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FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

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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
$4,600

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid74%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships69%$6,373
Receiving Student Loans9%$2,415
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To 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)
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Programs Offered

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