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 Wilkes Community College

Wilkes Community College - Wilkesboro, NC

1328 South Collegiate Dr, Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697

General information:(336)838-6100
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:2,519( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 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
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
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 $1,719 $1,927 $2,248 -14%
Out-of-state $7,841 $8,071 $8,392 -4%
Books and supplies $1,100 $1,100 $1,200 -8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 0%
Other $4,200 $4,200 $4,200 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,200 $3,200 $3,200 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,819 $3,027 $3,448 0%
Off Campus $13,019 $13,227 $13,648 0%
Off Campus with Family $6,019 $6,227 $6,648 0%
On Campus $8,941 $9,171 $9,592 0%
Off Campus $19,141 $19,371 $19,792 0%
Off Campus with Family $12,141 $12,371 $12,792 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,128
In-state fees $120
Out-of-state tuition $8,272
Out-of-state fees $120
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 295 78% --
Grant or scholarship aid 287 76% $1,511,589 $5,267
Federal grants 257 68% $1,352,253 $5,262
Pell grants 257 68% $1,243,322 $4,838
Other federal grants 55 15% $108,931 $1,981
State/local government grant or scholarships 159 42% $136,348 $858
Institutional grants or scholarships 48 13% $22,988 $479
Student loan aid 32 9% $98,716 $3,085
Federal student loans 32 9% $98,716 $3,085
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
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 1,673 60% $9,855,684 $5,891
Pell grants 1,482 53% $7,120,821 $4,805
Federal student loans 246 9% $1,350,361 $5,489


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.
Average net price $2,836 $3,544 $2,838
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 $961 $3,344 $1,723
$30,001 - $48,000 $1,411 $4,313 $2,087
$48,001 - $75,000 $3,246 $6,085 $3,093
$75,001 - $110,000 $4,126 $5,209 $5,288
$110,001 and more Not applicable $6,649 Not applicable

• 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.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 2,519
Undergraduate enrollment 2,519
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 306
Graduate enrollment 0

•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, 39 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IIMenWomen
Baseball 21-
Volleyball -11


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1970 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

12/04/1986 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations11 1
Liquor law violations002
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 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 002
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


Default Rate14.1%
Number in default14
Number in repayment99

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00298300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


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

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General1011
Category total1011
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General1123
Marketing/Marketing Management, General002
Office Management and Supervision935
Category total10444
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician-00
Category total-00
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General000
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications19-10
Information Technology19613
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager3-1
Category total41624
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other010
Category total011
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0011
Elementary Education and Teaching0-0
Teacher Assistant/Aide0-4
Category total0015
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician008
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician19-6
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician6-3
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians,20316
Category total45333
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development4--
Category total4--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dental Assisting/Assistant-14-
Medical/Clinical Assistant3429
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other1123
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--26
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--7
Category total41985
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science37--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies007
Category total3707
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies--0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other--18
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-386
Category total-3104
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician-1-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician1418
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician1069
Category total24817
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef--4
Culinary Arts/Chef Training2-4
Category total2-8
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder-3-
Category total-3-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art1-3
Category total1-3
Grand total16947352