Wilkes Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,432
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$3,318
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
16.6%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
2,435
38.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
38.1%
138 Graduates

About

Wilkes Community College is a higher education institution located in Wilkes County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wilkes Community College were .

In 2020, 1,537 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wilkes Community College. 39.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 60.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,292 degrees), 9.79 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (132 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wilkes Community College is $2,432, which is $−5,548 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wilkes Community College is $2,432, which is $−5,548 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,318.

In 2020, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 3% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,432
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Wilkes Community College was $2,432. The cost of tuition at Wilkes Community College is $−5,548 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$3,318
2020 Value
0.896%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Wilkes Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,318. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Wilkes Community College grew by 0.896%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,890
Room and Board
$1,700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wilkes Community College was of $5,890 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,700. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
3%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Wilkes Community College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 12.2% with respect to 2019, when 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
16.6%
2018 Default Rate
24
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Wilkes Community College was 16.6%, which represents 24 out of the 145 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Wilkes Community College has a total enrollment of 2,435 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilkes Community College is 938 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,497. This means that 38.5% of students enrolled at Wilkes Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wilkes Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.9% White, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% Black or African American, 1.77% Two or More Races, 0.575% Asian, 0.329% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wilkes Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.3%), followed by White Male (33.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.61%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wilkes Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,435 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilkes Community College is 938 and the part-time enrollment is 1,497. This means that 38.5% of students enrolled at Wilkes Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Wilkes Community College was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Wilkes Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,922
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    259
  3. Black or African American
    56

The enrolled student population at Wilkes Community College is 78.9% White, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% Black or African American, 1.77% Two or More Races, 0.575% Asian, 0.329% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 118 students (4.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 335 fewer women than men received degrees from Wilkes Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wilkes Community College is white (1,292 degrees awarded). There were 9.79 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (132 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wilkes Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wilkes Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (273 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (361 degrees), and Precision Production (93 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wilkes Community College are Police officers (134,945 people), Other managers (99,715 people), Construction managers (50,722 people), Software developers (39,202 people), and Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists (37,755 people).

The most specialized majors at Wilkes Community College are Agriculture (273 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (361 degrees), Precision Production (93 degrees), Construction (39 degrees), and Protective Services (132 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wilkes Community College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Dentists, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Wilkes Community College are Agriculture (273 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (361 degrees), Precision Production (93 degrees), Construction (39 degrees), and Protective Services (132 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wilkes Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (324,307 people), Construction (139,459 people), Elementary & secondary schools (86,237 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (63,253 people), and Computer Systems Design (58,382 people).

The most specialized majors at Wilkes Community College are Agriculture (273 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (361 degrees), Precision Production (93 degrees), Construction (39 degrees), and Protective Services (132 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Wilkes Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wilkes Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

936
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
601
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 936 degrees were awarded to men at Wilkes Community College, which is 1.56 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (601).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 169 degrees were awarded to men at Wilkes Community College in Automobile Mechanics Technology, which is 18.8 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 138 degrees were awarded to women at Wilkes Community College in Animal Husbandry & Production, which is 2.03 times more than the 68 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 25% of students graduating from Wilkes Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wilkes Community College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.725% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,292 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    132 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wilkes Community College is white (1,292 degrees awarded). There were 9.79 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (132 degrees).

3.77% of degree recipients (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    791 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    501 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wilkes Community College is white male (791 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (501 degrees).

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Operations

Wilkes Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Wilkes Community College had a total salary expenditure of $34.5M. Wilkes Community College employs 103 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Wilkes Community College are Female No academic ranks (54), Male No academic ranks(49), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilkes Community College are: Management, with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 29 employees, and Service with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.3M
2020 Endowment
0.793%
decline from 2019

Wilkes Community College has an endowment valued at about $6.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Wilkes Community College declined 0.793% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.87M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $278k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Wilkes Community College received $278k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.1M
2020 Salaries
0.189%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Wilkes Community College paid a median of $15.1M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($34.5M) and a 0.189% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.7% growth from 2018 and a 1.35% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.53M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2020, Wilkes Community College paid a total of $5.53M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
103 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wilkes Community College were No academic rank with 103 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilkes Community College were Management with 37 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees; and Service with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wilkes Community College was Female No academic rank with 54 employees, and Male No academic rank with 49 employees.

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