Amarillo College

Tel: (806)371-5000
10,824 students
Public institution
Amarillo College, a public community college, is dedicated to providing educational, cultural and community services and resources to enhance the quality of life for the diverse population in the service area.
School Highlights
Amarillo College serves 10,824 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
Amarillo College is the only community colleges within Potter County, TX.
The nearest community college is Frank Phillips College (40.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 290 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
College Amarillo College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 290 staff
61 staff
Amarillo College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,824 has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 10,824 students 1,315 students
Amarillo College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1
Amarillo College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,229 students
815 students
Amarillo College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,595 students
1,061 students
Amarillo College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Amarillo College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Amarillo College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Amarillo College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Amarillo College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Amarillo College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Amarillo College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Amarillo College Unknown (2006-2013)
Amarillo College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.58 0.70
Amarillo College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,898 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 42% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,362 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 45% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,898 $5,590
Amarillo College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,362 $10,086
Amarillo College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
Amarillo College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • On July 16, 1929, Amarillo College became the first junior college district in the state to be organized independent of a school district. The first classes were held in September 1929. The College moved to its present location with the construction of its first permanent building in 1937. After serving primarily as a junior college offering arts and sciences courses, the curriculum was expanded in 1942 to include vocational courses. In 1958, Amarillo College was granted its own board of regents independent of the trusteeship of the Amarillo Independent School District. The 1960s brought expansion in College facilities and programs. A number of allied health and occupational-technical programs were added to the curriculum along with an extensive array of continuing education and community service courses. In 1995, state legislation transferred Texas State Technical College - Amarillo to AC. Today, the East Campus (formerly Amarillo Technical Center) continues a 25-year history of meeting the region's technical education needs. As your community college, Amarillo College works hard to bring you high-quality academic and technical programs, plus hundreds of continuing education programs. We offer affordable tuition, and small classes when you want them - morning, afternoon, evening, or weekends. Our technical programs provide guaranteed training in fields where job prospects are good and there is the most long-term need for qualified personnel. AC is an ideal place to begin your college career. Our transfer programs let you complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree–conveniently and at a low cost. Amarillo College offers three associate degrees and various certificates of completion. Generally, students completing 15 semester credit hours each semester will be able to complete a certificate of completion within one academic year and an associate degree in two academic years. Amarillo College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate of arts degrees, associate of science degrees, associate of applied science degrees and certificates of completion.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,178 per year for in-state students and $6,282 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,883 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Texas is Sanford-Brown College-Houston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.