Wharton County Junior College

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General Information

Admission Office

911 Boling Highway

Wharton, TX 77488-0080

(979) 532-4560

(800) 561-9252

Fax: (979) 532-6494

Contact: Karen Preisler

Director of Admissions/Registrar
Main Address

911 Boling Highway

Wharton, TX 77488

(979) 532-4560


Total undergrads: 6,115

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,337

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,115


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Test scores and school achievement record important factors for admission into nursing, dental hygiene, physical therapy, and radiology programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business Technology A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A

Communications Technologies

Desktop Publishing C
Graphic Communications A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – General C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C


Early Childhood Education A
Elementary Education A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Drafting C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management C
Child Development A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Hygiene A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Medical Records Technology A
Mental Health Services Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Surgical Technology C


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Physics A


Psychology – General A

Science Technologies

Chemical Technology A

Security & Protective Services

Fire Science/Firefighting C
Police Science A,C

Social Sciences

Criminology A
Sociology 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.

Wharton County Junior College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (979) 532-4560
Website: https://www.wcjc.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX
Address: 911 Boling Hwy, Wharton, TX 77488
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,904
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,237 (76% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $3,576
Out-of-state Tuition: $4,824
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 55%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,184

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

Wharton County Junior College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Wharton County Junior College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 23
Education 1
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 74
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 89
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 31
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Physical Sciences 3
Precision Production 1
Psychology 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 22
Social Sciences 2
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 2942

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Wharton County Junior College 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 $3,576
Out-of-state $4,824
Books and supplies $1,350

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 742 55%
Grant or scholarship aid 562 42% $5,184
Student loan aid 328 25% $4,828

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,753 41% $5,395
Federal student loans 1,102 16% $4,865

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Wharton County Junior College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 6,904
Undergraduate enrollment 6,904
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

Wharton County Junior College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*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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