• 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.

School Highlights

Amarillo College serves 9,739 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 9,739 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,898
  • Out-state tuition: $4,362
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 56%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 745 teachers has grown by 67% over five years.
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
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
745 staff
266 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Amarillo College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The Amarillo College diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,739 students
4,799 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,466 students
1,339 students
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# Part-Time Students
6,273 students
3,460 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
625 students
335 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,466 students
1,339 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
28 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
6,273 students
3,626 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
41 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
252 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
43%
47%
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% Black
5%
12%
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% White
44%
29%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
1%
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score
0.62
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.41%
2.75%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.73%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,900
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,898 is less than the state average of $4,737. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,362 is less than the state average of $6,891. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,898
$4,737
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,362
$6,891
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
72%
82%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$14,894
$10,761
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Amarillo College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,818
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Amarillo College cost?

Amarillo College's tuition is approximately $2,898 for In-State students and $4,362 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 9,739 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,898
  • Out-state tuition: $4,362
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 56%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,737 per year for in-state students and $6,891 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,983 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Texas is Vista College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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