Planning & Research

To ensure the effectiveness of programs and services provided by the College, this office, under the management of the Planning and Research Director, provides guidance for the College’s ongoing, integrated and institution-wide research-based planning and evaluation process, provides research services for administrative decision making and program/service area reviews, and ensures the College community remains current on the requirements of its accrediting agency.   A broad-based, comprehensive planning process defines institutional goals, which reflect the mission of the College.

Open the Mission Statement and the Vision Statement (PDF file), approved by the Board of Trustees on August 28, 2006.


Wilson Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Wilson Community College.

Wilson Community College's Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing Education programs have approval by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

The Wilson Community College Paralegal Technology Program is designated a qualified paralegal studies program by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification.

In addition Wilson Community College's Continuing Education Division is certified or approved by the following:

  • Nurse Aide I and Nurse Aide Refresher: NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Nurse Aide II: NC Board of Nursing
  • EMT Basic, Intermediate, Paramedic and Con Ed: NC Office of Emergency Services
  • B.L.E.T., Radar Certification and Instructor Training: NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission
  • Detention Officer: NC Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission
  • Fire/Rescue Training: NC Fire and Rescue Commission


For more information contact:

Pat Perry
Planning & Research Director
(252) 246-1327

Debra Holley
Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness
(252) 246-1311

Questions about the Accreditation of
Wilson Community College

Contact the Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097

2011-12 Enrollment:

8639 Unduplicated Total Curriculum plus Continuing Education

  • 48.92% Female, 51.08% Male
  • 52.21% White, 39.35% Black
  • 58% age 30 and older
  • 62% of all students reside in Wilson County
  • 68% of Curriculum students enrolled in Internet Courses

2011-12 Graduates

  • 218 Associate Degrees
  • 31 diplomas
  • 77 certificates                                        
  • 116 GED recipients
  • 22 AHS diploma recipients

Awards Offered

  • 25 Associate Degree Curricula
  • 8 diploma curricula
  • 23 certificate curricula
  • Adult High School (AHSD) diploma
  • General Educational Development (GED) diploma

Performance Measures

Posted: August 21, 2012

Measure Standard Wilson Community College's Performance
2010 - 2011
Passing Rates on Licensure & Certification Examinations   80% of first-time test takers will pass examinations required for North Carolina licensure or certification.* 77% aggregate
0 exams <70% 



Practical Nursing


Registered Nursing



Performance of College Transfer Students 83% of students transferring to a university with an associate degree or 24 articulated college transfer credit hours will have a GPA equal to or greater than 2.00 after two semesters at the university. ** 80%
Passing Rates of Students in Developmental Courses 75% of developmental course completers in English, reading or mathematics will complete with a grade "C" or better. 72%
Success Rate of Developmental Students in Subsequent College-Level Courses 80% of college level English or mathematics course completers with previous developmental coursework will complete the college level English or mathematics course with a grade of "D" or better. 85%
Satisfaction of Program Completers and Non-Completers 90% of exiting students will be "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with the overall quality of the college. 97%
Curriculum Student Retention, Graduation, and Transfer 65% of fall credential-seeking students will graduate, remain enrolled at the same college, or transfer to a university or another community college one year later. 68%
Client Satisfaction with Customized Training 90% of clients receiving specialized training programs and services through Customized Training and Small Business Centers will be satisfied with training.
  Total Standards Met = 4 of 7  

*For exceptional performance, the college will have no exam with a passing rate less than 70%.

**For exceptional performance, meet or exceed the aggregate performance of native UNC sophomores and juniors, which is 88% for this year.