Wilkes Community College

Wilkesboro, NC 28697
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Wilkes Community College (WCC) is located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Community College system. The first classes were held at WCC all the way back in 1965 and it has continued to grow in size over the years, now serving several thousand students each year. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This school has a completely open admissions policy. It gives students the opportunity to earn many associate’s degrees and certificates. There is also a transfer program for students who want to go to four-year universities after taking care of prerequisite classes at WCC.

The WCC nursing program gives students the chance to earn associate’s degrees in nursing. The program is designed to be completed in two years and enrollment is limited. Students can sharpen their nursing skills at this school while being guided by experienced professionals. Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. There are also transfer opportunities for those who wish to earn bachelor’s degrees in nursing. The WCC associate’s degree nursing program has the full approval of the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students2,665
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 22
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 78%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1970 - 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$76/credit
In State Students$76/credit
Out of State Students$268/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 $3,420 $3,420 $12,060
ADN 70 $5,320 $5,320 $18,760
BSN 125 $9,500 $9,500 $33,500
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, 84% of Wilkes Community 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 69% $4,929
Other Federal Grant 2% $250
State Grant & Scholarships 32% $1,497
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 25% $619
Federal Student Loans 4% $4,241
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$3,869
$30,001 to $48,000$4,287
$48,001 to $75,000$5,052
$75,001 to $110,000$8,767
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.
Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

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