Wilkes Community College

Wilkes Community College

Wilkes Community College, also known as WCC, is a public, coeducational, community college located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States. It was established in October 1964 by the North Carolina Board of Education. WCC comes under the North Carolina Community College System. The main campus spreads across an area of 150 acres. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

WCC has an active student life. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations. Some of the popular ones are the Industrial Technology and Electronics Club (ITEC), Association of Information Technology Professionals, Southern Culture Organization (SoCO), Phi Theta Kappa, and National Technical Honor Society.

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Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro , NC 28697
General Phone: (336) 838-6100

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Wilkes Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts96liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Business and Management42business management, accounting, marketing
Security and Law Enforcement40criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice
Mechanics and Repair36autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Medical Support and Technology33dental assistant, medical assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine28registered nursing
Engineering Technician25architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, electromechanical instrument tech, computer engineering tech
Computer Science and Engineering20information technology, computer programming, information science, computer networking, network management
Education and Teaching17elementary school teaching, early childhood education
Construction Trades14electrician, building inspection and management
Medicine11health professions
Office and Administration9office management
Photography and Commercial Art7commercial art
Cooking and Culinary Arts6chef training
Landscaping and Horticulture6applied horticulture
Media2radio and TV tech
Production Trades2welding

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year6822
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years4721
Associate's degree27931

Wilkes Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wilkes Community College had a total enrollment of 2,476 students (1,692 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 90%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 17%
18-19 26%
20-21 14%
22-24 10%
25-29 8%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Wilkes Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 38 %

Wilkes Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Wilkes Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,453
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,577
Books and supplies $ 1,100

Financial Aid:
Wilkes Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 298300)

Wilkes Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year44$46,76934$46,196
All faculty totalacademic year44$46,76934$46,196

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

Wilkes Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Instrumentation/Maintenance Techs, Other

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

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

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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checked Offers distance learning
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checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
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