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 Wilson Community College 

Name: Wilson Community College
President: Dr. Tim Wright
City: Wilson
State: NC
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Small City
Year established:

Board of Trustees website

Wilson Community College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2015

2015 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 1,786
Full-time: 32%
Part-time: 68%

Student characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity)
Female: 67%
Male: 33%

African-American: 33%
American Indian: 1%
Asian: 1%
Hispanic: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other: 3%
Two or more races: 0%
White: 45%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 0%


Dr. Tim Wright

Dr. Tim Wright

Mr. Kenneth A. Jones

Mr. Kenneth A. Jones
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“Wilson Community College offers a variety of programs and services to match the ongoing needs of Wilson County residents and businesses.  For example, over the past decade the College has trained more than 3,000 employees of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, and we are currently creating an agribusiness certificate to meet the needs of the county’s high-tech agricultural economy. All this in addition to the 92% success rate of our students who transfer to universities in pursuit of bachelor’s degrees.”

Interesting Facts

  • At the core of the partnership between Wilson Community College and Bridgestone is a productive pipeline of trained individuals who are work ready and prepared for production line jobs.  Over the past ten years, 6,500 students have been trained through the College’s Basics of Tire Manufacturing course.
  • Wilson Community College was among the first colleges within the NC Community College System to have a Gold-Certified LEED building.
  • The STARS Center (Success Through Advising, Registration, and Support) provides a one-stop shop for new and readmitted AAS students to receive individualized advising, a first-year experience with orientation and success workshops, and consistent advising to identify students’ challenges and celebrate their successes.  The STARS Center works with faculty to encourage open communication on student progress and provides data about student progression to support enrollment and retention practices.
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