Clarendon College

Tel: (806)874-3571
  • 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 34:1.
  • 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 is Amarillo College (56.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Clarendon College (TX) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 49 staff 65 staff
Clarendon College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,394 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,394 students 3,585 students
Clarendon College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1 34:1
Clarendon College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 669 students 932 students
Clarendon College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 725 students 2,653 students
Clarendon College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Clarendon College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
298 252
Clarendon College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Clarendon College Asian (2007-2011)
% Hispanic
Clarendon College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Clarendon College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Clarendon College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Clarendon College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Clarendon College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.51 0.69
Clarendon College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Clarendon College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $34,700 $34,000
Clarendon College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,736 is less than the state average of $4,255. 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 $6,425. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,736 $4,255
Clarendon College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,480 $6,425
Clarendon College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88% 84%
Clarendon College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $8,500 $9,500
Clarendon College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,272 $5,250
Clarendon College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,255 per year for in-state students and $6,425 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,508 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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

Texas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.