February 26, 2020
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is rebooting his Good for Texas Tour by highlighting the ways Texas community colleges impact the Texas economy as they help meet specific educational and vocational needs of the areas they serve.
“When I graduated from high school, I wasn’t quite ready to leave home, but I was ready to begin this journey called life – so I attended a community college,” Hegar said. “That first step into higher education paved the way for everything else, including my decision to become a lawyer and the honor of representing Texans in public office. These institutions strategically tackle workforce needs and provide a more affordable option for parents and students seeking higher education and job training opportunities.”
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar kicked off his Good for Texas Tour: Community College Edition by visiting the Gulf Coast region’s Wharton County Junior College, which has notable automotive, nuclear power technology, process technology, manufacturing technology and business programs.
The college has campuses in Wharton, Bay City, Richmond and Sugar Land. Its service area includes Wharton, Matagorda and Colorado counties, along with parts of Fort Bend, Jackson and Austin counties. There were 6,768 students enrolled at WCJC in the 2017-18 school year, and average annual tuition and fees totaled $3,110.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar
Wharton County Junior College President Betty McCrohan
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