FINANCIAL AID RATE74%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO11:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE2
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$5,333
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
Wilkes Community College (WPCC)
1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC
Wilkes Community College is a two-year community college that serves the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties. It is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. If you are looking to enhance your quality of life by learning new skills to cope with today’s rapidly changing world, or moving forward in your educational journey, Wilkes College is the place for you. Through its various programs and development services Wilkes Community College strives to improve your quality of life.
The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees, certificates and diplomas.
This is an equal opportunity college and the campuses located at the Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties offer a wide variety of programs ranging from accounting, architecture, business administration and automotive systems to basic law, computer technology and health services.
If you have time or place constraints and are not able to attend college you can opt for the distance learning programs offered by them. This enables you to learn at your convenience in the comfort of your home or office.
To respond to the ongoing changes in technology there is a need to create continuing education to enhance your current skills or even learn new ones. Wilkes Community College has a division for Continuing Education to respond to these needs by providing services not only to individuals but also to businesses and industries within the Alleghany, Ashe and Wilkes counties.
Wilkes Community College has one purpose in mind – to help you to be successful and you can take advantage of the array of programs and services they offer to achieve your goals.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates WPCC accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,400-$2,900
- Out-of-State: $8,600-$10,290
- Part time students pay in the range of $76 to $91 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||74%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||69%||$6,373|
|Receiving Student Loans||9%||$2,415|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Wilkes Community College may offer services including:
- Online classes
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- * Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1986)
- Radiology Technician Program
- * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2014)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Wilkes Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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