Wilkes Community College (WCC)

Wilkesboro, NC

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Wilkes Community College

Wilkes Community College

Wilkes Community College Student Essentials

Wilkes Community College Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.wilkescc.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $2,328
Out-of-State Tuition: $8,590
Retention Rate: 41%
Enrollment: 3,553
Year Established: 1965

About WCC

At Wilkes Community College, you can get highly specialized career training and employment skills or begin work on your bachelor’s before transferring to University of North Carolina. Wilkes has two campus locations for maximum accessibility and even offers some courses free of charge.

Wilkes Community College has one campus in Ashe, North Carolina, and one in nearby Alleghany. Both centers offer an equal number of academic and professional opportunities.

Examples of professional associate’s degree programs include:

  • Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Dental Assisting
  • Graphic Design
  • Nursing

Another career pathway available at Wilkes is continuing education. Non-credit continuing education courses train students for such occupations as:

  • Arborist
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Massage Therapist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Real Estate

Wilkes students may also receive an Associate of Arts degree, which fulfills all of the general education requirements for a four-year degree. Students on this track usually transfer to a four-year college or university like the University of North Carolina.

Wilkes provides comprehensive financial aid, which includes need-based federal and institutional grants and loans. Wilkes also awards need-based and academic scholarships. Finally, through the Pathways to Employment program, unemployed or underemployed students receiving short-term career certification may qualify for a complete tuition waiver.

Wilkes has an open admissions policy, which means that anyone who is at least 18 years old and has a high school diploma or GED may enroll. Submission of an application and transcripts are required of all applicants. All entering students must also take a placement exam. Certain programs, such as Nursing, may have additional admissions requirements.

WCC Map & Location

Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, NC 28697


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Getting Around WCC

Walkability

Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.

4/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Wilkesboro, NC

Winter
Dec
50
27
Jan
48
25
Feb
52
28
Spring
Mar
60
34
Apr
70
42
May
77
51
Summer
Jun
85
61
Jul
87
65
Aug
86
63
Fall
Sep
79
55
Oct
70
43
Nov
61
34

WCC Students

Total Students 3,553

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 89%
  • Unknown and Other: 1%
Latino 4%
African American 5%
Caucasian 89%
Unknown and Other 1%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 42%
Part-Time 58%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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Wilkes Community College

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