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Wade College

Wade College is an Associate's college with 201 students located in Dallas, TX.

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Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions

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Wade College says

Creative. Attentive. Inspiring.

Wade College is a specialized private academic institution in Dallas, Texas, that offers dual-major associate of arts and bachelor of arts degrees in merchandising and design.

At Wade, both the classes and the students are creative, with coursework designed to broaden perspectives and launch visual arts careers in as little as 16 to 32 months. The continually updated curriculum builds upon a liberal arts core to include specialized study in graphic design, fashion design, interior design, and merchandise marketing at the associate-degree level, and fashion design, interior design, merchandise management, and visual communication at the baccalaureate-degree level.

With small immersive classes, an attentive faculty with professional experience, incredible internship and work-study opportunities, and comprehensive student services, Wade College is committed to the ongoing success of its graduates.

Design your future at Wade College.

Mission Statement

Wade College is a privately sponsored college offering associate and baccalaureate degree programs in merchandising and design. The college is a teaching institution that emphasizes specialized professional study and the liberal arts. Wade College exists and operates to provide its diverse student population with the skills and knowledge to be a productive part of American society. It further seeks to provide them with an enriching cultural, moral, economic, and social experience. The college is committed to serving the changing requirements of the merchandising and design fields and preparing its student for excellence in their career fields by providing knowledgeable faculty, continually updated curriculum, and modern facilities. The purpose of Wade College is to offer programs of instruction that are designed to allow students to: Develop the competencies necessary for immediate employment and career advancement in their chosen fields. Continue and complete a formal education in graduate colleges and universities, if so desired. Develop intellectual, humanitarian, and leadership skills that will advance their potential for success. Engage in continual self-improvement.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 201
Gender 16% Male / 84% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 81% Full Time / 19% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 62% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 22%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Hispanic/Latino 17%
Ethnicity Unknown 8%
Black or African American 49%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Activities

