Wilkes Community College: Ranking & Review

United States

Wilkes Community College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,6651,1731,492

1,238 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

362 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Wilkes Community College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Wilkes Community College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Wilkes Community College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$2,432$8,576
Fees for full-time undergraduates$140$140
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$76$268

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities196196
Health Professions and Related Programs103103
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians6262
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences6161
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services5050
Precision Production4949
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service4646
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields4141
Visual and Performing Arts3434
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2929
Personal and Culinary Services88
Construction Trades22
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences
Grand Total692692

A total of 692 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Wilkes Community College.

Graduation rate26%32%21%
  • Full-time retention rate - 66%
  • Part-time retention rate - 36%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementWilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College system, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond. Wilkes Community College enhances the quality of life through quality education and workforce development, including basic skills, occupational, technical and pre-baccalaureate programs; economic development services to business and industry, both public and private; and community development through a variety of services, cultural activities and recreational opportunities.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff422
Instructional FTE223
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.wilkescc.edu
Address1328 South Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, North Carolina, 28697
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Distant
City population3,000