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Located in Salisbury, on Maryland’s beautiful eastern shore, and serving Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties, is Wor-Wic Community College. Wor-Wic Community College was founded in June of 1975, when the State Board for Community Colleges gave the thumbs-up to creating a postsecondary vocational and technical community college for Worcester and Wicomico county residents. This two-year community college has grown considerably over the years and currently enrolls over 11,000 students annually in an average of 2,000 different classes. Wor-Wic students may choose to study at the over 200-acre main campus in Salisbury, or in various locations scattered throughout the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Main campus highlights include Henson Hall home of the nursing and radiologic technology programs, Guerrieri Hall home of the criminal justice department and Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy, the Student Center, the Jordan Center with child care facilities and classroom space for human services students, and the Workforce Development Center home to the continuing education and workforce development division, business department and the hotel-motel-restaurant management department.


Both credit and continuing education/workforce development courses are offered at Wor-Wic Community College, and associate’s degrees are awarded to students completing a minimum of 60 credit hours with a “C” (2.00) or better grade point average. Students may earn associate of applied science, associate of science, associate of arts, and associate of arts in teaching degrees in areas like Chemical Dependency Counseling, Business, Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services, Education, Radiologic Technology, Electronics, and Nursing. By working closely with business and industry representatives to formulate relevant programs of study and curricula, Wor-Wic faculty members ensure that students receive practical, real-world training in their chosen field. Non-credit continuing education and training programs are offered in areas like Real Estate Sales & Appraisal, Hospitality & Tourism, Computers, and Floristry & Landscaping. Wor-Wic is also the home of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (E.S.C.J.A.), as certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.

A great deal of academic flexibility is awarded to War-Wic students, such as self-paced courses where students work at their own pace to gain valuable field experience at work sites, in the laboratory, or in the classroom. Credit-awarding proficiency examinations are also offered for some courses, as are non-credit course audits, and course substitutions allowable by submitting a “Request for Course Substitution/Waiver” form to an advisor. Technology is applied to give students the freedom of participating in distance learning, with options like hybrid courses which mix classroom and web-based instruction, interactive television courses broadcast to Wor-Wic from other sites around Maryland, and online courses.

At Wor-Wic Community College academic performance is taken very seriously. Although the college operates on an open admission basis, any student who fails to meet academic progress standards may be subject to academic probation, suspension, or dismissal from the institution. Likewise, students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance may qualify for the Honors Program, which provides students perks like smaller classroom sizes, and special elective courses. Honors students also automatically fulfill course requirements for nearby four-year universities Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Financial Aid

A variety of scholarship and financial aid options are available to students via the Wor-Wic Financial Aid Office. All students should complete the FAFSA online at the time of their initial application or soon thereafter. Federal financial aid programs include loans, grants, and work-study programs. Additionally students may qualify for a variety of Maryland state scholarships and grants, local merit scholarships, local need-based scholarships, veterans’ benefits and more.

A powerful Wor-Wic financial aid program is the student-to-student scholarship contribution. By voluntarily donating just $1, Wor-Wic students have the potential to raise over $10,000 to award to students with financial need. All contributions are tax deductible.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6145th for the average student loan amount.
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Students at Wor-Wic are provided many helpful campus services by way of the Student Services Team. Key areas are Career Services, the Child Development Center, Student Activities, Services for Students with Disabilities, and Transfer Resources. Study resources like Learning Assistance Labs are available to help students learn to study and test more efficiently and effectively. The best, most up-to-date information about Student Services can be found in the Student Services “Scoop” newsletter.

On the social side of things, Wor-Wic students gather in the Student Center to grab a bite at the CrossRoads Café, or to learn about campus clubs and organizations. Some examples of campus clubs and organizations are the Alpha Nu Omicron national honor society for two-year college students, the Arts Club, the Gay-Straight Alliance, the Martial Arts Club, the Nursing Student Organization and the Wor-Wic Christian Community. As a commuter campus, students find it important to stay connected and interact with their peers both in and out of the classroom.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Although Wor-Wic Students wear their teal and blue proudly, the College does not field any inter-collegiate athletic teams at this time. There is, however, a campus fitness center available to students during designated hours. The facility features gym and weight equipment, a gymnasium, and basketball court. Wor-Wic also features outdoor facilities with a quarter-mile mulch track, outdoor exercise equipment, a soccer field, and a volleyball court.

By anonymous donation, Wor-Wic Community College of Salisbury is also the proud owner of the Ocean Resorts WWCC Golf Club. This par-72 course is located off of Route 589 to the west of Ocean City, MD. Interested parties must call ahead, or go online to inquire about tee-time availability.

Information Summary

Ranks 43rd in Maryland and 2878th 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 N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 271 0.88
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 23 0.08
Robbery 74 0.24
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 402 1.31
Larceny 1,369 4.47
Vehicle theft 61 0.20

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Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Salisbury, MD 21804-7131
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population31,248 (27,009 urban / 4,239 rural)
Households12,461 (2.45 people per house)
Median Household Income$38,319
Families7,993 (2.95 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium 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 District2401

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4146th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,304 $5,154 $6,360
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $288 $288 $288
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $96 $215 $265
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 $4,192 $7,042 $8,248
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $17,042 $19,892 $21,098
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,292 $12,142 $13,348

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,376 $2,436 $5,070 $5,214 $6,198 $6,390
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,600(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 $6,750(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $6,000 $6,100
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,000 $5,100

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2229th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $60,600 ($62,282 male / $54,739 female)
Number of FT Faculty 70 (24 male / 46 female)
Number of PT Faculty 185
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $1,480,872

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