Amarillo College

2011 S. Washington
Amarillo, TX 79109-0000
Tel: (806)371-5000
  • 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 10,336 students (30% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Amarillo College is the only community colleges within Randall County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is Frank Phillips College (40.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 288 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
Amarillo College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty288 staff76 staff
Amarillo College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 10,336 has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment10,336 students3,921 students
Amarillo College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio36:135:1
Amarillo College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,067 students1,055 students
Amarillo College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students7,269 students2,866 students
Amarillo College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Amarillo College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Amarillo College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Amarillo College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Amarillo College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Amarillo College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Amarillo College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.69
Amarillo College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Amarillo College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,900$34,000
Amarillo College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,898 is less than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,362 is less than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,898$4,026
Amarillo College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,362$6,207
Amarillo College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%83%
Amarillo College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,950$9,500
Amarillo College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,250
Amarillo College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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