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?
- The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Wilkes Community College.
- In 2017-2018, 25% of the faculty were full-time.
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.
Where Is Wilkes Community College?
Contact details for Wilkes Community College are given below.
|Address:||1328 South Collegiate Dr, Wilkesboro, NC 28697|
How Do I Get Into Wilkes Community College?
You can apply to Wilkes Community College online at: https://www2.cfnc.org/exclusive.html#/applicationlogin/WilkCC/Undergrad/WilkCCUndergradApp
Can I Afford Wilkes Community College?
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
Of the 988 full-time undergraduates at Wilkes Community College, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wilkes Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||29|
|Hispanic or Latino||82|
Online Learning at Wilkes Community College
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|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||54||11||2||67|
|General Engineering Technology||42||18||4||64|
|Business Administration & Management||15||21||15||51|
|Computer Information Systems||34||11||4||49|
|Precision Metal Working||25||0||10||35|
|Architectural Engineering Technology||20||6||3||29|
|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|
|Human Development & Family Studies||1||0||0||1|
*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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