Wilkes Community College: Review & Facts

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Wilkes Community College is a small two-year, public school with 2,640 students enrolled. This college is the only school located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
34
Fair
At Wilkes Community College you can earn your several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

Wilkes Community College deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 34 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Automotive and Mechanic, Management, Medical Assistant, and Engineering. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.


Student Retention
48%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Wilkes Community College is very low at 48% (way below North Carolina average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students do not seem to enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
12 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Wilkes Community College is low: 30%. Nearly 19% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Wilkes Community College is pretty good: 12:1. Find out more about instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$8,700
Low
Average tuition pricing is relatevely low - about $8,500 per academic year. The additional fees at WCC beyond tuition are roughly $200, which makes it a total of $8,700 per year.

Read the details about Wilkes Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This school might accept dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Wilkes Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (336) 838-6100 or check Wilkes Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Safe
Wilkes Community College provides a distance education program and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Wilkes Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Presently there is no on-campus housing at Wilkes Community College.

Based on the college crime data, Wilkes Community College seems to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Wilkes Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Wilkes Community College, 1328 South Collegiate Dr, Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697, USA
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