Begin your journey here

Begin Your Journey Here

At West Shore Community College, we believe learning is a life-long journey. Our commitment to this philosophy shows itself in our individualized approach to each person’s educational experience. At West Shore you will become more independent and more sound in your thinking, make better decisions, grow in self-esteem and gain greater control over your life.

An education at West Shore will give you the skills you need to face the many challenges in a rapidly changing world.  You will not only gain the ability to think critically and communicate effectively, you will also acquire the hands-on skills and confidence necessary to continue to adapt and learn and grow, long after you leave our campus. An education at West Shore will stay with you and serve you, in your local community and in the world.


If you think you can’t afford college you need to think about West Shore. A full-time (30 contact hours) course load at WSCC costs about $3,300.  If that seems like a lot, compare it to private colleges that charge over $20,000! This is why magazines like Fortune say that community colleges are the best way to get the most for your college tuition.

You Can Transfer Easily

If you’re thinking of pursuing a bachelor’s degree, you can get the first two years of your general education at West Shore. Quite often, West Shore students find themselves being recruited by many colleges and universities. West Shore students who have earned an associate’s degree have transferred to colleges like the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University, Ferris State University, and many others.

It Makes Sense

At West Shore you’ll get more than a degree. You’ll have access to top notch learning resources, including state-of-the-art computer labs, library and media resources. Even with all these great resources our greatest resource is our faculty.

Who Chooses WSCC?

In short, everyone. From seniors in high school to senior citizens, we have students with many different priorities, students from different walks of life. At West Shore our students come from every town and community in our service area, from Bear Lake to Bitely.

We have a great variety of student services for our diverse student body. We understand that our students manage college, family and work. When you choose West Shore, you’re also choosing a support system that will help you achieve your goals. You can take classes during the day, in the evening, and even over the summer. Our student support services, including financial aid, tutoring, and academic advisement, are available for all students. We want you to succeed.

If you’ve been thinking about going to college but thought that it wasn't possible, think again. It may seem like a huge challenge, but with the challenge comes a great reward—an education. An education that will equip you with the tools to do whatever you choose to do in the future.  A college doesn't have to be far away and expensive to be good. At West Shore Community College you can be your best. We’re affordable and you will be well prepared to either transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce. 

West Shore is the right place to begin your college education.  Our reputation has been built by offering a variety of quality programs and courses to meet the educational needs of our community and by showing a caring attitude that will make your education pleasant, personal and satisfying.

West Shore Community College — where students really do come first!