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Westmoreland County Community College Overview

Westmoreland County Community College is a public institution situated in Youngwood, Pennsylvania. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is Westmoreland County Community College Known For?

778 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Westmoreland College.
  • In 2017-2018, 22% of the faculty were full-time.

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Westmoreland County 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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#28 Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#161 Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#230 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Westmoreland County Community College?

Location of Westmoreland County Community College

Contact details for Westmoreland College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA 15697-1895
Phone: 724-925-4077
Website: https://westmoreland.edu

How Do I Get Into Westmoreland College?

You can apply to Westmoreland College online at: https://apply.westmoreland.edu/Datatel.ERecruiting.Web.External/Pages/Welcome.aspx

Westmoreland County 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 Westmoreland County Community College?

49% Take Out Loans
16.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Westmoreland College, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $5,607 a year. That adds up to $22,428 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Westmoreland College is 16.5%. 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.

Westmoreland County Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,701 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,645 undergraduate students at Westmoreland College, with 1,701 being full-time and 2,944 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Westmoreland College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,701 full-time undergraduates at Westmoreland College, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Westmoreland College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Westmoreland College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 48
Hispanic or Latino 46
White 1,510
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 74

Over 9 countries are represented at Westmoreland College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Canada.

Online Learning at Westmoreland County Community College

845 Took All Classes Online
2,979 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,979 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 51st most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Westmoreland College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Westmoreland County Community College was -1.5%. This is the #2,305 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Westmoreland College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 48%
Business Support & Assistant Services 20%
Business, Management & Marketing 26%
Education 12%
Entrepreneurial Studies 44%
General Business/Commerce 22%
Human Resource Management 56%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Arts & Media Management #13
Other Homeland Security #24
Data Processing #25
General Sales & Marketing #31
Criminology #35
Finance & Financial Management #78
Entrepreneurial Studies #96
Visual & Performing Arts #110
Information Technology #134
Human Resource Management #144
Business Support & Assistant Services #152
General Psychology #155
General Business/Commerce #185
Social Sciences #202
Psychology #212
Teacher Education Grade Specific #284
Accounting #302
Health & Medical Administrative Services #355
Criminal Justice & Corrections #424
Computer & Information Sciences #433
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #480

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%.

Westmoreland County Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Nursing 0 117 0 117
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 83 0 83
Health & Medical Administrative Services 22 22 18 62
Dental Support Services 12 18 14 44
General Business/Commerce 6 26 5 37
Allied Health Professions 0 37 0 37
Business Support & Assistant Services 22 7 1 30
Precision Metal Working 6 23 1 30
Human Services 0 25 0 25
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 24 0 0 24
Accounting 4 17 0 21
Culinary Arts 1 16 4 21
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 8 4 8 20
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 19 0 19
Human Resource Management 7 11 0 18
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2 15 0 17
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 16 0 17
Audiovisual Communications 6 5 0 11
Legal Support Services 0 10 1 11
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 8 0 9
Computer Programming 3 6 0 9
Computer Systems Networking 0 7 2 9
Information Technology 2 7 0 9
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 9 9
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 5 4 0 9
Hospitality Management 4 3 0 7
Computer Software & Applications 0 6 0 6
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
General Psychology 0 6 0 6
Design & Applied Arts 0 6 0 6
Real Estate 4 1 0 5
General Sales & Marketing 1 4 0 5
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 5 0 5
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 5 0 0 5
Criminology 0 5 0 5
Horticulture 0 4 0 4
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 4 0 4
Arts & Media Management 4 0 0 4
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 3 0 3
Finance & Financial Management 0 1 0 1
Graphic Communications 1 0 0 1
Data Entry 1 0 0 1
Data Processing 1 0 0 1
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Mechanics & Repairers 1 0 0 1
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Mining & Petroleum Technology 0 0 0 0
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0
Robotics Engineering 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0 0
Library & Archives Assisting 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 154 561 63 778

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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