Panola College

Tel: (903)693-2000
2,701 students
Public institution

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Panola College has shaped its mission around the needs of the people within its service area since its inception. As a two-year, public community institution, Panola College is dedicated to providing excellence in education for its constituents. The range of educational offerings includes transfer programs which prepare students to enter universities; one or two-year programs in technical or vocational fields; developmental or remedial courses designed to remedy academic deficiencies; and continuing education for those wishing to enrich their lives and talents through college study. Our aim is to help each student achieve his or her full potential and to contribute to the further development of society.
School Highlights:
Panola College serves 2,701 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Panola College is the only community colleges within Panola County, TX.
The nearest community college is Texas State Technical College-Marshall (28.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 93 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Panola 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 93 staff
59 staff
Panola College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,701 teachers has grown by 43% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,701 students
1,282 students
Panola College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
22:1
Panola College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,357 students
810 students
Panola College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,344 students
1,017 students
Panola College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
10%
7%
Panola College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
22%
12%
Panola College Black (2006-2013)
% White
64%
57%
Panola College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
Panola College non_resident (2006-2013)
Panola 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. 0.43 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,712 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,432 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,712 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,432 $10,294
Total Dormitory Capacity 212 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 54%
89%
Panola College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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 $3,538 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.