Weatherford College, located in Weatherford, Texas, traces its origins to 1869 to the construction of Phoenix Masonic Lodges school. The first graduating class was in 1876, and the school was sold to the Weatherford Methodist Episcopal Church, SOuth, in 1889, which changed the name of the school to Weatherford College. over the next two decades the school went through a variety of owners and name changes, eventually taking on the role of Junior College in 1921.The school was temporarily merged with Southwestern University of Georgetown, Texas, but was given its own Junior College District in Parker County. The school has been in operation for over 130 years, always with the dedication to providing the best education possible for its students.
Weatherford College offers a wide variety of programs that provide career and transfer opportunities for students. Career training programs provide education in one's chosen field, allowing entry into the workforce as a qualified professional upon completion. Students will be provided a mixture of classroom and practical courses, learning the methods and techniques necessary for successful completion of one's duties in the field. Programs typically take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree which demonstrates competency in one's field and is useful in the pursuit of employment.
Academic transfer is accomplished by completing the first two years of a four year education followed by applying to one's desired school or schools to transfer their credits and continue their pursuit of higher education by completing the final two years and earning one's bachelor's degree. Students transferring to a public Texas institution will have an easier time through agreements in place that guarantee admission if certain academic requirements are met. Private and out of state schools will have varying requirements that should be researched if one wishes to transfer to such an institution.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Weatherford College is an open enrollment institution that admits any individuals that provides a completed application and pays all accrued fees. Students should also supply transcripts and test scores, which may be used in lieu of a placement exam. Students are also encouraged to meet with a counselor to discuss goals and assist in program choice as well as participate in new student orientation to familiarize themselves with the campus.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine the need, program eligibility and awards for the student. Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $2,400-$2,900
- Out-of-State: $5,300-$6,336
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $80-$96 per unit
- Out-of-State: $180-$210 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||68%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||54%||$5,061|
|Receiving Student Loans||18%||$4,565|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Weatherford College may offer student services including:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Weatherford College compared to community colleges in Texas, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Weatherford College||Parker County||Texas|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2002)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Texas
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2013)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2008)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Weatherford College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Weatherford College.