Wharton County Junior College (WCJC)
911 Boling Hwy, Wharton, TX
- FAFSA School Code: 003668
- Phone: (979) 532-4560
- School Homepage
- Phone: (979) 532-6381
- Admissions Page
Financial Aid Office
- Phone: (979) 532-6346
- Financial Aid Page
Wharton County Junior College was founded in 1946 in Wharton, Texas. The school operates three satellite campuses in addition to the main campus in Wharton. These campuses are located in Richmond, Sugarland, and Bay City. WCJC offers quality educational opportunities to its service community and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Wharton County Junior College provides residents with low cost education, career assistance, and community development, and is constantly improving course offerings and facilities to meet the needs of students in a constantly changing environment.
Wharton County Junior College provides degree, certificate and continuing education programs for its community. Certificate and technical degree programs provide training for careers, allowing graduates to begin immediately. Certificate programs tend to be short than degree programs, with degree programs including general education courses as part of the overall curriculum. Academic programs may cover the first two years of a four year education and allow for transfer into a bachelor's program.
Some programs offered include:
- Criminal Justice
- Business and Office Administration
- Network Administration
Admissions and Financial Aid
All applications to Wharton County Junior College are handled through Applytexas.org. To begin the application process students must make an account and submit their application online. Interested students should be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Financial aid is available for eligible students on a yearly basis in the form of grants, loans and scholarships. Eligibility is reviewed on yearly basis by WCJC. Students interested in financial aid awards should contact the financial aid office to inquire about eligibility and financial aid options.
Wharton County Junior College provides athletic programs at the intercollegiate level. Such programs are offered to encourage students to partake in teamwork, develop discipline, learn to socialize, and to maintain good mental and physical health. The program offerings are limited, but competitive.
Athletic programs offered:
- Volleyball (Women Only)
- Rodeo (Men Only)
- Baseball (Men Only)
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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $2,800. 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: $770-$920
- Out-of-State: $1,500-$1,843
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $2,100-$2,500 per unit
- Out-of-State: $3,900-$4,700 per 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||61%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||50%||$5,429|
|Receiving Student Loans||23%||$4,702|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 12%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Wharton County Junior College may offer services including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares WCJC against community colleges in the entire state of Texas.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1971)
- Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 1991)
- Radiology Technician Program (more info)
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1984)
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 Wharton County Junior College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
- Agricultural Business and Management (A)
- Farm and Ranch Management
- Agricultural Business Technology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Biology (A)
Business and Marketing Studies
- Commerce (A)
- Administrative Assistant (A, C)
Computer and Information Sciences
- Computer Aided Design (CAD) (A, C)
- Architectural Drafting cad (C)
- Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (A)
- Nuclear Engineering Technology
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
- Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Professions and Studies
- Paralegal (A)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
- General Studies (A)
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
- Cosmetology (C)
- Chemistry (A)
- Welding (C)
- Psychology (A)
Recreation and Fitness Studies
- Sports Medicine (A)
- Nuclear Power Technology (A)
- Chemical Technology (A, C)
Security and Protective Services
- Police Science (A, C)
- Fire Science (C)
Visual and Performing Arts
- Art Studies
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