Clarendon College

  • Clarendon College is the oldest institution of higher education in the Texas Panhandle, having been established in 1898 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The College was successfully administrated by the church through the first quarter of the 20th century.
School Highlights
  • Clarendon College serves 1,394 students (48% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Clarendon College is the only community colleges within Donley County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Clarendon College is Amarillo College (56.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Clarendon College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Clarendon College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty49 staff76 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Clarendon College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Clarendon College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,394 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:135:1
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# Full-Time Students669 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students725 students2,866 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
298252
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
-
% Asian
-
4%
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% Hispanic
26%
37%
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% Black
6%
13%
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% White
65%
39%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.510.69
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College Completion Rate
30%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,700$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,736 is less than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,480 is less than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,736$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,480$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,500$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,272$5,015
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Clarendon Independent School Board purchased the college property and Clarendon College was re-established in 1927 as a non-sectarian junior college. The College was recognized by the Texas Education Agency and the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities in 1927. Clarendon College now operates from a beautiful 82-acre campus on the west edge of Clarendon. Eight counties comprise the College's service area. It is maintained, in part, by property taxes in the Clarendon College District (Donley County). The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and schools and is one of 50 state-supported community colleges in the Texas system.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Clarendon College is Amarillo College (56.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 10,336 students | 56.20 Mi2011 S. Washington
    Amarillo TX  79109
    (806)371-5000
    56.2010,336
  • 1,348 students | 56.80 Mi1301 W. Roosevelt St.
    Borger TX  79008
    (806)457-4200
    56.801,348
  • 1,460 students | 90.80 Mi2801 N Main St
    Altus OK  73521
    (580)477-2000
    90.801,460
  • 2,989 students | 105.30 Mi4400 College Dr.
    Vernon TX  76384
    (940)552-6291
    105.302,989
  • Kaplan College-Lubbock
    Private, for profit
    314 students | 108.30 Mi1421 Ninth Street
    Lubbock TX  79401
    (806)765-7051
    108.30314
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,026 per year for in-state students and $6,207 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,730 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.