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Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla Community College is a multi-campus community college located in southeastern Washington state, USA. It is most recently the co-winner of the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

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Location

Address
500 Tausick Way
City
Walla Walla
State
WA
Zip/Post Code
99362-9270

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
4910
In State Tuition Fees
3120
Out State Tuition Fees
3510
Male Female Ratio
57:43
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
18:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Warrior
Colors
Black Gold
Conference
NWAACommunity College

College History

History

Walla Walla Community College began in 1967 when the region saw a need for a community college. It was first housed in the educational complex on Park St. previously occupied by Walla Walla High School before that school moved to its current facility south of town. When WWCC grew too big for this location, it purchased land to the east of town near the airport and built its current facilities there. Eventually a branch campus was established in Clarkston, WA, 100 miles to the east as well. WWCC added one of its most important programs, the Enological and Viticulture program, in the late 1990s when the town of Walla Walla was facing economic uncertainty due to the decline of the agriculture industry locally. This program is responsible in part for the boom of the wine industry in Walla Walla in that it has graduated many of the wine makers of the over 175 wineries in the area today. From here WWCC has had several more non-traditional programs, in addition to more typical programs to meet the needs of the Walla Walla Valley such as the Commercial Truck Driver Program, John Deere Technology Program, and Water Technologies and Management Program. Most recently, WWCC is in the process of completing the Southeast Area Tech Skills Center (SEA Tech Center) expansion. This includes a multi-million dollar building at the main campus to house an array of new programs in cooperation with area high schools.

College Specialty

Specialty

Walla Walla Community College inspires all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant,equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. To accomplish this mission, our outcome goals are to: Encourage and support life-long learning. Prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. Prepare students for the 21st-century work force. Strengthen basic skills of students. Serve as a leading partner in strengthening communities.

Alumni

Alumni

Marist College head men's basketball coach Chuck Martin (basketball coach) played here, as did Washington Redskins starting fullback Mike Sellers. Super Bowl XL champion Kimo Von Oelhoffen also spent one year playing football here.

Campus

Campus

Three campuses in Washington

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