Weatherford College

225 College Park Drive
Weatherford, TX 76086-0000
Tel: (800)287-5471
  • 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 5,718 students (43% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Weatherford College is the only community colleges within Parker County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is The College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More (25.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 302 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Weatherford College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty302 staff76 staff
Weatherford College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,718 has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,718 students3,921 students
Weatherford College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:135:1
Weatherford College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,474 students1,055 students
Weatherford College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,244 students2,866 students
Weatherford College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Weatherford College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
280264
Weatherford College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
4%
Weatherford College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
14%
37%
Weatherford College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
3%
13%
Weatherford College Black (2007-2016)
% White
76%
39%
Weatherford College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Weatherford College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Weatherford College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Weatherford College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups 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.0.400.69
Weatherford College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
15%
21%
Weatherford College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$34,000
Weatherford College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,540 is less than the state average of $4,070. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,190 is less than the state average of $6,270. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,540$4,070
Weatherford College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,190$6,270
Weatherford College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%83%
Weatherford College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,993$9,500
Weatherford College Median debt for students who have completed (2009-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,250
Weatherford College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $4,070 per year for in-state students and $6,270 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,730 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 75%. 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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.