Clarendon College

Tel: (8.0)687-4357
1,249 students
Public institution
Clarendon College is the oldest institution of higher education in the Texas Panhandle, having been established in 1898 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The College was successfully administrated by the church through the first quarter of the 20th century.
School Highlights
Clarendon College serves 1,249 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
Clarendon College is the only community colleges within Donley County, TX.
The nearest community college is Amarillo College (56.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
College Clarendon 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 48 staff
61 staff
Clarendon College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,249 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,249 students 1,315 students
Clarendon College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
Clarendon College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 598 students
815 students
Clarendon College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 651 students
1,061 students
Clarendon College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Clarendon College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Clarendon College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Clarendon College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Clarendon College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Clarendon College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Clarendon College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Clarendon College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Clarendon 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. 0.54 0.70
Clarendon College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,736 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,480 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,736 $5,590
Clarendon College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,480 $10,086
Clarendon College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 296 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
Clarendon College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Clarendon Independent School Board purchased the college property and Clarendon College was re-established in 1927 as a non-sectarian junior college. The College was recognized by the Texas Education Agency and the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities in 1927. Clarendon College now operates from a beautiful 82-acre campus on the west edge of Clarendon. Eight counties comprise the College's service area. It is maintained, in part, by property taxes in the Clarendon College District (Donley County). The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and schools and is one of 50 state-supported community colleges in the Texas system.

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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.