Wytheville Community College: Narrative Description

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1000 East Main St.
Wytheville, VA 24382-3308
Tel: (276)223-4700
Admissions: (276)223-4755
Fax: (276)223-4860
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wcc.vccs.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Virginia Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 141-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,450. 794 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 22 states and territories, 1 other country, 54% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to service region residents for allied health programs.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2,293 full-time, $63.70 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7,547 full-time, $209.65 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $75 full-time, $4.15 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Wytheville Community College Library with 29,000 books and 261 serials. 105 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Wytheville is located in a rich agricultural and cattle-raising area with most forms of commercial transportation available. A growing number of industries are located in the area, providing good part-time employment opportunities. Community facilities include a public library, churches, Jewish Synagogues in the neighboring towns of Bluefield and Bristol, a hospital, shopping areas, and a number of the civic and service organizations. Claytor Lake and the Jefferson National Forest provide opportunities for hunting, fishing, camping, and picnicking; other facilities within the city offer swimming and golf.

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