Wilkes Community College is a two-year community college that serves the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties. It is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. If you are looking to enhance your quality of life by learning new skills to cope with today’s rapidly changing world, or moving forward in your educational journey, Wilkes College is the place for you. Through its various programs and development services Wilkes Community College strives to improve your quality of life.
The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees, certificates and diplomas.
This is an equal opportunity college and the campuses located at the Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties offer a wide variety of programs ranging from accounting, architecture, business administration and automotive systems to basic law, computer technology and health services.
If you have time or place constraints and are not able to attend college you can opt for the distance learning programs offered by them. This enables you to learn at your convenience in the comfort of your home or office.
To respond to the ongoing changes in technology there is a need to create continuing education to enhance your current skills or even learn new ones. Wilkes Community College has a division for Continuing Education to respond to these needs by providing services not only to individuals but also to businesses and industries within the Alleghany, Ashe and Wilkes counties.
Wilkes Community College has one purpose in mind – to help you to be successful and you can take advantage of the array of programs and services they offer to achieve your goals.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,400. 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 estimates are:
- State Residents: $2,400-$2,800
- Out-of-State: $8,500-$10,180
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $74-$89 per unit
- Out-of-State: $270-$320 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||66%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||66%||$4,300|
|Receiving Student Loans||11%||$3,074|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Wilkes Community College may offer services like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- 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 this school, versus those community colleges in North Carolina, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Wilkes Community College||Wilkes County||North Carolina|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1986)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2014)
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 Wilkes 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
Personal and Culinary 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 Wilkes Community College.
- Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute in Hudson, NC (26 miles away)
- Mitchell Community College in Statesville, NC (29 miles away)
- Surry Community College in Dobson, NC (31 miles away)
- Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, NC (31 miles away)
- Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, NC (41 miles away)