Community College(MD) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty135 staff164 staff
Wor-Wic Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Wor-Wic Community College has declined by 16% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Wor-Wic Community College diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,104 students4,515 students
Wor-Wic Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:125:1
Wor-Wic Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students909 students1,174 students
Wor-Wic Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,195 students3,341 students
Wor-Wic Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Wor-Wic Community College Enrollment Breakdown MD All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Wor-Wic Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Wor-Wic Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Wor-Wic Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Wor-Wic Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Wor-Wic Community College More (2011-2016)
Wor-Wic Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.420.65
Wor-Wic Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Wor-Wic Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,800$37,700
Wor-Wic Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,664 is less than the state average of $7,453. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,912 is less than the state average of $9,350. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,664$7,453
Wor-Wic Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,912$9,350
Wor-Wic Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%75%
Wor-Wic Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,000$9,600
Wor-Wic Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
Wor-Wic Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Wor-Wic Community College is a public, two-year college serving the residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties. Founded in 1975, the college enrolls about 10,000 students in more than 2,000 classes each year at its campus in Salisbury and at various locations throughout Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore. Wor-Wic provides quality postsecondary educational opportunities to area residents at a reasonable cost. Wor-Wic offers programs that lead to an associate of arts degree, associate of arts in teaching degree, associate of science degree, associate of applied science degree, certificate of proficiency or letter of recognition. Wor-Wic offers the first two years of a baccalaureate degree with programs such as general studies, business, computer science, electronics, and elementary and secondary teacher education, for those who want to transfer to a four-year college or university. Other credit programs are more occupational in nature, designed for individuals who want to enter the work force immediately after two years of college, or those who are employed and want to upgrade their skills or obtain a promotion. Community and continuing education courses and seminars help students prepare for a new career, upgrade existing job skills and provide opportunities for self-improvement. Courses are offered in a wide range of fields, such as supervision, computers, child care, health and industrial trades. Wor-Wic is a state-approved two-year college. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

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Did You Know?
For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,453 per year for in-state students and $9,350 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is equal to the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.