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Westmoreland County Community College - ,

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General information:(724)925-4000
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Type:2-Year,Public
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:6,943( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,700 $2,790 $2,910 -4%
Out-of-state $7,440 $7,530 $7,890 -5%
Books and supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,400 -7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 0%
Other $1,700 $1,700 $2,000 -18%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,400 $1,400 $1,500 -7%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $4,000 $4,090 $4,310 0%
Off Campus $7,700 $7,790 $8,310 -13%
Off Campus with Family $5,400 $5,490 $5,810 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $8,740 $8,830 $9,290 -11%
Off Campus $12,440 $12,530 $13,290 -8%
Off Campus with Family $10,140 $10,230 $10,790 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,800
In-state fees $690
Out-of-state tuition $7,200
Out-of-state fees $690
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 998 69% --
Grant or scholarship aid 806 55% $3,128,600 $3,882
Federal grants 806 55% $2,830,800 $3,512
Pell grants 806 55% $2,726,800 $3,383
Other federal grants 260 18% $104,000 $400
State/local government grant or scholarships 420 29% $151,800 $361
Institutional grants or scholarships 77 5% $146,000 $1,896
Student loan aid 446 31% $1,323,800 $2,968
Federal student loans 446 31% $1,248,800 $2,800
Other student loans 30 2% $75,000 $2,500
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,240 45% $10,361,000 $3,198
Pell grants 3,110 43% $10,091,950 $3,245
Federal student loans 1,850 26% $6,447,250 $3,485

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $2,481 $2,428 $2,443
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $1,856 $1,391 $2,340
$30,001 - $48,000 $2,714 $1,585 $2,906
$48,001 - $75,000 $4,541 $4,147 $4,646
$75,001 - $110,000 $5,238 $5,039 $5,465
$110,001 and more $5,280 $5,400 $5,490

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,943
Undergraduate enrollment 6,943
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 127
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$15

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 52 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NJCAA Division IIIMenWomen
Baseball 20-
Basketball 1210
Bowling 53
Golf 10-
Soccer 1618
Softball -13
Track and Field, X-Country 42
Volleyball -8

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1978 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1978 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1978 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1978 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1978 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1978 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1978 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1978 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program

01/01/1989 - 12/31/2009Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

01/29/1997 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

12/03/1992 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

10/01/2003 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 571
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate11.8%
Number in default115
Number in repayment974

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 01017600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General03-
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management02-
Turf and Turfgrass Management12-
Category total17-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping1017-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General12145
Banking and Financial Support Services06-
Business Administration and Management, General3362
Business/Commerce, General112-
Casino Management1--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management11-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General818-
Real Estate53-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General414-
Tourism and Travel Services Management-5-
Category total451267
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant00-
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician16-
Category total16-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Specific Applications1--
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-6-
Computer Support Specialist-9-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications3252
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance15-
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General0--
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician4--
Network and System Administration/Administrator-0-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design327-
Category total12722
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-34-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-7-
Category total-41-
Engineering Colleges
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering-0-
Pre-Engineering-1-
Category total-1-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD-2-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician09-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-2-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD-5-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-6-
Category total024-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant4-2
Family and Community Services-12-
Category total4122
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant-0-
Dental Assisting/Assistant9-10
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-21-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-0-
Dietetic Technician-6-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-0-
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-33-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--15
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder21--
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist8--
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist--2
Medical/Clinical Assistant--4
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist19--
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer-21-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-112-
Category total5719331
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections2--
Criminal Justice/Police Science0--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-41-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician030
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other10-
Category total3440
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-31
Category total-31
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-75-
Category total-75-
Library Science Colleges
Library and Information Science4--
Category total4--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology40-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/163-
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology-1-
Category total204-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef361
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other8--
Culinary Arts/Chef Training0140
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager0--
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager-7-
Category total11271
Precision Production Colleges
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC32-
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist23-
Welding Technology/Welder155-
Category total2010-
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician-2-
Chemical Technology/Technician-0-
Physical Science Technologies/Technicians, Other-0-
Category total-2-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Graphic Design1--
Category total1--
Grand total17964744