Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood

Youngwood, PA

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Overview

Westmoreland County Community College offers 370-degree programs and 132 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. 37.2% are women, and 62.8% are men. Westmoreland County Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Westmoreland County Community College is 3456$, that is at the level of national average. 12% of full-time Westmoreland County Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $29,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Westmoreland County Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$3,456
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Westmoreland County Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$1,835
$30,001 - $48,000$3,078
$48,001 - $75,000$5,311
$75,001 - $110,000$6,896
$110,001+$7,159

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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17%

Types of financial aids

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1449 of Westmoreland County Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 26 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Westmoreland County Community College number 118 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Westmoreland County Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
78.9%
$4,746
$30,001 - $48,000
87.88%
$4,215
$48,001 - $75,000
65.82%
$1,776
$75,001 - $110,000
15.49%
$306
$110,001+
0%
$0

Salary After Attending

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$29,500

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Westmoreland County Community College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate

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12%
BELOW AVERAGE

Westmoreland County Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

12% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Westmoreland County Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Westmoreland County Community College is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

18:1
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Men/Women

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Westmoreland County Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Westmoreland County Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 145 Pavillion Lane address in Youngwood, Pennsylvania.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Westmoreland County Community College with 0.12% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Westmoreland County Community College offers 370 programs in total: 160 are for Associate's degree, 160 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 50 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state, with one of the highest number of less than 1-year certificate. Westmoreland County Community College is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 132 distance learning programs that are offered in the Westmoreland County Community College: 66 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 48 - for Associate's degree and 18 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.

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Westmoreland County Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5184 students with 132271 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Westmoreland County Community College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

One of the worst schools out there. They constantly make mistakes. Every time things seem like they are sorted out they mess up something else. They have wasted so much of my time and money and set me behind in pursuing my degree. I would not reccomend anyone to go here it's truly a disgrace.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I have always used WCCC for online and traditional general and prerequisite courses for various degree programs. The staff have always been very professional and eager to teach. The online courses were always very well organized and easy to follow along. I highly recommend this school!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This is by far the worst college I have ever, EVER been to! Every year it's something new that they screw up! Just recently I used an unsubsidized federal loan and they are trying to pull the wool over my eyes, yet again! Out of the total reward, they cut me a check for $300 when all of my fees, books, and tuition didn't even touch the full amount!!!!!! I hate this school with a passion! A fiery hatred that I hope one day, sooner rather than later, someone steps in and shuts it down!The teachers are a joke! I feel sorry for the teachers that actually do a great job, they get mulled over with the bad ones which are far more. All of them have high horses and aim to make you fail. Worst is, no one does anything about it!My advice, stay as far away from this school as you possibly can. Run! Go to somewhere that is rated terrible, and that school will be better than this one!!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This is my second semester and I've been happy there. As an older student I've felt encouraged and supported since I first walked into the student services center to find out about school. Being a student at my age is a wonderful social experiment. You get exactly what you put into the experience. If you seek out information, do the work, show up and put the time in you will have success.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Truly, I really do like this school. I think it is a good place to begin the college life, and get your needed core classes before spending a ton of money on a four year university. At least here, you can get what you need and meanwhile you can decide on your official career. I like the faculty and most people on campus are friendly and easy to work with.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 145 Pavilion Lane

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7249254000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: https://wccc.edu

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