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 2,890 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 60%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 314 teachers has grown by 130% over five years.
Wor-Wic Community College(MD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty314 staff378 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Wor-Wic Community College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The Wor-Wic Community College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,890 students3,876 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:110:1
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# Full-Time Students712 students1,089 students
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# Part-Time Students2,178 students2,787 students
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% Asian
2%
6%
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% Hispanic
6%
12%
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% Black
23%
30%
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% White
61%
40%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.570.73
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College Completion Rate
16%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,800$36,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,664 is less than the state average of $7,291. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,912 is less than the state average of $9,297. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,664$7,291
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,912$9,297
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%73%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$10,437
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Wor-Wic Community College is Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (23.1 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,291 per year for in-state students and $9,297 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.