Weatherford College

Weatherford College

Weatherford College was founded on July 5, 1869 as the Phoenix Masonic Lodge school. In June 1889, the name of the school was changed to Weatherford College. It gained the status of a junior college in 1921. The campus is nestled in an area of around 90 acres in Weatherford, Texas. Apart from this campus, Weatherford College also has education centers in Mineral Wells and Decatur. WC offers a number of degrees and certificate programs in diverse areas of study.

Weatherford College participates in a large number of sports like baseball, basketball and rodeo. The college is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

As of the autumn of 2009, Weatherford College reports a student population of more than 5500 from about 4500 in 2007. The Health and Human Sciences department has added many new program offerings, including a two-year degree in Diagnostic Sonography and Radiology Technology. The school's engineering degree program has since been discontinued.

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Weatherford College
225 College Park Drive
Weatherford , TX 76086-5699
General Phone: (817) 594-5471

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Weatherford College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts579liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine86registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology56pharmacy tech, veterinary assistant, respiratory care tech, radiographer
Security and Law Enforcement37criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire services administration, fire-fighting
Computer Science and Engineering20computer programming, data processing tech, computer networking
Business and Management17business management, accounting technology
Beauty and Cosmetology11cosmetology
Office and Administration10executive secretary, office data entry, general office occupations
Engineering Technician9electronics tech
Family and Social Work2child development
Animal Science and Care1animal husbandry

Number of programs and degrees for Weatherford College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree39519
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years43314

Weatherford College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Weatherford College had a total enrollment of 4,544 students (2,831 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 2%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 18%
18-19 34%
20-21 16%
22-24 10%
25-29 7%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Weatherford College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 48 %
Part-Time 33 %

Weatherford College Room and Board (2007)

Weatherford College offers campus housing for 280 of its 2,831 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Weatherford, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Weatherford College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,590
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,970
Room and board $ 6,530
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,314

Financial Aid:
Weatherford College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 366400)

Weatherford College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year11$48,02518$55,978
All faculty totalcalendar year11$48,02518$55,978

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year35$51,30147$48,475
All faculty totalacademic year35$51,30147$48,475

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Weatherford College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports112132

Weatherford College Degree Programs (2007)

Animal Science And Care
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration

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What Sets Weatherford College Apart:

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Top 12%Weatherford College Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 19%Weatherford College Number of degree programs

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Has ROTC (air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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