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 1,689 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 109 teachers has grown by 55% over five years.
Clarendon College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty109 staff262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Clarendon College has grown by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The Clarendon College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,689 students4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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# Full-Time Students575 students1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students1,114 students3,460 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
296 students251 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
-
5%
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% Hispanic
23%
47%
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% Black
7%
12%
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% White
49%
29%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
18%
2%
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Diversity Score0.670.68
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College Completion Rate
35%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,700$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,736 is less than the state average of $4,287. The in-state tuition has declined by 26% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,480 is less than the state average of $6,528. The out-state tuition has declined by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,736$4,287
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,480$6,528
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,218$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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
  • 9,739 students | 56.20 Mi2011 S. Washington
    Amarillo, TX 79109
    (806) 371-5000
    56.209,739
  • 1,501 students | 56.70 Mi1301 W. Roosevelt St.
    Borger, TX 79008
    (806) 457-4200
    56.701,501
  • 1,354 students | 91.00 Mi2801 N Main St
    Altus, OK 73521
    (580) 477-2000
    91.001,354
  • 2,930 students | 105.30 Mi4400 College Dr.
    Vernon, TX 76384
    (940) 552-6291
    105.302,930
  • 9,212 students | 126.10 Mi1401 S. College Ave
    Levelland, TX 79336
    (806) 894-9611
    126.109,212
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For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,287 per year for in-state students and $6,528 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,663 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Texas is Vista College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.