Wor–Wic Community College is a 2-year institution located in Salisbury in the Eastern Shore region of Maryland, offering both credit and continuing education classes.
The college's name is a portmanteau of Maryland's Worcester and Wicomico counties.
It was founded in 1975, and operated as"college without walls" in the two counties for 20 years before settling in Salisbury. In 1989, state legislation was enacted to allow Somerset County residents to attend Wor-Wic at the in-county tuition rate.
In the Fall 2011 semester there were 4,063 students enrolled in credit courses and 2,382 students enrolled in non-credit courses. 92% of credit students came from the tri-county area. Wor-Wic is popular with students who plan on transferring to Salisbury University because of its proximity, inexpensive tuition, and the similarity of its general education courses to those of Salisbury University.
Wor-Wic ceased offering a General Equivalency Diploma program in 2011, due to budget constraints. Wor-Wic is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Its nursing programs are approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. The radiologic technology program is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) oversees and coordinates higher education in the State of Maryland including academic and financial policies at the College. A seven-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Governor of the State of Maryland, governs the College. The College also has Local Sponsors, which include the Worcester County Council, the Wicomico County Council, and the Wicomico County Executive. Wor-Wic also has numerous Advisory Boards and Committees.