Cisco College

101 College Heights
Cisco, TX 76437
Tel: (254)442-5000
3,583 students
Public institution
Cisco College seeks to encourage life-long learning and enhance the quality of life in the communities it serves by maintaining an open-door admissions policy and providing a comprehensive array of learning, service, and life experiences that will motivate and challenge students. In order to meet the needs of a diverse constituency, the College offers a variety of programs and courses in academic higher education, workforce development, and personal growth development. Faculty participate in continued professional development with a commitment to research and innovation as a basis for curriculum development. Associate’s degrees designed for transfer to a university, associate’s degrees and certificates designed for direct entry into the workforce, and opportunities for job skills continuing education and personal life enrichment are all a part of the dynamic offerings found at Cisco College.
School Highlights:
Cisco College serves 3,583 students (48.23% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
Cisco College is one of 2 community colleges within Eastland County, TX.
The nearest community college is Ranger College (18.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 127 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
College Cisco 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 127 staff
61 staff
Cisco College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,583 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,583 students 1,296 students
Cisco College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
Cisco College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,728 students
810 students
Cisco College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,855 students
1,036 students
Cisco College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Cisco College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Cisco College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Cisco College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Cisco College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Cisco College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Cisco College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Cisco College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Cisco College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Cisco 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. 0.57 0.53
Cisco College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,960 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,960 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,960 $5,694
Cisco College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,960 $10,252
Cisco College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 357 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89%
Cisco College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • On May 8, 1939, after months of planning and consultation with state officials, Cisco citizens succeeded in getting enacted into legislation a bill which created Cisco Junior College as a part of the Cisco Independent School District. R.N. Cluck, superintendent of Cisco schools, who had devoted years to the project, became its first president. Randolph College properties were purchased, the college was formally opened in September, 1939, and the first students were received in 1940. Such was the success of this venture that in 1956 the college was separated from the public schools, and a Board of Regents was elected. Since that time the high-quality, low-cost, state-supported educational programs have enabled Cisco Junior College to satisfy the needs of students from its service area and from across Texas. Cisco Junior College is dedicated to providing quality education to its students by a competent and caring faculty. A comprehensive program of knowledge, skills, and experiences is provided through curricula for academic transfer, career preparation, and continuing adult education. In support of this educational mission, the College promotes student success through a program of placement assessment, skill development, and a comprehensive program of student services. Cisco Junior College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate level degree.

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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 . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.