Wayne County Community College

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School Overview

The Wayne County Community College District is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. Established in 1967, it operates six community college campuses in the metropolitan and surrounding areas. These campuses include Western, Eastern, Northwest, Downtown, University Square and Downriver.

Students at Wayne County Community College may pursue Associate’s degrees or College Certificates. The school specializes in career training and occupational programs, as well as transfer programs in which students may transfer course credits to a four-year university. The school also offers traditional college education, primarily in the field of Liberal Arts.

General Information

Admission Office

801 West Fort Street

Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 496-2600

Fax: (313) 962-1643

Contact: Adrian Phillips

Associate Vice Chancellor Student Services
Main Address

801 West Fort Street

Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 496-2600


Total undergrads: 21,540

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,117

Degree-seeking undergrads: 19,686


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $10

Online application fee: $10
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $1,979 $2,408 $2,658 $2,668 +0.38%
Books and Supplies $850 $850 $1,680 $1,700 +1.19%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $2,829 $3,258 $4,338 $4,368 +0.69%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 940 75%
Grant or scholarship aid 940 75% $3,463,402 $3,684
• Federal grants 791 63% $3,095,213 $3,913
• Pell grants 791 63% $3,094,463 $3,912
• Other federal grants 1 0% $750 $750
Local and state government scholarships or grants 252 20% $368,189 $1,461
Institutional scholarships or grants 0 0% $0
Student loan financial aid 441 35% $1,707,209 $3,871
• Federal student loans 441 35% $1,707,209 $3,871
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1254 143
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 92 1
Accounting Technology and Bookkeeping 28 1
Business Administration and Management 61
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Computer Programming/programmer 20
Network and System Administration/administrator 1
Construction Trades 2 2
Building/property Maintenance 2 2
Education 10
Elementary Education, Teaching and Instruction 10
Engineering Technology 7 14
Cad/cadd Drafting and/or Design Technology/technician 2 1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/technicians, Other 1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 2 13
Electromechanical Technology/electromechanical Engineering Technology 1
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 1
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 297 90
Dental Assisting/assistant 12
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 24
Dental Laboratory Technology/technician 8
Dietetic Technician 2
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 8 27
Emergency Room/trauma Nursing 1
Medical Insurance Specialist/medical Biller 1 4
Occupational Therapist Assistant 19
Pharmacy Technician/assistant 11
Phlebotomy Technician/phlebotomist 16
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies 1
Psychiatric/mental Health Services Technician 18
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 164
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling 11
Surgical Technology/technologist 33 1
Veterinary/animal Health Technology/technician and Veterinary Assistant 26
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 55
Corrections 27
Criminal Justice/police Science 27
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician 1
Human Services 1
Social Work 1
Legal Studies 8
Legal Assistant/paralegal 8
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 168
General Studies 168
Mechanics and Repairers 31 31
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/technician 1
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 6 7
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician 20 24
Heavy/industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 5 3
Gerontology 5 3
Precision Production Trades 6 2
Computer Numerically Controlled (cnc) Machinist Technology/cnc Machinist 2
Machine Tool Technology/machinist 1 2
Welding Technology/welder 3
Social Sciences 275
Social Sciences 275
Visual and Performing Arts 265
Art/art Studies 265
Work and Family Studies 11
Child Care and Support Services Management 8
Foodservice Systems Administration/management 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Forensic photography C
Graphic Design C
Music – General A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Entrepreneurial Studies C
Hotel/Motel Management C
Labor/Personnel Relations A
Project management C
Real Estate C

Communications Technologies

Radio/Television Broadcasting C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C


Education – General A
Elementary Education A
Secondary Education A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Computer Engineering A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Electromechanical Technologies A
Telecommunications A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Adult Development/Aging A
Child Care Management A,C
Institutional Food Production A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Dental Laboratory Technology C
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Mental Health Services Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Pharmacy Assistance A,C
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C
Surgical Technology A,C
Veterinarian Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Library Science

Library Assistance C
Library Science C

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Mechanics A,C
Aircraft Powerplant Technology A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Philosophy & Religion

Islamic Studies A
Religion/Religious Studies A

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology A,C
Tool/Die Technology A
Welding Technology A,C

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Law Enforcement Administration A

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Wayne County Community College District Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (313) 496-2600
Website: www.wcccd.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: www.wcccd.edu/pdfs/admission_application.pdf
Address: 801 W. Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48226
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 14,436
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 26 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 10,955 (76% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $3,263
Out-of-state Tuition: $3,998
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 77%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,934

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Wayne County Community College District Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Wayne County Community College District.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 95
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 103
Construction Trades 11
Education 1
Engineering 22
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 75
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 32
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 1211
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 23
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Library Science 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 95
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Precision Production 62
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 32
Grand total 7148

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Wayne County Community College District and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $3,263
Out-of-state $3,998
Books and supplies $1,460

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 418 77%
Grant or scholarship aid 416 77% $5,934
Student loan aid 122 23% $4,933

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 6,320 42% $3,933
Federal student loans 2,162 14% $5,021

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Wayne County Community College District. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Wayne County Community College District students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Wayne County Community College District Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 14,436
Undergraduate enrollment 14,436
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Wayne County Community College District Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program
    • Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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