Trinity Valley Community College

100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, TX 75751
Tel: (903)675-6200
5,172 students
Public institution
Trinity Valley Community College is a learning-centered college that provides quality academic, workforce, and community service programs to meet the educational needs of our students and the citizens of our service area.
School Highlights:
Trinity Valley Community College serves 5,172 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Trinity Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Henderson County, TX.
The nearest community college is Tyler Junior College (35.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 195 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Trinity Valley Community 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 195 staff
59 staff
Trinity Valley Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,172 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is equal to the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 89% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,172 students
1,282 students
Trinity Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
Trinity Valley Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,685 students
810 students
Trinity Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,487 students
1,017 students
Trinity Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Trinity Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Trinity Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Trinity Valley Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Trinity Valley Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Trinity Valley Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Trinity Valley Community College Unknown (2010-2013)
Trinity Valley Community 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. 0.53 0.53
Trinity Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,600 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 60% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,440 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 48% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,600 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,440 $10,294
Trinity Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 500 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
Trinity Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Henderson County Junior College was founded by a group of Athens civic leaders, headed by J. P. Pickens and Orval Pirtle, and public school administrators in late 1945 and early 1946. The creation of Henderson County Junior College was formally approved by voters in the election of May 4, 1946. The first registration was conducted in temporary facilities at Athens High School on June 3, 1946, and three days later classes began there. The Board of Trustees provided Henderson County Junior College with its own facilities at the present location of the Henderson County Campus on June 24, 1946. The College moved to its new campus for the beginning of the fall semester, 1946. As a result of the continued regional expansion of the College, the Board of Trustees authorized and approved a name change from Henderson County Junior college to Trinity Valley Community College in September, 1986, with campus designations: Athens - Henderson County Campus, Palestine - Anderson County Campus, Terrell - Kaufman County Campus and Kaufman - Health Science Center. The facilities include general classrooms; modern laboratories for science and appropriate occupational programs; a modern well equipped Learning Resources Center; a men and women's physical education building; a well equipped instruction media center; and a Student Union building. A modern, well equipped green house is available to students in the Horticulture, Ranch Management and Agriculture Programs. Trinity Valley Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Science degree, and Associate of Applied Science degree.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Tyler Tyler Junior College
    1400 East Fifth Street
    Tyler, TX 75701
    35.2  Mi  |  11308  students
  • Jacksonville Jacksonville College-Main Campus
    Private not-for-profit
    105 B J Albritton Dr
    Jacksonville, TX 75766
    37.4  Mi  |  523  students
  • Corsicana Navarro College
    3200 W 7th Avenue
    Corsicana, TX 75110
    38.3  Mi  |  10286  students
  • Terrell Southwestern Christian College
    Private not-for-profit
    200 Bowser Circle
    Terrell, TX 75160
    45  Mi  |  207  students
  • Kilgore Kilgore College
    1100 Broadway
    Kilgore, TX 75662
    58.9  Mi  |  5867  students
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,538 per year for in-state students and $5,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,720 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 81%. 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Texas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.