Wytheville Community College

School Highlights
  • Wytheville Community College serves 3,302 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • Wytheville Community College is the only community colleges within Wythe County, VA.
  • The nearest community college to Wytheville Community College is New River Community College (23.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Wytheville Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 74 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Wytheville Community College(VA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty74 staff45 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Wytheville Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Wytheville Community College diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,302 students1,577 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio45:136:1
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# Full-Time Students1,218 students717 students
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# Part-Time Students2,084 students860 students
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
3%
8%
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% Black
9%
22%
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% White
86%
57%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.250.62
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College Completion Rate
32%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,800$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,170 is less than the state average of $4,550. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,008 is more than the state average of $9,760. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,170$4,550
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,008$9,760
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,750$10,502
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,815$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In 1962, a steering committee composed of area citizens was organized to obtain support for a college in Wytheville. After approval by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and the General Assembly, the Wythe County-owned Simmerman Building was chosen as the first site of the college. Wytheville Community College welcomed its first students in September, 1963, as a two-year branch of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. During its first year of operation, the college enrolled 107 students and employed five full-time faculty members. Wytheville Community College commits to a student-centered environment by providing programs and courses in occupational-technical education, college transfer education, general education, developmental education, distance education, continuing education, and workforce development. Wytheville Community College is approved by the State Board for Community Colleges and by the Virginia Community College System. The associate degree curricula of the college have also been approved by the State Council of Higher Education. Wytheville Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

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