- 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.
- The teacher population of 302 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Weatherford College||(TX) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||302 staff||76 staff|
|Total Enrollment||5,718 students||3,921 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||19:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,474 students||1,055 students|
|# Part-Time Students||3,244 students||2,866 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||280||252|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,300||$33,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Weatherford College is The College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More (25.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- n/a students | 25.50 Mi3020 Lubbock
Fort Worth,  TX  76109
- 50,595 students | 27.00 Mi1500 Houston St
Fort Worth,  TX  76102
- 204 students | 29.30 Mi5237 N Riverside Dr Ste 100
Fort Worth,  TX  76137
- 284 students | 29.30 Mi2001 Beach Street, Suite 201
Fort Worth,  TX  76103
- 435 students | 33.70 Mi300 E. Loop 820
Fort Worth,  TX  76112
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