Clarendon College

1,245 students
Public institution

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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 1,245 students (46% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Clarendon College is the only community colleges within Donley County, TX.
The nearest community college is Amarillo College (56.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Clarendon College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,245 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,245 students
1,287 students
Clarendon College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
574 students
832 students
Clarendon College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 671 students
1,021 students
Clarendon College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Clarendon College sch enrollment Clarendon College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Clarendon College Asian (2006-2010)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Clarendon College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Clarendon College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Clarendon College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Clarendon College sch ethnicity Clarendon College sta ethnicity
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. 0.41 0.45
Clarendon College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,736 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,480 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,736 $5,890
Clarendon College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,480 $10,050
Clarendon College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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