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Washtenaw Community College Overview

Washtenaw Community College is a public institution situated in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ann Arbor is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Washtenaw Community College Known For?

4,550 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Washtenaw Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 26% of the faculty were full-time.

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Washtenaw Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Washtenaw Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#182 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Washtenaw Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Health Sciences & Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Best Value Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Washtenaw Community College?

Location of Washtenaw Community College

Contact details for Washtenaw Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800
Phone: 734-973-3300
Website: www.wccnet.edu

How Do I Get Into Washtenaw Community College?

You can apply to Washtenaw Community College online at: www.wccnet.edu/academics/admissions/application/

Washtenaw Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Washtenaw Community College?

22% Take Out Loans
17.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Washtenaw Community College, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $4,847 a year. That adds up to $19,388 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Washtenaw Community College is 17.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Washtenaw Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,013 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,978 undergraduate students at Washtenaw Community College, with 3,013 being full-time and 8,965 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Washtenaw Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,013 full-time undergraduates at Washtenaw Community College, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Washtenaw Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Washtenaw Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Washtenaw Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 123
Black or African American 370
Hispanic or Latino 223
White 1,967
International Students 92
Other Races/Ethnicities 238

Over 52 countries are represented at Washtenaw Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Washtenaw Community College

2,049 Took All Classes Online
4,089 Took At Least One Class Online
20.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,089 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Washtenaw Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 21st most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Washtenaw Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Washtenaw Community College was 20.6%. This is the #881 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Washtenaw Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Washtenaw Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Building Management & Inspection 26%
Construction Trades 43%
Education 3%
Other Precision Production 90%
Precision Production 34%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Washtenaw Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Washtenaw Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Precision Production #1
Plumbing & Water Supply #1
Precision Production #2
Building Management & Inspection #2
Construction Trades #4
Data Entry #6
General Sales & Marketing #6
Business Support & Assistant Services #26
Accounting #60
Teacher Education Grade Specific #77
Computer & Information Sciences #101
Education #201
Business Administration & Management #248
Business, Management & Marketing #315

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Washtenaw Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 347 1,791 2,138
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 404 0 0 404
Business Administration & Management 194 125 0 319
Industrial Production Technology 1 174 0 175
Nursing 0 143 0 143
Health Sciences & Services 0 111 0 111
Precision Metal Working 76 25 0 101
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 21 25 40 86
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 39 34 0 73
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 70 0 0 70
Building Management & Inspection 37 32 0 69
Human Development & Family Studies 44 19 0 63
Criminal Justice & Corrections 34 28 0 62
Accounting 30 24 0 54
Computer Programming 28 19 0 47
General Sales & Marketing 29 17 0 46
Dental Support Services 0 0 46 46
Culinary Arts 21 16 9 46
Design & Applied Arts 25 20 0 45
Computer Software & Applications 12 24 0 36
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 36 0 36
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 32 0 32
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 25 7 0 32
Business Support & Assistant Services 21 10 0 31
Computer Systems Networking 11 18 0 29
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 29 0 29
Allied Health Professions 16 12 0 28
Computer Engineering Technology 20 0 0 20
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 3 16 0 19
Music 13 0 0 13
Human Resource Management 12 0 0 12
Information Technology 6 6 0 12
Legal Support Services 0 12 0 12
Natural Resources Conservation 0 12 0 12
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 10 10
Other Precision Production 0 10 0 10
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 9 0 0 9
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 9 0 0 9
Computer Information Systems 0 8 0 8
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 8 0 8
Writing Studies 3 4 0 7
Entrepreneurial Studies 6 0 0 6
Journalism 0 6 0 6
Construction 2 3 0 5
Data Entry 4 0 0 4
General Engineering 0 4 0 4
International Studies 0 3 0 3
General Visual & Performing Arts 3 0 0 3
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 2 0 0 2
Fine & Studio Arts 0 2 0 2
Health & Physical Education 0 1 0 1
Woodworking 1 0 0 1
Human Services 1 0 0 1
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,232 1,422 1,896 4,550

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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