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So you're from Wharton, TX?

Fortunately for you, Wharton, TX offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

So you want to attend college at home in Wharton?

Many Wharton natives such as yourself choose to attend Wharton County Junior College, the only college in the city.

Wharton College and University Demographics

It offers a total of 44 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from in fields ranging from Automotive to Business to Beauty. Approximately 39% percent of students studying at Wharton County Junior College choose to study Liberal Arts, making it the most popular course of study at the school.

Tuition

In-state tuition for students at Wharton County Junior College is $1,776 per year.

Financial Aid

In 2008, $6,753,126 of the total $7,006,797 in financial aid received by Wharton County Junior College students was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships.

Wharton Student Demographics

Wharton County Junior College had an enrollment of 6,622 students in 2010. This is 0.4 of the total number of Texas college students.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Wharton County Junior College, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 63%. The graduation rate for Wharton County Junior College is approximately 16%.

Student Demographics

Of the 6,622 students attending Wharton County Junior College, 57% are female. 75% of Wharton County Junior College students are 24 years old or younger. In 2009, 47% of Wharton County Junior College students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority.

Wharton Faculty Demographics

The total number of faculty employed by Wharton County Junior College was 318. 0% of faculty members at Wharton County Junior College were female. And 13% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

In 2009, the average student to faculty ratio was 28 to 1 for Wharton County Junior College.

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Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Wharton, TX to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Correctional Officers and Jailers 3,480 $32,750 $42,780
2
Office Clerks, General 3,350 $22,760 $28,240
3
Retail Salespersons 3,270 $21,900 $25,000
4
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,070 $26,870 $32,000
5
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,100 $46,090 $54,330
6
General and Operations Managers 1,810 $87,720 $113,100
7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,600 $29,640 $35,340
8
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,560 $19,910 $25,140
9
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,460 $38,160 $41,360
10
Registered Nurses 1,460 $59,920 $67,720
11
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,290 $36,710 $39,890
12
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 1,270 $46,200 $54,880
13
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,200 $43,090 $50,770
14
Cooks, Fast Food 1,140 $17,450 $18,540
15
Home Health Aides 1,020 $18,690 $21,760
16
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1,010 $40,140 $45,860
17
Construction Laborers 950 $24,580 $33,590
18
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 810 $38,790 $55,620
19
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 690 $62,540 $73,010
20
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 650 $19,560 $24,180
21
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 620 $51,750 $62,260
22
Cooks, Restaurant 610 $18,080 $23,260
23
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 610 $34,130 $38,200
24
Accountants and Auditors 570 $54,960 $68,960
25
Medical Secretaries 510 $24,930 $31,820
26
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 460 $21,450 $31,790
27
Security Guards 400 $28,880 $26,870
28
Medical Assistants 390 $23,130 $29,760
29
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 380 $67,450 $89,990
30
Billing and Posting Clerks 370 $26,220 $33,270
31
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 350 $27,900 $33,300
32
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 350 $54,820 $55,970
33
Pharmacy Technicians 340 $27,570 $29,330
34
Social and Human Service Assistants 330 $32,830 $30,100
35
Cooks, Short Order 300 $18,130 $21,030
36
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 290 $35,910 $43,850
37
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 280 $43,120 $57,510
38
Civil Engineering Technicians 270 $34,570 $47,940
39
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 270 $30,600 $50,360
40
Electricians 270 $45,660 $51,810
41
Loan Officers 240 $52,990 $65,900
42
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 $31,510 $37,070
43
Legal Secretaries 220 $31,200 $43,270
44
Civil Engineers 220 $76,400 $82,280
45
Administrative Services Managers 220 $64,970 $84,390
46
Chief Executives 210 $121,820 $173,350
47
Dental Assistants 210 $28,410 $34,140
48
Food Service Managers 200 $37,740 $52,220
49
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 200 $44,610 $51,550
50
Instructional Coordinators 200 $55,200 $61,270