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Wilkes Community College Overview

Wilkes Community College is a public institution located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Wilkesboro draws many to the area.

What Is Wilkes Community College Known For?

1,199 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Wilkes Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 25% of the faculty were full-time.

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Wilkes 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 Wilkes Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Most Popular Agricultural Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular General Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Most Popular Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Wilkes Community College?

Location of Wilkes Community College

Contact details for Wilkes Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1328 South Collegiate Dr, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: 336-838-6100

How Do I Get Into Wilkes Community College?

You can apply to Wilkes Community College online at:

Since Wilkes Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Wilkes Community College?

9% Take Out Loans
29.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Wilkes Community College, approximately 9% of students took out student loans averaging $2,415 a year. That adds up to $9,660 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wilkes Community College is 29.6%. 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.

Wilkes Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

988 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,692 undergraduate students at Wilkes Community College, with 988 being full-time and 1,704 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 988 full-time undergraduates at Wilkes Community College, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Wilkes Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Wilkes Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 29
Hispanic or Latino 82
White 808
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 51

Online Learning at Wilkes Community College

491 Took All Classes Online
1,226 Took At Least One Class Online
11.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,226 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 97th 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 Wilkes Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wilkes Community College was 11.1%. This is the #1,262 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wilkes Community College regardless of major.

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Administration & Management #411

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%.

Wilkes Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 254 32 29 315
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 199 0 199
Agricultural Production 87 23 11 121
Criminal Justice & Corrections 54 11 2 67
General Engineering Technology 42 18 4 64
Horticulture 41 6 6 53
Business Administration & Management 15 21 15 51
Accounting 27 12 10 49
Computer Information Systems 34 11 4 49
Precision Metal Working 25 0 10 35
Culinary Arts 10 12 12 34
Architectural Engineering Technology 20 6 3 29
Nursing 0 26 0 26
Teacher Education Grade Specific 13 5 6 24
Building Management & Inspection 15 1 5 21
Allied Health Professions 0 14 0 14
Design & Applied Arts 11 2 1 14
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 13 0 13
Dental Support Services 0 0 9 9
Mental & Social Health Services 0 8 0 8
General Engineering 0 3 0 3
Human Development & Family Studies 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 649 423 127 1,199


*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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