Name: Washington State Community College
President: Bradley J. Ebersole
Campus Setting: Small City
Year Established: 1971
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Part Time: 35.3%
Full Time: 64.7%
African American: 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.5%
Native American: 0.7%
Bradley J. Ebersole
Larry E. Holdren
Quote from the President
“Washington State Community College (WSCC) serves a rural community along the Ohio River in southeastern Ohio with a population of 65,000 people. The manufacturing community consists of midsized corporations, and the health services of the area make up the largest employment base. WSCC features very successful academic programs in the health sciences and in industrial technology. The liberal arts program, designed for transfer, leads students to enroll in the major public and private colleges in the region, and a successful performing arts program brings a wealth of cultural enrichment to the community. Our vision is to inspire individual excellence and success. WSCC is well regarded as an educational gem for the community, and is a primary economic driver for the Mid-Ohio Valley.”
- In 2012, WSCC’s Health Sciences Program had a 100% pass rate on board exams for the Practical Nursing and Respiratory Therapy Programs. All programs within the Health Sciences Department have board exam pass rates above the national average (according to Key Performance Indicators).
- WSCC is home to the Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series (EAHS), which brings several free performances, concerts, speakers, and other cultural events to campus, thereby serving the rural Appalachian community.
- In 1973, there were 4 students in the first graduating class of WSCC. In 2012, there were 457 graduates, making it the largest graduating class in the history of the college.
- The Evergreen Child Development Center has maintained a 3-star rating (one of only 41 3-star rated centers in the state of Ohio), and has National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation. Having this center on campus provides students with a nearby location to leave their children while they attend class. The center also serves as a learning environment for WSCC’s Early Childhood Development Program.