- Amarillo College, a public community college, is dedicated to providing educational, cultural and community services and resources to enhance the quality of life for the diverse population in the service area.
|Amarillo College||(TX) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional||Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||288 staff||121 staff|
- On July 16, 1929, Amarillo College became the first junior college district in the state to be organized independent of a school district. The first classes were held in September 1929. The College moved to its present location with the construction of its first permanent building in 1937. After serving primarily as a junior college offering arts and sciences courses, the curriculum was expanded in 1942 to include vocational courses. In 1958, Amarillo College was granted its own board of regents independent of the trusteeship of the Amarillo Independent School District. The 1960s brought expansion in College facilities and programs. A number of allied health and occupational-technical programs were added to the curriculum along with an extensive array of continuing education and community service courses. In 1995, state legislation transferred Texas State Technical College - Amarillo to AC. Today, the East Campus (formerly Amarillo Technical Center) continues a 25-year history of meeting the region's technical education needs. As your community college, Amarillo College works hard to bring you high-quality academic and technical programs, plus hundreds of continuing education programs. We offer affordable tuition, and small classes when you want them - morning, afternoon, evening, or weekends. Our technical programs provide guaranteed training in fields where job prospects are good and there is the most long-term need for qualified personnel. AC is an ideal place to begin your college career. Our transfer programs let you complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree–conveniently and at a low cost. Amarillo College offers three associate degrees and various certificates of completion. Generally, students completing 15 semester credit hours each semester will be able to complete a certificate of completion within one academic year and an associate degree in two academic years. Amarillo College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate of arts degrees, associate of science degrees, associate of applied science degrees and certificates of completion.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,484 students | 40.60 Mi1301 W. Roosevelt St.
Borger, TX 79008
(806) 457-4200 40.601,484
- 1,844 students | 56.20 Mi1122 College Drive
Clarendon, TX 79226
(806) 874-3571 56.201,844
- 3,107 students | 92.60 Mi417 Schepps Blvd
Clovis, NM 88101
(800) 769-1409 92.603,107
- 1,068 students | 106.70 Mi911 S Tenth Street
Tucumcari, NM 88401
(575) 461-4413 106.701,068
- 314 students | 110.90 Mi1421 Ninth Street
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 765-7051 110.90314