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Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness 


The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness collects and analyzes data and disseminates information to support institutional decision making and planning. 

The Office has responsibilities in the areas of institutional research, assessment, and planning. The staff collects and analyzes data regarding students; faculty and staff; facilities; and institutional programs, services, and operations. Reports generated from this data are used internally and are also transmitted to the North Carolina Community College System and to other external agencies. 

The Office works with academic departments and support units to help them formulate planning goals and objectives and to assess their effectiveness in achieving their goals and objectives. 

In addition, the Office is a resource for survey and questionnaire research about the college's students, faculty, staff, programs, services, and operations. 



Wilkes Community College 

Our Mission 

Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College system, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond. 

Wilkes Community College enhances the quality of life through  

  • quality education and workforce development, including basic skills, occupational, technical and pre-baccalaureate programs; 

  • economic development services to business and industry, both public and private; and 

  • community development through a variety of services, cultural activities and recreational opportunities. 


Our Values 

The college's vision is grounded in the mission of the institution and is guided by the organization's core values of caring, collaboration, creativity, engagement, and responsibility. 



Our Vision 


WCC aspires to be an effective learner-centered educational institution and a dynamic learning organization.  

Learner-centered reflects our commitment to an environment which places learning first by offering inquiry-based educational experiences designed to engage students in the learning process and to encourage them to take ownership of their learning. Faculty, staff, and administrators serve as learning facilitators who create, assess, and continuously improve the learner-centered environment. 

As a learning organization, we aspire to continually transform ourselves in order to fulfill our mission in a rapidly changing world, engaging in continuous improvement through assessment, planning, and responding to challenges and opportunities. 






Kelly Pipes
Director, Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness
P.O. Box 120
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
(336) 838-6424

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