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 2,080 students (42% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Chipola College is the only community colleges within Jackson County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Chipola College is George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (39.1 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Chipola College(FL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty70 staff37 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Chipola College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Chipola College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,080 students1,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:138:1
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# Full-Time Students871 students487 students
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# Part-Time Students1,209 students655 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
96184
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
24%
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% Black
16%
17%
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% White
77%
69%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.380.60
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,200$30,300
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,120 is less than the state average of $6,464. 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 $11,973. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,120$6,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,950$11,973
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$11,875
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,325$6,334
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Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,464 per year for in-state students and $11,973 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,054 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 89%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Florida is Johnson & Wales University-North Miami. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.