Weatherford College

225 College Park Drive
Weatherford, TX 76086
Tel: (800)287-5471
5,718 students
Public institution
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:
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Weatherford College serves 5,718 students (43.27% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the community college average of 35:1.
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Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
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Weatherford College is the only community colleges within Parker County, TX.
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The nearest community college is The College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More (25.45 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 302 teachers has grown by 37% over five years.
Weatherford College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 302 staff
61 staff
Weatherford College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,718 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,718 students 1,296 students
Weatherford College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
Weatherford College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,474 students
815 students
Weatherford College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,244 students
1,025 students
Weatherford College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Weatherford College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Weatherford College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Weatherford College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Weatherford College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Weatherford College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Weatherford College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Weatherford College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Weatherford College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Weatherford College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Weatherford College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.53
Weatherford College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,540 is less than the state average of $5,668. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,190 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,540 $5,694
Weatherford College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,190 $10,252
Weatherford College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 280 250
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
Weatherford College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,020 per year for in-state students and $6,184 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,700 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a 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. of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Texas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.