Chipola College

  • Chipola is a comprehensive public college whose mission is to provide accessible, affordable, quality educational opportunities to the residents of Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties and to all others who choose to attend. The college creates a student-oriented atmosphere of educational excellence and maintains an intellectual environment which inspires the full development of each individual’s goals, abilities, and interests. Because there is no substitute for quality instruction, the college empowers faculty members to establish and achieve the highest possible standards. The college also promotes a strong working relationship with communities, businesses, state agencies, and other educational institutions.

School Highlights

Chipola College serves 1,939 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 62%.

Top Rankings

Chipola College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 188 teachers has grown by 135% over five years.
Chipola College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty188 staff128 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Chipola College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Chipola College diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,939 students3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:114:1
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# Full-Time Students806 students862 students
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# Part-Time Students1,133 students2,273 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
99100
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
5%
30%
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% Black
14%
18%
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% White
72%
38%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.460.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,200$31,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,120 is less than the state average of $5,404. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,950 is less than the state average of $11,632. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,120$5,404
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,950$11,632
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$10,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,325$6,250
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Chipola Junior College was founded in 1947 and operated for one year as a private educational institution. Chipola Junior College entered in a new stage when it officially became Chipola College on August 18, 2003. The name had to be changed because from this time forward Chipola is offering 4 year degrees in Science and Math. The majority of students who attend Chipola College are natives of the five-county district served by the college. Thus, most students are from a rural or small town background. Marianna, with a population of about 10,000, is the largest city in the district. The population of the entire district is less than 94,000. Most regional students commute to the campus. Most out-of-state and foreign students live in Chipola's Residence Hall. Chipola College offers Baccalaureate (four year) degree programs in Secondary or Middle School Education. Chipola College's Math and Science Education degrees prepare students to teach mathematics and/or science in middle and/or high school. Graduates of these programs will be certified to teach either mathematics and/or science in Florida middle or high school. Our Workforce Development programs offer associate degrees and certifications in several fields in addition to offering worker retraining and employee development for area employers.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Chipola College is Bainbridge State College (42.6 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,404 per year for in-state students and $11,632 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,410 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Florida is Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.