Wharton County Junior College

Wharton County Junior College

Wharton County Junior College is a two-year college located in Wharton, Texas. It was opened in 1946 with an enrollment of only 200 students. Today, the college enrolls more than 5,500 students annually. The college also has campuses in Richmond, Sugar Land and Bay City. WCJC offers a wide range of postsecondary educational programs and services including associate degrees, certificates and continuing-education courses.

WCJC's athletic department sponsors various men's and women's sports teams that participate in sports like baseball, volleyball and rodeo. The campus is also home to several student clubs and organizations.

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Wharton County Junior College
911 Boling Hwy
Wharton , TX 77488
General Phone: (979) 532-4560

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Wharton County Junior College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts183general studies, interdisciplinary studies, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine79EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Security and Law Enforcement71criminal justice and police, fire-fighting, criminology
Medical Support and Technology48dental hygienist, surgical tech, radiographer, mental health services tech
Engineering Technician44electronics tech, drafting, architectural drafting
Office and Administration26administrative assistant
Business and Management21business
Computer Science and Engineering20computer and info science, computer programming, computer networking
Beauty and Cosmetology19cosmetology
Law17legal assistant
Mechanics and Repair16HVAC, automobile mechanics
Therapy and Counseling15psychology, physical therapist assistant
Science and Laboratory Technician14chemical tech
Family and Social Work8child development, child care management
Medical Administration5medical records tech
Education and Teaching2elementary school teaching, physical education teaching
Agricultural Science and Management2agricultural management, farm management, agricultural technology
Art Studies0art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Wharton County Junior College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree37833
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years12212
Award of less than 1 academic year945

Wharton County Junior College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wharton County Junior College had a total enrollment of 5,892 students (4,098 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 9%
Hispanic 23%
Asian 7%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 15%
18-19 33%
20-21 19%
22-24 12%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Wharton County Junior College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 56 %

Wharton County Junior College Room and Board (2007)

Wharton County Junior College offers campus housing for 159 of its 4,098 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 18 meals per week.

Wharton County Junior College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,400
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,168
Room and board $ 3,550
Room charge $ 600
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,200
Books and supplies $ 875
Other expenses $ 2,400

Financial Aid:
Wharton County Junior College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 366800)

Wharton County Junior College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5793

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year15$58,76733$59,712
All faculty totalcalendar year15$58,76733$59,712

*: 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
No academic rankacademic year42$52,20760$47,325
All faculty totalacademic year42$52,20760$47,325

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

Wharton County Junior College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports252146

Wharton County Junior College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business Technology
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

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

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Psychology, General

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Wharton County Junior College Highlights

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What Sets Wharton County Junior College Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Wharton County Junior College % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in law
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 13%Wharton County Junior College % of degrees in law
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Wharton County Junior College Number of students
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 13%Wharton County Junior College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 14%Wharton County Junior College Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Wharton County Junior College Dorm rooms per full-time student

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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