Wharton County Junior College

Wharton, TX 77488
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Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) is located in Wharton, Texas. WCJC was established in 1946. This two-year college also has campuses in Bay City, Richmond, and Sugar Land. There are associate’s degree programs, certificate programs, and even many continuing education programs. Those who are looking to give themselves new career prospects will find that WCJC offers many potential paths. This junior college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The nursing program at WCJC offers students the chance to pursue vocational nursing or associate’s degree nursing. Students who have already obtained LVN status will be able to apply for the LVN-to-ADN track as well. Students will be learning in both a classroom setting and clinical settings in local hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and community-based agencies in the area. Students will be able to gain practical experience while steadily increasing their nursing knowledge at this school. The nursing program at WCJC is fully approved by the Texas State Board of Nursing.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students7,050
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 16
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 88.3%
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1951 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$32/credit
In State Students$32/credit
Out of State Students$84/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $1,440 $1,440 $3,780
ADN 70 $2,240 $2,240 $5,880
BSN 125 $4,000 $4,000 $10,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 57% of Wharton County Junior College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 35% $4,591
Other Federal Grant 2% $931
State Grant & Scholarships 12% $1,832
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 8% $3,368
Federal Student Loans 32% $5,194
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$2,769
$30,001 to $48,000$3,438
$48,001 to $75,000$6,450
$75,001 to $110,000$8,477
Over $110,000$8,599

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Wharton County Junior College
911 Boling Hwy
Wharton, TX 77488

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