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 98 full-time faculty and staff, and over 114 part-time faculty and staff.



WCC enrolls approximately 2,833 students annually in credit courses.

Student residency (2022-2023 Academic Year):

Bland County         5%

Carroll County     23%

City of Galax          12%

Grayson County  10%

Smyth County      10%

Wythe County      25%

Other Localities  15 %

WCC’s student-to-faculty ratio is 25:1.

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

In Spring 2023, WCC conferred 559 degrees, diplomas, and certificates to our graduating students.

The top three four-year institutions our students transfer to are Radford University, Old Dominion University, and University of Virginia.


Student Snapshot

40% of WCC students are full-time, and 60% are part-time.

84% of all WCC students receive financial aid.

96% of first-time, full-time students receive some type of financial aid.


Graduate Success

87% of WCC’s recent graduates are employed or continuing their educations.*

87% 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.

100% of recent WCC graduates say they would recommend the college to prospective students.*

*of those who responded to a 2023 post-graduation student survey

These statistics are accurate as of April 10, 2024.