Wytheville Community College

1000 E Main Street
Wytheville, VA 24382-3308
Tel: (276)223-4700
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 is New River Community College (23.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 74 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Wytheville Community College (VA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 74 staff 38 staff
Wytheville Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,302 has declined by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has decreased from 54:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,302 students 1,443 students
Wytheville Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 45:1 36:1
Wytheville Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,218 students 596 students
Wytheville Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 2,084 students 847 students
Wytheville Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Wytheville Community College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
6%
Wytheville Community College Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
3%
8%
Wytheville Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
9%
22%
Wytheville Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
86%
57%
Wytheville Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Wytheville Community College More (2011-2016)
Wytheville Community College Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.25 0.62
Wytheville Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
32%
30%
Wytheville Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $29,800 $29,600
Wytheville Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,170 is less than the state average of $4,711. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,008 is less than the state average of $10,146. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,170 $4,711
Wytheville Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,008 $10,146
Wytheville Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93% 87%
Wytheville Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $6,750 $11,000
Wytheville Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,815 $5,500
Wytheville Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,711 per year for in-state students and $10,146 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,378 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.