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Wayne Community College Overview

Wayne Community College is a public institution situated in Goldsboro, North Carolina. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Wayne Community College Known For?

2,091 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Wayne Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 32% of the faculty were full-time.

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Wayne Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#570 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Most Popular Forestry Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Natural Resources & Conservation Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#152 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Wayne Community College?

Location of Wayne Community College

Contact details for Wayne Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534-8002
Phone: 919-735-5151

How Do I Get Into Wayne Community College?

You can apply to Wayne Community College online at:

Wayne 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 Wayne Community College?

2% Take Out Loans
19.6% 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 Wayne Community College, approximately 2% of students took out student loans averaging $12,143 a year. That adds up to $48,572 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wayne Community College is 19.6%. 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.

Wayne Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,345 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,948 undergraduate students at Wayne Community College, with 1,345 being full-time and 1,603 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,345 full-time undergraduates at Wayne Community College, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Wayne Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Wayne Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 26
Black or African American 226
Hispanic or Latino 232
White 790
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 64

Online Learning at Wayne Community College

659 Took All Classes Online
1,801 Took At Least One Class Online
6.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,801 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 12th most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Wayne Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wayne Community College was 6.9%. This is the #1,536 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wayne Community College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 37%
Agricultural Production 26%
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 19%
Business Administration & Management 49%
Business, Management & Marketing 47%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 25%
Computer & Information Sciences 48%
Computer Information Systems 49%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 17%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 60%
Health Professions 35%
Homeland Security 42%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 26%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Wayne 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 Wayne Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Homeland Security #42
Health & Medical Administrative Services #208
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #297
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #321
Liberal Arts General Studies #321

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%.

Wayne Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Computer Information Systems 262 26 14 302
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 267 0 267
Business Administration & Management 173 44 34 251
Design & Applied Arts 162 20 14 196
Precision Metal Working 150 11 27 188
Health & Medical Administrative Services 111 31 29 171
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 51 32 26 109
Mechanical Engineering Technology 53 16 0 69
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 51 0 12 63
Accounting 29 20 0 49
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 34 11 1 46
Criminal Justice & Corrections 33 13 0 46
Dental Support Services 0 26 19 45
Teacher Education Grade Specific 34 8 0 42
Nursing 0 40 0 40
Agricultural Production 22 13 0 35
Forestry 20 13 0 33
Homeland Security 22 4 0 26
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 13 10 23
Agricultural Economics & Business 13 9 0 22
Horticulture 13 5 0 18
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 18 18
Human Development & Family Studies 14 0 0 14
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 8 0 8
Mental & Social Health Services 0 5 0 5
Computer Systems Networking 3 0 0 3
General Engineering 0 2 0 2
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,250 637 204 2,091


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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