Education

Schools

The City of Clifton is served by the Clifton Independent School District.

Schools, Colleges, & Higher Education Opportunities in the Clifton Area
For students in grades pre-k through 12th grade, the City of Clifton is served by the Clifton Independent School District. K-12 education in the state of Texas is served by the Texas Education Agency.

Residents of Clifton have the fortune of being located within 40 minutes of Baylor University as well as McLennan Community College in Waco. Additionally, Hill College, located 45 minutes away in Hillsboro, also makes available credit and non-credit continuing education courses to citizens of all ages. Often residents of large cities like Dallas and Austin drive at least 30-45 minutes to their community colleges, without the benefit of beautiful country scenery and no traffic.

Additionally, the Bosque Arts Center provides non-traditional continuing education through its lifetime learning programs. The Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco provides the location for monthly meetings and the Cameron Park Zoo, also 30 minutes away, provide opportunities to learn more about animal and plant life while the Bosque Museum and other museums noted provide educational opportunities for citizens interested in the history of the area. The Nellie Pederson Library in Clifton is open 5 days per week and also presents educational materials for citizens as well as internet service for individuals needing that service.


Local Clifton Schools K-12
• Clifton Elementary School, pre-k through fifth grade: http://ces.cliftonisd.org/
• Clifton Middle School, sixth through eighth grade: http://cms.cliftonisd.org/
• Clifton High School, ninth through twelfth grade: http://chs.cliftonisd.org/
• Pre-k schools: https://www.care.com/preschools/clifton-tx

Clifton Area Technical Schools, Community Colleges, and 4-Year Colleges
• Baylor University - Waco - 40 miles along Hwy. 6: http://www.baylor.edu/
• Hill College Center - Clifton
• Hill College - Hillsboro, Cleburne, Glen Rose, Burleson: http://www.hillcollege.edu/
• Mary Hardin Baylor - Belton - 50 miles along Hwy. 317 east: http://www.umhb.edu/
• McLennan Community College - Waco - 35 miles along Hwy. 6: http://www.mclennan.edu/
• Tarleton University - Stephenville - 45 miles along Hwy. 6: http://www.tarleton.edu/
• Texas State Technical College - Waco - 45 miles along Hwy. 6: http://www.tstc.edu/

Education for Seniors and Retirees
• Bosque Arts Center, Classes, Workshops, Book and Gardens Clubs: http://www.bosqueartscenter.org/classes.asp
• Central Texas University Lifelong Learning Program for people over 50, Classes throughout Central Texas: http://www.ctcd.edu/students/continuing-education/lifelong-learning/
• Community Programs & Continuing Education Enrichment Classes, McLennan Community College: http://www.mclennan.edu/continuing-education/
• Guide to Career Change After 50: http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/the-complete-guide-to-career-changes-after-50/

Higher Education & Distance Learning / Online Resources

• Distance Learning, Texas State University: http://www.distancelearning.txstate.edu/
• Career & Technical Education in Texas: http://tea.texas.gov/cte/
• College Board: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
• US News: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges
• Accreditation at Online Schools & Colleges in Texas: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/texas/
• Online Colleges & Schools in Texas: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/texas/
• Accredited Online College Search: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/online-colleges/
• Best Online Colleges & Universities in the U.S.: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/best-colleges-online/
• Online Community College Guide: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/community-colleges/

Education and Organizations for Texas Business Owners
• Texas Small Business Association: http://www.texassba.org/
• Baylor University MBA Programs: http://www.baylor.edu/business/mba/
• Business Courses by Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/browse/business
• MBA Information: http://www.mba.com/us
• Accelerated Online Business & MBA Programs: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/mba-programs/one-year-accelerated/
• MBA Programs not requiring the GMAT Test: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/mba-programs/no-gmat-required/
• Ranking the Best Online MBA Programs: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/mba-programs/
• University of Mary Hardin Baylor MBA Program: http://graduate.umhb.edu/graduate-programs

Financial Aid & Scholarship Opportunities
• Bosque County/Clifton Rotary Club Scholarships: http://rotarydistrict5870.org/ClubInfo/bosque-county-clifton
• Communities Foundation of Texas, Scholarships: http://www.cftexas.org/cft-scholarships
• Unigo Texas Scholarship Directory: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-state/texas-scholarships
• FAFSA Government Aid: https://fafsa.ed.gov/
• Finaid: http://www.finaid.org/
• Financial Aid for Online Universities: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-online-colleges/
• Scholarships & Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/affordable-colleges-for-students-with-disabilities/
• Veteran's Guide to Paying for College: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/higher-education-for-military-veterans/