Washington State Community College

Washington State Community College

Washington State Community College, also known as WCSS, was established in 1971, and is a two-year public college located in Marietta, Ohio. The institution provides associate's degrees in more than 50 streams of study including arts, science, and business. A number of courses are also available in the field of engineering. WCSS also offers several distance learning and online programs.

Washington State Community College aims at maintaining an active athletic life. It organizes intramural sports and has several men's and women's teams that participate in basketball, volleyball, and softball. The campus is also home to a number of student clubs and organizations. These include the Criminal Justice Club, Associate Degree Nursing Club, Opportunity Scholars Club, and Phi Theta Kappa.

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Washington State Community College
710 Colegate Dr
Marietta , OH 45750
General Phone: (740) 374-8716

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Washington State Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine87registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology46radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, medical lab tech
Business and Management33business management, accounting technology, accounting and related services
Engineering Technician33electronics tech, electrical/electronic tech, HVAC tech, industrial tech, industrial production tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer systems tech, drafting
Liberal Arts27liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Therapy and Counseling19physical therapist assistant
Security and Law Enforcement16corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police
Family and Social Work16child care management, social work
Medical Administration13medical transcription, medical secretary
Office and Administration11executive secretary
Computer Science and Engineering10computer programming, computer science, computer support
Education and Teaching4middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education
Mechanics and Repair3automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Media2radio and TV tech, communications tech courses
Law0legal secretary
Fine Arts0fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Washington State Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree27440
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years481

Washington State Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Washington State Community College had a total enrollment of 1,243 students (1,718 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 95%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 29%
20-21 18%
22-24 10%
25-29 10%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Washington State Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 52 %

Washington State Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Marietta, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Washington State Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,354
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,576
Books and supplies $ 861

Financial Aid:
Washington State Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1045300)

Washington State Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*3$57,906
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*6$55,636

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$51,95212$51,915
Associate professoracademic year5$46,6968$45,893
Assistant professoracademic year5$41,9416$42,154
Instructoracademic year7$32,3225$37,150
All faculty totalacademic year25$43,40231$46,090

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Washington State Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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