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

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 staff76 staff

Student Body

  • The Lon Morris College diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
% Unknown races
100%
3%
Diversity Score0.000.69
College Completion Rate (Year 2012)
30%
22%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,300$34,100

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2010)97%78%
    Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2012)$11,000$9,350
    Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2012)$5,500$4,398
    Acceptance Rate (Year 2011)66%75%
    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.

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