- An open-door, public, comprehensive, community college, Navarro College primarily serves the educational, civic, and business communities in Navarro, Ellis, Limestone, Freestone, and Leon Counties. The College also attracts students from the rest of the state of Texas, from throughout the United States, and from many other countries, welcoming students from all cultural, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds, Navarro College is alert to the changing educational requirements of its constituency and the social and political forces at work within communities it serves and responds to these changing needs with enthusiasm, creativity, intelligence, and hard work.
- The teacher population of 263 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Navarro College||(TX) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||263 staff||76 staff|
|Total Enrollment||9,999 students||3,921 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||38:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||3,944 students||1,055 students|
|# Part-Time Students||6,055 students||2,866 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||252|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Non Resident races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,100||$33,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- In Spring of 1946 a group of local citizens met to form a steering committee for the purpose of establishing a junior college in Navarro County. In a general election held July 16, 1946, voters approved the creation of Navarro Junior College and authorized a county tax to help finance the institution. In that same election voters chose a seven-member board of trustees to govern the College. The first students began classes in September, 1946. In 1951 the campus was moved to its present location, a 47 acre tract west of downtown Corsicana on State Highway 31. The campus has expanded to 103 acres with 23 buildings. Academic Programs are offered in Art, Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Behavioral Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science Education, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Developmental Studies, Engineering, Physical Education, Physics and Speech. Career & Technical Programs includes Accounting, Ag Mechanization, Business Administration, Customer Service, Business Information Technology, Child Development, Computer Science, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Health Profession Certificate, Paralegal (Legal Assistant), Medical Lab Technology, Multimedia Technology, Associate Degree Nursing, Licensed Vocational Nursing, LVN-RN Bridge, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Paramedic. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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