Westmoreland County Community College: Narrative Description

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400 Armbrust Rd.
Youngwood, PA 15697-1898
Tel: (724)925-4000
Admissions: (724)925-4123
Fax: (724)925-1150
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wccc-pa.edu/


County-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 85-acre rural campus with easy access to Pittsburgh. Total enrollment: 6,194. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,548 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,657 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 3,537 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 2% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 45% 25 or older. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Seton Hill College, University of Pittsburgh.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, dental services programs. Options: electronic application, early admission. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Area resident tuition: $1830 full-time, $61 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3810 full-time, $129 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5640 full-time, $191 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $120 full-time, $4 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. 34,522 books and 643 serials. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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