Weatherford College

  • 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 to Weatherford College is The College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More (25.5 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 302 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Weatherford College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Weatherford College diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,718 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:135:1
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# Full-Time Students2,474 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students3,244 students2,866 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
280252
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
14%
37%
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% Black
3%
13%
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% White
76%
39%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.400.69
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College Completion Rate
15%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,540 is less than the state average of $4,026. 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 $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,540$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,190$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,992$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,015
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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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