Lon Morris College (Closed 2012)

  • The mission of Lon Morris College is to offer a quality liberal arts education within a Christian community that allows the whole person to develop and mature.

School Highlights

Lon Morris College serves 552 students (96% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 68%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 102 teachers has grown by 64% over five years.
Lon Morris College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty102 staff121 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lon Morris College has grown by 39% over five years.
The Lon Morris College diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment552 students4,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio0:137:1
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# Full-Time Students529 students1,302 students
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# Part-Time Students23 students3,318 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Hispanic
11%
42%
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% Black
53%
13%
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% White
35%
32%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
14%
4%
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Diversity Score0.000.70
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College Completion Rate
30%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,300$34,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$9,350
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$4,398
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Acceptance Rate66%75%
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Source: 2012 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Lon Morris College is a church-related, two-year college of the arts and sciences with a core curriculum emphasizing the liberal arts. As a two-year college, Lon Morris College offers two years of higher education, foundational for advanced degrees, for those going on to more extended general education or to specialized and professional study. Lon Morris College was founded in 1854 as the Danville Academy near Kilgore, Texas. In 1875, the school became the property of the East Texas Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and changed its name to Alexander Collegiate Institute in honor of its president and outstanding early Texas educator, the Reverend Isaac Alexander. The charter was obtained in 1886, and in 1894 the school was moved to its present location in Jacksonville, Texas. The name was changed once more, in 1924, to Lon Morris College by approval of the Texas Annual Conference after R.A. “Lon” Morris of Pittsburg, Texas gave his estate to the school. Lon Morris organized the first Phi Theta Kappa in Texas, which was begun in 1929. Phi Theta Kappa is the national scholastic society for two-year colleges. Lon Morris is the only two-year United Methodist college west of the Mississippi River, and it is the only surviving pre-Civil War school in East Texas. The college offers an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, an Associate of Science (AS) degree, or an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. Lon Morris College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Lon Morris College is Jacksonville College-Main Campus (0.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Jacksonville College-Main Campus
    Jacksonville College-Main Campus Photo - Students relaxing at Wonderful Wednesday picnic
    Private not-for-profit
    511 students | 0.80 Mi105 B J Albritton Dr
    Jacksonville, TX 75766
    (903) 586-2518
    0.80511
  • 10,106 students | 26.20 Mi1400 East Fifth Street
    Tyler, TX 75701
    (903) 510-2200
    26.2010,106
  • 4,866 students | 37.70 Mi1100 Broadway
    Kilgore, TX 75662
    (903) 984-8531
    37.704,866
  • 4,245 students | 37.90 Mi100 Cardinal Drive
    Athens, TX 75751
    (903) 675-6200
    37.904,245
  • 2,766 students | 55.70 Mi1109 W Panola Street
    Carthage, TX 75633
    (903) 693-2000
    55.702,766
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