West Shore Community College, located in Scottville, Michigan, was founded in 1967 to provide service and education to residents of Mason and Manistee Counties. WSCC is a public two year institution and since its foundation has expanded its facilities to accommodate growth in enrollment and to keep pace with the changing technological and educational advancements within the United States. Additionally, the school offers facilities for sports, including a recently added ice arena, as well a s full service student campus center. The school also maintains a partnership with West Shore Medical Center to provide additional in Manistee County.
West Shore Community College offers a number of programs to assist students in pursuing academic or career oriented goals. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education then transfer those credits to a four year institution and complete the final two years of a bachelor's degree. Transfer to public Wisconsin schools is made easier through agreements in place that put forth guidelines for guaranteed transfer. Career training programs prepare students for entry into he work force through skill development, allowing them to pursue work opportunities upon completion of the program. Such programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or associate degree that demonstrates competency in the field of study to potential employers.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
West Shore Community College is an open enrollment institution allowing students who meet the minimum requirements for admission to enroll upon submission of the admissions application. Students must provide transcripts and complete a placement exam, and are encouraged to participate in orientation and meet with a counselor prior to enrollment.
Financial aid forms should be submitted prior to the start of each academic year, and is offered to students who maintain fulltime program enrollment. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will be used to determine financial needs, program eligibility and monetary awards. Aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,900. 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: $2,200-$2,600
- Out-of-State: $5,200-$6,192
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $91-$110 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $220-$260 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||79%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||74%||$4,033|
|Receiving Student Loans||10%||$3,541|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, West Shore Community College may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
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 West Shore Community College, versus those community colleges in Michigan, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|West Shore Community College||Mason County||Michigan|
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 West Shore 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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to West Shore Community College.
- Montcalm Community College in Sidney, MI (77 miles away)
- Mid Michigan Community College in Harrison, MI (78 miles away)
- Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College in Mount Pleasant, MI (83 miles away)
- Kirtland Community College in Roscommon, MI (105 miles away)
- North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, MI (122 miles away)