K – 12 Education
One of the greatest gifts a child can receive is education. In Wichita Falls, the Texas Education Agency and the Magnet Schools of America Association recognized our exemplary school district for its academic success. We also have several private school options and a homeschooling network that allows parents to share innovative ideas.
Wichita Falls emphasizes the importance of education completion with a nationally acclaimed initiative called "The Million Dollar Conversation." In short, that is the salary that will be lost over a lifetime without a high school degree. This award-winning initiative is improving our competitive 'work ready' labor force.
In a city proud to be the home of Sheppard Air Force Base, the Wichita Falls ISD established Sheppard Air Force Base Elementary for our military families. In addition, many Sheppard personnel are involved as mentors in our schools and serve in our ‘Partners in Education’ program.
Wichita Falls' education and teaching provide a quality education and an abundance of opportunity.
Wichita Falls is home to both Vernon College and Midwestern State University, which offer excellent curriculum, dynamic professors, and cost-effective education. In fact, Consumers Digest named MSU “Best Value” for higher education across the country in 2007. Midwestern State University provides 43 undergraduate and 24 graduate degree plans to more than 6,400 students. Most classes have fewer than 30 students.
Vernon College works closely with area employers to produce graduates who are needed in the allied health and technical fields as well as those preparing for a four-year degree. In addition, Wayland Baptist University calls Wichita Falls home.
Our higher education institutions work with our employers to help prepare students with workforce skills. Non-degree-seeking residents also enjoy enrichment opportunities like fine arts classes.
Higher education is important to this regional hub, and our institutions employ some of the best instructors and professors in the country. If you or your children are looking for a big-city education with a personalized atmosphere, look no further than Wichita Falls.