Panola College

Tel: (903)693-2000
2,579 students
Public institution
School Highlights
Panola College serves 2,579 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.
Panola College is the only community colleges within Panola County, TX.
The nearest community college is Texas State Technical College-Marshall (28.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 93 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
College Panola College (TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 93 staff 65 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,579 has grown by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,579 students 1,394 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 28:1 34:1
# Full-Time Students 1,345 students 932 students
# Part-Time Students 1,234 students 2,653 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 212 228
% Hispanic
10%
37%
% Black
22%
13%
% White
64%
39%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Non Resident races
2%
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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. 0.53 0.69

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,568 is less than the state average of $3,810. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,240 is less than the state average of $7,170. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,568 $3,810
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,240 $7,170
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 54% 84%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Established in 1947, Panola College has greatly expanded its services to meet community needs and to provide a wide range of educational and training opportunities to citizens of all ages. The College began operating temporary buildings before the first two permanent buildings were erected in 1949. A 35-acre campus at the junction of Texas state Highway 315 and U.S. 79 in Carthage has been the school's home since its inception. There are now sixteen permanent buildings with more than 135 acres available for expansion in the coming century. In addition to a comprehensive community college in Carthage, the school offers a variety of instructional opportunities in a four-county service area including Harrison, Marion, and Shelby counties. These three counties became part of the college's official service area by legislative act in 1995. Panola College offers quality instructional programs for those interested in academic transfer, vocational/technical fields, developmental studies, workforce training and continuing education. Our excellent faculty provide personal assistance to students in a caring environment. An outstanding array of distance learning courses are also available. The degrees offered includes Associate of Science, Associate of Art, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Arts in Teaching. Certificates are available in technical areas. Panola College is accredited by the Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate degrees and certificates of completion.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,362 per year for in-state students and $5,655 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,735 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 80%. 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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Texas is Virginia College-Austin. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.