WCCS named in top 10% most affordable schools in the nation


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July 6, 2023

WCCS named in top 10% most affordable schools in the nation

Wallace Community College is among the top 10% of most affordable schools in the nation, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center. The report says that WCCS’s low net costs lands the college in the top three most affordable community colleges in Alabama and 15th in the country.

WCCS’s net price $2,247, which is based on tuition and fees and average net price (the cost of attendance after considering all grant and scholarship aid) charged to students. The national average of net price is $8,046 for two-year public institutions and $12,425 for four-year public institutions. 

"We continue to do all we can to make our college more affordable so that it isn't another barrier for our students," WCCS President Dr. James M. Mitchell, said. "We continue to be a college where our students come first."

98% of WCCS students receive some form of financial aid or scholarships to help them complete their degrees.

The College Affordability and Transparency Center was established to help prospective college students understand the true cost of higher education. Lists are updated annually from Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

For more information on the tuition and affordability listings, visit: https://collegecost.ed.gov/

WCCS fall classes begin Aug. 28, 2023.

To register, visit: https://www.wccs.edu/admissions/student-admissions or
call 334-876-9295.