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.
- The teacher population of 135 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Wor-Wic Community College||(MD) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||135 staff||164 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,104 students||4,515 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||23:1||25:1|
|# Full-Time Students||909 students||1,174 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,195 students||3,341 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$30,800||$37,700|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Wor-Wic Community College is Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (23.1 miles away).
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- 15,274 students | 71.90 Mi101 College Pky
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