Walla Walla Community College, located in Walla Walla, Washington, was founded in 1967. The school is a multi campus institution, providing services and education to a larges and highly populated service area. The school opened to an initial enrollment of 850 students, and currently has an annual enrollment of over 13,000 students. The school maintains several locations, including Clarkston and Washington State Penitentiary. The school is dedicated to providing the best education and services possible for its students a residents of its service area, and as a result is constantly reviewing and updating programs as needed to ensure they meet the needs of current and future enrollees.
Walla Walla Community College offers a large number of programs that allow for academic transfer or career training and development. Individuals interested in academic transfer will complete a predetermined amount of credits that equal the first two years of a four year education. Once earned, students will apply to four year institutions in order to continue their education, eventually earning a bachelor's degree. Transfer to a public Washington college or university is made easier through transfer agreements that guarantee admissions if certain criteria are met. Individuals seeking transfer to out of state or private institutions should meet with a counselor to develop a curriculum that meets the transfer requirements of the given school or schools.
Career training programs allow students to receive education and training in a high demand field, allowing for entry into the workforce as a qualified professional upon completion. Students will take a mixture of traditional and practical courses as needed by their area of study, with practical courses providing a forum for training that is supervised by a seasoned professional of the field. Such programs take between one and two years to complete, conferring a certificate or degree upon completion which demonstrates competency and assists in employer confidence when seeking employment.
Programs offered include:
All programs may be viewed by visiting the school website or requesting additional information via our expansive digital library of accredited colleges and universities.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Walla Walla Community College is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that allows any individual seeking a post-secondary education to enroll as long as they meet the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants must supply a completed application, transcripts and test scores, as well as pay all accrued fees. Students may also be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. The school encourages meeting with a counselor to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum. Participation in student orientation is also encouraged in order to familiarize oneself with the school and campus.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine the extent of one's needs and aid program eligibility when constructing a financial aid packet. Aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,800. 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
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $4,200-$5,000
- Out-of-State: $5,700-$6,804
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $120-$140 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $130-$160 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||80%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||72%||$5,666|
|Receiving Student Loans||29%||$4,463|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Walla Walla Community College may offer student services like:
- Online course work available
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Washington, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Walla Walla Community College||Walla Walla County||Washington|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1975)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Washington
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 Walla Walla Community 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 (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Walla Walla Community College.
- Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, OR (38 miles away)
- Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA (42 miles away)
- Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, WA (91 miles away)
- Yakima Valley Community College in Yakima, WA (113 miles away)
- Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, WA (116 miles away)