Official enrollment numbers for Weatherford College are in for the fall 2016 semester, and the figures show growth for the college.
The college-wide count for the semester is 5,629 students, a 2.4 percent increase year-over-year. Both the Weatherford and Wise County campuses saw an increase in overall enrollment.
The largest enrollment increases occurred among dual credit students, up 8 percent, and in online courses, up nearly 4 percent.
Looking at the ethnicity breakdown, WC increased the amount of Hispanic students by 6.8 percent and African-American student enrollment increased by 3.3 percent.
Female students continue to outnumber male students, 3,464 to 2,159 respectively, but a larger increase in enrollment was seen this semester by male students, up 3.5 percent compared to 1.6 percent for females.
“We are pleased with the growth this semester,” WC President Dr. Kevin Eaton said. “We have bragged about the quality of our faculty and staff for years, but I truly believe a large part of the enrollment increase is a by-product of the outstanding work performed on a daily basis by our faculty and staff. Our positive reputation continues to grow both locally and nationally, and that is a direct reflection on the quality of education our students receive.”