University description (as per official university website)
Wharton County leaders, members of a Post-War Planning Committee, conceived the idea of Wharton County Junior College.
A County Junior College Committee was formed and citizens approved a 20-cent tax.
On April 6, voters of Wharton County created the Wharton County Junior College District and elected the first Board of Trustees: F.J.L. Blasingame, Wharton; Donald M. Duson, El Campo; J. R. Peace, East Bernard; Lottie N. Mullins, Boling; Richard E. Meek, Louise; Carl Reynolds, Glen Flora; and Harold Hansen, Danevang. In September, classroom instruction began with approximately 200 students housed in five Wharton County Fairground buildings, located at the corner of Boling Highway and Alabama Road. John Milton Hodges became President of Wharton County Junior College.
On June 7, Wharton County voters approved a $600,000 tax bond to acquire permanent college facilities.
Friends of the college donated a 20-acre site at Boling Highway and Alabama Road for campus construction.
Congressman Clark Thompson visited the campus.
Playwright Horton Foote consulted with drama students on the production of The Rocking Chair. The Wharton County Junior College Foundation was formed.
The financial aid program at Wharton County Junior College is designed to provide financial aid through scholarships, grants, loans, and on-campus employment. Inquiries concerning student aid should be addressed to the Student Financial Aid Office at (979) 532-6345. Applications for financial aid should be completed accurately and received in the Financial Aid Office along with any additional required forms by the priority deadline.
Financial aid eligibility is determined for only one year at a time. All approvals are based on the assumption that Congress will appropriate funds for the various programs. Consequently, approved aid terminates if money is not allocated to Wharton County Junior College.
To be eligible for financial assistance, a student must (1) be accepted for enrollment (if a new student) or, if currently enrolled, be in good standing; (2) not be in default on any student loan; (3) not owe a refund on a grant previously received at any institution; and (4) meet Wharton County Junior College’s satisfactory academic progress policy.