Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD)

801 W. Fort Street, Detroit, MI

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Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) is a two-year community college serving the metropolitan and rural areas of Detroit, Michigan. The College has six campuses that are located in industrial, rural and metro areas where the State's technical and skilled occupations are concentrated. WCCCD provides college transfer programs in liberal arts for those students hoping to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree. WCCCD, which has more than 90 academic programs, places a very strong emphasis on its occupational and professional career certificate programs.

Wayne County Community College District has recently added new programs, improved its offering of student services, and has upgraded its facilities and technology. Improvements at WCCCD include:

  • Expanding Programs and Courses Based on Market Needs and Student Demands
  • Capital Improvement Program: Building for the Future
  • National Summits and Conferences
  • Instructional Delivery: Making Education Accessible
  • Special Initiatives
  • Community Events and Programs: Lifelong Learning
  • Workforce Development Partnerships
  • Professional Institutes and Services
  • Seamless Transition from High School to College
  • Award Winning Marketing Programs
  • Community Leaders Participation and Guidance
  • Student Scholarship Fund: Education for Empowerment
  • Widely Recognized Academic and Non Academic Programs


    Wayne County Community College District was established in 1967 and opened its doors in 1969. When it was founded, the college did not have its own buildings or facilities. Instead, classes were held in local public schools and buildings in Wayne County.


    The academic calendar for Wayne County Community College District follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters.

    Colleges and Schools

    The academic units at WCCCD are divided into programs and divisions, rather than into colleges and schools.

    Student Life

    Student activities are available at each of the WCCCD campuses, and cover social, political, academic, recreational and cultural interests.

    Students at WCCCD benefit from a wider range of services than ever before, all designed to help them achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals. The Student Services staff at WCCCD will help guide students in choosing the correct program to meet their goals, whether they are to earn a professional/vocational certificate, to meet the requirements for transfer to a four-year university or for lifelong enrichment.

    Academic advisors and staff in the Career Planning and Placement offices will help students choose their classes. Student Services are available at all five WCCCD campuses.


    The traditional school colors for Wayne County Community College District are blue and white. The mascot is the "wildcat" and the athletic teams are nicknamed the WCCCD "Wildcats."


    The WCCCD "Wildcats" athletic teams compete in men's and women's basketball, among others.

    Satellite Campuses

    Wayne County Community College District offers online learning as well as onsite learning, and is comprised of six campuses, including:

    • Downriver Campus
    • Downtown Campus
    • Eastern Campus
    • University Center
    • Northwest Campus
    • Western Campus

      Community Life

      The motto of WCCCD is: "Where learning leads to a better life." This motto carries over into the local community, where many events and initiatives from WCCCD are designed to serve students as well as the public. Some recent WCCCD sponsored or partnered events are the Adoption Festival, Hispanic Heritage Festival, Chancellor's Reading Carnival, International Taste Festival, Bridge to Asia, Passport to Africa, Family Learning Day, School Safety Summit, Spring Book Festival, Global Speaker Series, Global Women's Conference, and more.

      Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

      The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

      Tuition & Fees Information

      • Tuition estimates per year:
        • State Residents: $2,500-$3,100
        • Out-of-State: $3,500-$4,247
      • Charges for part-time students are:
        • State Residents: $110-$130 per credit unit
        • Nonresidents: $150-$180 per credit unit

      Financial Aid Details

      The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

       Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
      Any Financial Aid92%-
      Receiving Grants & Scholarships89%$5,385
      Receiving Student Loans41%$4,156

      Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

      Student Services

      To help support students, Wayne County Community College District may offer student services like those listed below:

      • Online course work available
      • Remedial instructional courses
      • Career path counseling
      • Assisting students to find work
      • Child care

      Graduation & Transfer Rates

      Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how WCCCD compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Wayne County and community colleges in Michigan in total.

       WCCCDWayne CountyMichigan
      Graduation Rate13.3%12.0%14.7%
      Transfer-out Rate25.8%36.3%26.7%

      Specialized Programs & Accreditations

      Campus: Wayne County Community College - Northwest Campus

      • Dental Assistant Program
        • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1982)
      • Dental Hygienist Program
        • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1983)

      Campus: Wayne County Community College District

      • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
        • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1982)
      • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
        • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1983)
      • Dietetic Technician Program
        • Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 2008)

      Programs Offered

      The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

      Get more information about the programs offered by Wayne County Community College District by clicking the request information to the right.

      (C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

      Business and Marketing Studies

      Communication Technology

      Communications and Journalism

      Computer and Information Sciences

      Construction Trades



      Engineering Technology

      Family and Consumer Sciences

      Foreign Languages and Literature

      Health and Clinical Professions

      Interdisciplinary Studies

      Legal Professions and Studies

      Liberal Arts and Sciences

      Library Science

      Mechanic and Repair Technology

      Personal and Culinary Services

      Precision Production

      Public Administration and Social Services

      Security and Protective Services

      Visual and Performing Arts

      Other Community Colleges Nearby

      The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Wayne County Community College District.

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