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Wharton County Junior College is a public institution situated in Wharton, Texas. The surrounding location of Wharton is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

2,546 Full-Time Undergraduates
$768 Avg In-State Tuition

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Wharton County Junior 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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Value Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Dental Support Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Dental Support Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Wharton County Junior College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Value Colleges for Dental Support Services College Factual
#8 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services College Factual
#13 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health Professions College Factual
#36 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Nursing Degree Search
#52 Best Dental Support Services Schools College Factual
#99 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is Wharton County Junior College?

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Contact details for Wharton County Junior College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 911 Boling Hwy, Wharton, TX 77488
Phone: 979-532-4560
Website: https://www.wcjc.edu/

Can I Afford Wharton County Junior College?

$768 In-State Tuition
29% Take Out Loans
8.6% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Wharton County Junior College students paid $32 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $84 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $768 $2,016
Fees $2,856 $2,856
Books and Supplies $1,375 $1,375
On Campus Room and Board $4,830 $4,830
On Campus Other Expenses $3,075 $3,075

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 Wharton County Junior College, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $4,989 a year. That adds up to $19,956 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wharton County Junior College is 8.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Wharton County Junior College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,546 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,099 undergraduate students at Wharton County Junior College, with 2,546 being full-time and 3,553 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 2,546 full-time undergraduates at Wharton County Junior College, 45% are male and 55% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wharton County Junior College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 423
Black or African American 272
Hispanic or Latino 1,050
White 760
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 41

Online Learning at Wharton County Junior College

4,066 Took All Classes Online
5,142 Took At Least One Class Online
150.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 5,142 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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Online Growth Rankings of Wharton County Junior College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wharton County Junior College was 150.7%. This is the #263 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Wharton County Junior College regardless of major.

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%.

Wharton County Junior College Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 67 0 0 67
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 12 3 20 35
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 0 33 33
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 28 28
Welding Technology/Welder 0 0 22 22
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 21 0 21
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 8 9 2 19
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 3 14 17
Radiologic Technology 0 16 0 16
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 13 0 13
General Drafting & Design Technology 0 11 1 12
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 0 10 0 10
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 0 0 5 5
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 5 0 5
Instrumentation Technology 0 0 3 3
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Construction Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology 0 0 0 0
Surgical Technology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 87 95 128 310

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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