Chipola is a comprehensive public college whose mission is to provide accessible, affordable, quality educational opportunities to the residents of Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties and to all others who choose to attend. The college creates a student-oriented atmosphere of educational excellence and maintains an intellectual environment which inspires the full development of each individual’s goals, abilities, and interests. Because there is no substitute for quality instruction, the college empowers faculty members to establish and achieve the highest possible standards. The college also promotes a strong working relationship with communities, businesses, state agencies, and other educational institutions.
Chipola College serves 2,160 students (43.61% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of -92%.
Chipola College is the only community colleges within Jackson County