Student Publications: D&M Magazine

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: The Academic Advising Program is designed to help enhance students’ experiences at Wade College by providing academic support throughout the program. Academic Advisors are available to provide resources, key information, and guidance to assist in degree completion. The President, Vice-President of Education, Director of Academic and Student Affairs, and Director of Student Services serve as Academic Advisors. Students may meet with Academic Advisors to discuss scheduling, curriculum, grades, college policies, and other college-related issues. The Student Tutoring Program is made up of faculty who volunteer to assist new and continuing students who are in need of academic assistance. Any student at Wade College may request tutoring. Also, any faculty member of Wade College may recommend a student for tutoring in any subject using the tutoring referral form. The Director of Student Services maintains comprehensive records concerning tutoring requests and referrals. All requests receive marked action within one week of receipt of request or referral. College Preparation Courses To assess student needs in the areas of mathematics and written communication skills, all students are required to take placement exams via the College Board’s ACCUPLACER exams; such exams will assess the skills and abilities of students to determine whether they should be placed in either or both of the college preparation courses offered at Wade College. Upon acceptance and enrollment, but prior to registering for classes, all students will sit for the two placement exams—administered on campus and overseen by college administration. The student will be required to schedule an appointment for testing with the Office of Admissions upon enrollment. All students who score below a predetermined benchmark score on the College Board’s ACCUPLACER placement exams will be placed in DMAT 0075 Fundamentals of Mathematics and/or DCOM 0095 Fundamentals of Composition, as appropriate. College preparation courses in mathematics and English composition will serve as prerequisites for the college-level courses: MATH 1332 Math for Liberal Arts I and ENGL 1301 Composition I courses, respectively; consequently, successful completion of mandated preparation courses is required for those students whose placement scores determine need. Supplemental Instruction Laboratories The supplemental instruction program at Wade College provides students regularly scheduled laboratory instruction linked to all of the institution’s mathematics and English composition courses—including both the college preparation and the college-level courses—to supplement the information and skills taught in those courses. The laboratory instruction are led by subject-matter specialists (Wade College professors). As opposed to the lecture format that is used to present course concepts in the college preparation courses and college-level courses, the mathematics and writing laboratories will emphasize one-on-one student assistance in the respective areas with the professor acting as a facilitator, providing assistance when necessary. Students will be able to work individually through course concepts provided by assignments, workbooks, or course-specific computer software.
  • Career And Alumni Services: The mission of the Office of Career Services is to support and empower students and alumni on their career paths by teaching lifelong employability and career management skills, and providing resources, guidance, and learning opportunities to help them successfully gain employment and manage their careers. Career Services offers students and alumni one-on-one career advising, resources for employability development, access to a dynamic online job board and resume builder (Wade Career Connection), on-campus workshops, opportunities to connect with industry professionals and prospective employers, and many other resources and services for the purposes of: Helping students and alumni navigate the career search process for gainful employment; Promoting understanding about the necessary competencies and skills required to qualify for immediate employment and career advancement; and Encouraging students and alumni to be engaged in continual self-improvement and professional development to maintain long-standing careers in the merchandising and design fields
  • Facilities: Dallas Infomart Dallas World Trade Center
  • Libraries: The Wade College Library exists to provide services, materials, and information for the students, alumni, faculty, and staff. The services, materials, and information available are chosen to support, reflect, and enhance the college’s curriculum. To ensure the completion of this task, the college library maintains facilities which comply with the principles of its regional accreditation association, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The library facilities are utilized as an intrinsic part of the educational program of the college; thus, funds are budgeted so the library can expand its holdings, including print and electronic volumes, reference books, periodicals, electronic databases, electronic books and periodicals, audiovisual materials, and course-related computer software support. Information technology, on a scale appropriate to the institution, is employed to assist users in the location of materials and information. It is the ultimate goal of the Wade College Library, as it is of the institution itself, to create life-long learners and to provide them with the tools to achieve that goal.
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): Accelerated program Double major Liberal arts/career combination Internships
  • Transfer In Services: Transfer of credit from another institution to Wade College involves consideration of accreditation, comparability of course work, and applicability of that course work to Wade College’s curriculum. The Office of the Director of Academic and Student Affairs reviews each course taken at other colleges or universities to make a determination whether that course is transferable. The course is evaluated for transfer credit by comparing the nature, content, and level of transfer credit and appropriateness and applicability of the credit earned to the course at Wade College. The holding of a degree from another institution has no effect on the transfer credit accepted by Wade College. It is the student’s responsibility to review and follow the policies and information below regarding transfer of credit to Wade College. If the student fails to abide by these policies, he/she risks losing the credit when an audit of the degree plan occurs. As of fall 2013, students matriculating into the Associate of Arts degree program my transfer up to 70% (14 courses or 42 credit hours) of total degree program credit requirements. Students accepted into the Bachelor of Arts degree program may transfer up to an additional 70% (14 courses or 42 credit hours) of total degree program credit requirements.

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other (75%), General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other (24%), Design and Visual Communications (0%), Design and Visual Communications (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Commercial and Industrial Designers
Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.
Set and Exhibit Designers
Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
Designers, All Other
All designers not listed separately.

Associates

A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Commercial and Industrial Designers
Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.
Set and Exhibit Designers
Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
Designers, All Other
All designers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

Associates

Administration & Faculty

Admissions Coordinator Feba Varghese
Admissions coordinator Madison Hunnicutt
President Harry Davros
Executive Vice President John Conte
Director of Academics and Student Affairs Elizabeth Johnston
Director of Career Services Jennifer Magee
Director of Financial Services Lisa Hoover
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 7
Student : Faculty Ratio 13 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 71 : 28
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (214) 658-8800
Email
  [email protected]

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
22
Selectivity

Deadlines

October

5

Regular Decision

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $20,831 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $19,774
$30K-$48K $24,112
$48K-$75K $24,311
$75K-$110K $26,394
$110K+ $26,394

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $12,420, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $12,432 Same as On-Campus
Fees $275 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $7,368
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $12,707 $20,075

Students Receiving Aid

62% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 86% $11,812
Federal Scholarships/Grants 62% $5,442
Pell Grants 62% $5,442
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 8% $400
Student Loans 86% $11,812

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.wadecollege.edu/financial-services/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.wadecollege.edu/financial-services/net-price-calculator/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

44% of students graduated in six years.

69% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Top Employers

  • JC Penney
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • NorthPark Center
  • The Andra Group
  • West Village Properties

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