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Wayne County Community College District

Quick Stats
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
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Tuition & Fees

$3,842

Average Salary in 10 Years

$28,900
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Wayne County Community College District

Wayne County Community College District is located in Detroit, Michigan. It is a large public school and offers undergrad programs. It has 14,806 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Health Professions and Related Programs, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, and Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields. 12% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $24,100.

About
🗺 801 W. Fort Street
Detroit, Michigan 48226
🌐 www.wcccd.edu
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

12%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

11%

Women Graduation Rate

13%
Cost
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Can you afford to attend Wayne County Community College District?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$5,506
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$3,842
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$3,842
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$3,107
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$10,654
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$113
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Wayne County Community College District would expect to pay over 10 years.

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Wayne County Community College District Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

85%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

26%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Wayne County Community College District you can visit www.wcccd.edu/dept/financialaid.htm.

Wayne County Community College District Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $3,842
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $3,107
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Wayne County Community College District?

Wayne County Community College District students, on average, make $28,900 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 7-8 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 5% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Wayne County Community College District

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Wayne County Community College District. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

4.6%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Wayne County Community College District.

Median Earnings of Students from Wayne County Community College District

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Wayne County Community College District.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Wayne County Community College District

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Wayne County Community College District.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Wayne County Community College District

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Wayne County Community College District.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Wayne County Community College District

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Wayne County Community College District.
Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Wayne County Community College District? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

7.5x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Wayne County Community College District. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Wayne County Community College District. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

6.5x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Wayne County Community College District. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Wayne County Community College District. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

17
students per faculty
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Wayne County Community College District?

No
Highest degree: Associate's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

14,806

Total Students

14,806
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

79%

Students over 25

42%

Student Median Household Income

$47,228
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

64%
of undergraduates

Men

36%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

More Women

Wayne County Community College District has more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 56 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 178 women.

International Students

1%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Wayne County Community College District

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Wayne County Community College District study?

Wayne County Community College District Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Wayne County Community College District are:

  1. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  2. Health Professions and Related Programs
  3. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  4. Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
  5. Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
Approximately 94% of students choose to study one of these majors.
Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Wayne County Community College District?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

43%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

25%

Students Who Transfer Out of Wayne County Community College District

31%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Wayne County Community College District has a retention rate of 43% for full-time undergrads, which is fairly low.

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Undergraduate Transfers

1,465
10% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

Wayne County Community College District has around 1,465 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 10% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Wayne County Community College District as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in Detroit, Michigan
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

2,057
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

104
in 2017
Source: FBI
Politics in Michigan
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, Michigan tends to be About even. In the 2016 Presidential election, 47% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 47% voted for the Republican party, and 4% voted for neither.

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