WCC Facts

About WCC

WCC is a member institution of the Virginia Community College System.

WCC is the college of first choice of students in the 2,000-square-mile WCC service region.

WCC serves the citizens of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth (Marion and eastward), and Wythe counties, and the City of Galax.

WCC employs 105 full-time faculty and staff, and over 126 part-time faculty and staff.



WCC enrolls approximately 3,350 students annually in credit courses.

Student residency (Fall 2018):

Bland County         5.4%

Carroll County     25.4%

City of Galax          7.5%

Grayson County  10.3%

Smyth County      10.9%

Wythe County      25.6%

Other Localities  14.9%

WCC’s student-to-faculty ratio is 23:1.

Student gender at WCC is 62% female, and 38% male.

In Spring 2018, WCC conferred 676 degrees, diplomas, and certificates to our graduating students.

The top five four-year institutions to which our students transfer are Radford University, Bluefield College, Virginia Tech, Liberty University, and Old Dominion University.


Student Snapshot

The average WCC student is a female in her mid-20s who is employed at least part-time and attends classes during the day as a part-time student.

34% of WCC students are full-time, and 66% are part time.

71% of all WCC students receive financial aid.

94% of first-time, full-time students receive some type of financial aid.


Graduate Success

91% of WCC’s recent graduates are employed or continuing their educations.*

82% of recent WCC graduates work within 100 miles of the college, forming the core of the workforce for area businesses and industries.* They are among the most skilled and valued workers in the region.

99% of recent WCC graduates say they would recommend the college to prospective students.*

*of those who responded to a post-graduation student survey

These statistics are accurate as of July 10, 2019.