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Detroit, MI 48226
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Wayne County Community College District

Wayne County Community College District Rating: 3.3/5 (3 votes)

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Introduction

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Wayne County Community College District is one of the largest community colleges in the United States. The school maintains five campuses and one center in the Detroit Metropolitan and surrounding areas.

Academics

The school offers a variety of associate degrees, including associate in arts (AA), associate in science (AS), and associate in applied science (AAS), as well as certificate programs. The associate degrees are designed to prepare students for four-year institutions or provide a solid knowledge base for entry into the workforce. The certificate programs do not typically take as long and provide students with real-world knowledge to use in entry-level positions within the workforce.

In addition, continuing education, distance learning, the opportunity to study abroad, and dual enrollment for high school students are also available.

The continuing education program provides diversified seminars and non-credit courses, as well as short-term certificates, youth classes and online classes. Distance learning provides students with a flexible learning environment within three options: (1) online classes, (2) live-interactive online courses, and (3) interactive television courses. Specialty programs for distance learning include business, finance, insurance, service and hospitality, law, healthcare, engineering, and technology online. Dual enrollment gives high school students a jump start on their college education by providing high school credit as well as college credit for specific classes.

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Admissions

Admissions are open to all students interested in furthering their education and who have graduated with a diploma from a secondary school or equivalent.

To be considered for admission, prospective students must:

  • submit an application for admission (students may do so online)
  • provide transcripts (for transfer students only)
  • take an assessment test
  • meet with an academic advisor

International students should fill out and submit an application and affidavit of support form to the college. Once the forms are received, an Admissions representative will contact the student with further instructions.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office provides a variety of aid options. Students may be eligible for grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study. The school’s website provides detailed information along with descriptions of all financial aid available to qualifying students. All students are required to fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the following semester deadlines: Fall semester—March 1; Spring semester—October 1; and, Summer semester—February 1.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6081st for the average student loan amount.
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Students

The college serves a wide range of commuting students, including students preparing for four-year institutions, students seeking associate degrees, high school students, international students, continuing education students, distance learners, and working professionals.

Campuses include: Downriver Campus, Northwest Campus, Downtown Campus, Western Campus, and Easter Campus. In addition, the college has a learning center through the Eastern Campus, in Detroit.

There are several opportunities for students to get involved in campus life including art galleries, an international book fair, college athletics, as well as many services such as academic counseling, a campus bookstore, and a career placement center.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

The athletic department is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA). The college supports the following sports teams: men’s basketball, volleyball, golf, and cross country, as well as women’s cross country, basketball, and volleyball. The mascot is Wildcats.

Information Summary

Ranks 83rd in Michigan and 3818th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.01
Arrest 1 0.00

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 9,512 1.33
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 344 0.05
Forcible Rape 427 0.06
Robbery 4,962 0.70
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 15,994 2.24
Larceny 16,456 2.31
Vehicle theft 11,368 1.59

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Detroit, MI 48226
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population6,138 (6,138 urban / N/A rural)
Households2,630 (1.45 people per house)
Median Household Income$29,770
Families626 (2.41 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2614

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4578th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,448 $2,712 $3,432
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $268 $268 $268
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $102 $113 $143
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,396 $4,660 $5,380
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $11,824 $12,088 $12,808
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,232 $7,496 $8,216

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,404 $2,644 $2,908(N/C) $3,628(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $2,300(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $4,415(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,910(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,810(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 10 2,137 101 69 15 758 136 3,244
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 17 2 1 8 29
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 1
American Sign Language (ASL) 1 1 2
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 124 8 11 3 59 14 219
Building/Property Maintenance 19 19
Business Administration and Management, General 68 5 1 24 2 100
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 2 1 2 5
Child Care and Support Services Management 10 2 1 13
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 1 1
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 17 1 4 1 23
Computer Support Specialist 1 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 1
Corrections 43 4 11 58
Criminal Justice/Police Science 21 2 18 4 45
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration 1 1
Dental Assisting/Assistant 5 1 1 3 2 13
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 5 1 9 15
Dietetic Technician 1 1
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 1 1 2
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce 2 2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other 15 3 18
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2 2
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 2 2
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 1 1 3
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 71 4 1 1 46 6 130
Engineering, General 1 1 2
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 1
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology 2 2 4
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management 5 3 8
Forensic Science and Technology 3 3
Game and Interactive Media Design 2 2
Gerontology 4 1 5
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 90 3 1 1 34 8 137
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other 2 2
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant 120 7 3 1 38 16 187
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 12 1 1 14
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 6 1,223 45 35 4 356 73 1,755
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 4 4
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 3 1 4
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 1 1
Mortuary Science and Embalming/Embalmer 3 1 4
Natural Resources Management and Policy 1
Network and System Administration/Administrator 3 3
Office Management and Supervision 6 3 9
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 6 4 10
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 21 1 22
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3 57 7 11 1 76 1 156
Religion/Religious Studies
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician 1 1 2
Social Work 1 1 2
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 8 1 1 2 12
Surgical Technology/Technologist 114 5 1 29 7 156
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1 1 1 3
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 11 2 7 1 21
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster 1 2 3
Welding Technology/Welder 3 1 1 5

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1084th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $73,682 ($75,053 male / $64,827 female)
Number of FT Faculty 77 (36 male / 41 female)
Number of PT Faculty 936
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits $9,314,400
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