Wharton County Junior College (abbreviated as WCJC) is a two-year college based in Wharton, Texas which is home to its main campus. The college also has campuses in Richmond, Sugar Land, and Bay City. WCJC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is currently undergoing reaffirmation.
WCJC is a comprehensive community college offering a wide range of postsecondary educational programs and services including associate degrees, certificates, continuing-education courses. WCJC prepares students for a broad understanding of the liberal arts and sciences in order for students transferring to baccalaureate degree-granting institutions.
The idea of starting Wharton County Junior College started in 1944 with the first session of classes beginning in 1946 with approximately 200 students. In the fall 2007 semester, the college had a total enrollment of 5,892 students.
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