Weatherford College

225 College Park Drive, Weatherford,
TX, 76086-5699
Tel: (800)287-5471
5,634 students
Public institution

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Weatherford College is a comprehensive community college as set forth inTexas Education Code (Sec. 130.0011) and, therefore, operates with open admissions and is accredited to award associate degrees and programcertificates. Students may also prepare for transfer to senior institutions, occupational advancement, and lifelong learning.
School Highlights:
Weatherford College serves 5,634 students (46% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Weatherford College is the only community colleges within Parker County, TX.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Weatherford College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 5,634 teachers has grown by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,634 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
2,583 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 3,051 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
1%
% Asian 1%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 10%
7%
% Black 2%
12%
% White 85%
66%
% Two or more races -
2%
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.27
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,250 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,900 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,250 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,900 $10,175
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

On July 5, 1869, the cornerstone of Phoenix Masonic Lodge.s school was laid at the corner of South Main and Lee Streets in Weatherford. In 1921, Weatherford College was reorganized as a junior college, offering college courses leading to the Associate of Arts degree as well as several high school courses leading to a high school diploma. Enrollment dropped during World War II forcing, the college to accept a merger proposal submitted by Southwestern University of Georgetown, Texas. The name was changed once again to Weatherford College of Southwestern University. On April 30, 1949, Southwestern University dissolved the merger and asked Weatherford or Parker County to accept ownership. The Parker County Commissioners Court called a special election and by a vote margin of almost three to one, Weatherford College of the Parker County Junior College District was established. The college opened for its first session in September 1949. Increased enrollment and unsuccessful attempts to purchase additional property surrounding the college forced WC to purchase 90 acres as a site for a new campus in 1969. Construction began in 1967, and the new campus was opened in the fall of 1968. The main campus is located on approximately 90 acres in the southeastern portion of Weatherford, just north of Interstate 20. Rolling hills, native Texas foliage and beautiful trees decorate the campus, which has become a center of activity in the Parker County community. WC has a 130-year tradition of academic excellence, diversity of programs and personalized approach to education. You can choose from more than 35 study areas or train for a career in one of 19 professional/technical programs. There are more than 60 degree and certificate programs taught by many of the finest instructors in the state. You'll enjoy small, intimate classes led by highly qualified instructors. You'll meet students from around the area and abroad, and find collegiate sports, clubs, and activities to enjoy with them. Weatherford College of the Parker County Junior College District is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

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