Wharton County Junior College

911 Boling Hwy, Wharton, TX 77488

About Wharton County Junior College

Wharton County Junior College is classified as a large, rural-serving public Associate’s college serving over 7,500 full time students. Rural-serving institutions are located in areas with a total population of less than 500,000 residents. This large two-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 2,000 to 4,999 students. This institution awards associate’s degrees and no bachelor’s degrees. According to data for fall enrollment, 40-59% of undergraduates are enrolled part-time. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this two-year associate’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate6,622
Student Age% Under 2578%
 % 25 and Over22%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time45%
 % Part-time55%
Race/Ethnicity% White52.7%
 % Black10.0%
 % Asian5.8%
 % Latino27.1%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Race Unknown0.8%
 % International student3%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesNO
 Graduate Placement ServicesNO
 Study AbroadNO
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyCAD, Drafting
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 In-State Tuition & Fees$2,880
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$3,648
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid54%
 % Undergraduates with Loans14%
 % Undergraduates with Grants42%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$3,700
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,500
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,650
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,930
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,930

Neighborhood Data for the Wharton Area

Median Age32.2
Median Household Income$32,795
Total Population8,831
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total45.7% 54.3%
 Age 0-955.0%45.0%
 Age 10-1744.8%55.2%
 Age 18-2446.7%53.3%
 Age 25-2949.3%50.7%
 Age 30-3940.8%59.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White58.8%
 % Black30.7%
 % Asian0.5%
 % Latino35.9%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$3,700
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,500
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$425
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $500100.0%40.9%16.7%
 $500 to $7490.0%52.5%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%6.6%26.0%
 Over $10000.0%0.0%0.0%
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