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Walla Walla Community College | Field Guide 2024

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Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) serves full- and part-time students of all ages and backgrounds across Asotin, Columbia, Garfield and Walla Walla counties as well as students from Oregon and Idaho. Offering 52 degrees, two applied baccalaureates and 56 certificate programs at campuses in Walla Walla, Clarkston and two correctional facilities, WWCC prepares students to learn and thrive.

WWCC students are often recent high school graduates, the first in their family to attend college, older adults looking to gain new skills or careers, or future university students who wish to earn high-quality, transferrable credits.

With programs such as the Warrior Pledge promise scholarship program, a WWCC education is accessible and affordable for all.

Key Facts

Highest Enrolled Programs

  • Associate in Arts-DTA*
  • Business Administration
  • Nursing
  • Computer Science
  • Welding Technology

*Direct Transfer Agreement

Enrollment

  • Headcount (all sources): 5,760
  • FTES (all sources): 3,082
  • Headcount (state-funded): 2,819
  • FTES (state-funded): 1,617

Students in Selected Programs

  • Applied bachelor's: 146
  • Corrections: 2,078
  • I-BEST: 125
  • International: 8
  • Running Start: 294
  • Worker Retraining: 343

Student Profile

Type of Student

  • Academic/transfer: 21%
  • Basic skills: 22%
  • Workforce education: 42%
  • Other: 15%

Race/Ethnicity*

Students of color: 47%

  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 6%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Black/African American: 11%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 28%
  • Pacific Islander: 2%
  • White: 65%

Attendance

  • Full-time: 47%
  • Part-time: 53%

Family and Finances

  • Students receiving need-based financial aid: 43%
  • Students with dependents: 32%

Gender

  • Female: 40%
  • Male: 60%

Median age

28

Points of Interest

Evolving Agriculture and Natural Resources pathways meet industry and student needs

Serving a rural and rapidly changing corner of the state, Walla Walla Community College offers robust Agriculture and Natural Resources degree and certificate programs tailored to fit the regional economy and designed to educate students about the latest science, sustainable practices and advancing technology. Partnerships between programs and outside community members prepare students for careers in agriculture, food, and wine. WWCC’s Agriculture and Culinary Arts departments initiated a Farm to Fork program in which students have cross-disciplinary learning outcomes providing insight into the interconnectedness of raising/growing and preparing/serving meat and produce, some of which is raised/grown on campus. For 30 years, since launching its partnership with the John Deere Corporation in 1994, WWCC students have learned to repair and service farm machinery as part of the John Deere Tech Program, with students employed at John Deere dealerships as part of the program, gaining invaluable on-the-job training.

Supporting students in new ways, through new partnerships

Recognized for its high-quality advising and student services, WWCC continues to find new ways to support students financially through the College’s Foundation and Warrior Pledge, making it possible for students to earn a two-year certificate or degree with tuition fully covered through graduation.

A new partnership with Bellingham Technical College is set to lead the state in developing competency-based education in career and technical education programs, providing opportunities for students to earn high-value credentials.

New programs in 2023-2024 academic year

  • Enhanced support services that comprehensively address student needs.
  • In-person orientation programs that provide critical student success information.
  • Expanded programs in Welding and Diesel Technology.
  • Commercial Truck Driving (CDL) instruction.

Data is from the 2022-23 academic year. Reflects headcount unless otherwise noted.

*Students of color percent based on unduplicated headcount. Students may be counted in more than one race, so race/ethnicity percentages may not total 100%. Percentages calculated on reported value.

Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

President

Dr. Chad Hickox

Trustees

  • Tara Leer, chair
  • Tim Burt, vice chair
  • Sergio Hernandez
  • Michelle Liberty
  • Bill Warren

Year Founded

1967

Service Area

Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Walla Walla counties

Legislative Districts

9, 16

Page Manager: krose@sbctc.edu
Last Modified: 4/9/24, 8:32 AM

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