From a guaranteed, fixed tuition, to experienced faculty from industry, Wade College is THE college to study merchandising, design and information technology in Dallas. A three-year, accelerated degree, with an all-inclusive tuition that covers every book and supply, leads to high graduation rates and successful career outcomes. Join us in our laboratory environment inside the largest data center in Texas and next door to the largest wholesale trade center in the world.
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Plan Your Future
Wade students can speed up the academic process and earn their associate degree in 16 months. The associate degree programs require 60 semester credit hours for degree completion.
Wade students can earn their bachelor degree in as little as 32 months. The bachelor degree programs require 120 semester credit hours for degree completion.
Tuition covers all necessary materials, including textbooks, eBooks, and all fabrics, drafting and art supplies.
Guaranteed Fixed Tuition ensures that students will not encounter rate increases in the first four consecutive trimesters of their associate degree program, in the first eight consecutive trimesters of their direct-entry bachelor degree program, or in the first four consecutive trimesters of their post-associate bachelor degree program.
Wade College offers various tuition rebates through the Financial Services Department to help support students in meeting their educational goals.
Wade College employs experienced full-time and part-time faculty members to support its mission and the integrity of its degree programs. The college assesses each professor's overall qualifications, including academic credentials, teaching, and industry-related work experience, to ensure that all team members meet the required competence and capacity necessary for instructional effectiveness
Wade College hosts a fashion design studio, an interior design studio, an art studio and three computer laboratories, including one dedicated to visual communications, and one for information technology learning, complete with servers and hardware.
The average professor to student ratio is 15:1. At Wade College, students have more opportunities to ask questions, contribute to discussions, and collaborate with their professors.
Wade College administration will ensure that all students are provided with the appropriate support and guidance to address a wide range of academic and personal matters.
Connect to Industry
Wade College is located in the heart of the merchandising, design, and information technology industries, in the Dallas INFOMART. This is the largest data center in Texas and the world's first and only information processing marketing center.
Wade students have access to The Dallas Market Center, a 6.9 million square-foot complex consisting of four buildings. The complex consists of the Trade Mart, Market Hall, the International Trade Plaza, and the World Trade Center. There are over 200,000 visitors to the Trade Center each year.
Wade College is proximate to the Dallas Design District, a community compromised of restaurants, design firms, showrooms, and art galleries.
Graduating students from the associate and bachelor degree programs of design and merchandising are given the opportunity to create a professional portfolio showcasing the work they have done while enrolled at Wade College. Eligible graduating students present their portfolios to a panel of industry professionals at the Professional Portfolio Critique for additional preparation for real-world presentations, feedback, and employment
Graduating students from the associate and bachelor degree programs of information technology experience practical workplace training, career management, and portfolio development supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.
Wade students are encouraged to gain meaningful work experience while pursuing their studies. Whether through academically-eligible field experience or part-time industry work, Wade students utilize various forms of field experience to build their career paths, often opening the doors to permanent positions upon graduation.
Wade Career Connection, powered by Symplicity, a web-based career management system, is offered exclusively to Wade College students and alumni. Wade Career Connection allows registered students and alumni to access core career services offerings, apply to jobs, track their job search progress, and much more.
The success of a college can easily be measured by the success of its alumni. Wade College's top employers include Neiman Marcus, Fossil Group, Nordstrom, BIOWORLD Merchandising, JC Penney, Louis Vuitton, Andra Group, and more.