Panola College

School Highlights
  • Panola College serves 2,579 students (52% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Panola College is the only community colleges within Panola County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is Texas State Technical College-Marshall (28.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 93 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
Panola College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty93 staff76 staff
Panola College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,579 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,579 students3,921 students
Panola College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio28:135:1
Panola College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,345 students1,055 students
Panola College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,234 students2,866 students
Panola College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Panola College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Panola College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Panola College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Panola College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Panola College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Panola College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Panola College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Panola College Non Resident (2007-2016)
Panola College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.530.69
Panola College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Panola College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,700$34,000
Panola College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,904 is less than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,648 is less than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,904$4,026
Panola College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,648$6,207
Panola College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid54%83%
Panola College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,000$9,500
Panola College Median debt for students who have completed (2011-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,250
Panola College Median debt for students who have not completed (2011-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Established in 1947, Panola College has greatly expanded its services to meet community needs and to provide a wide range of educational and training opportunities to citizens of all ages. The College began operating temporary buildings before the first two permanent buildings were erected in 1949. A 35-acre campus at the junction of Texas state Highway 315 and U.S. 79 in Carthage has been the school's home since its inception. There are now sixteen permanent buildings with more than 135 acres available for expansion in the coming century. In addition to a comprehensive community college in Carthage, the school offers a variety of instructional opportunities in a four-county service area including Harrison, Marion, and Shelby counties. These three counties became part of the college's official service area by legislative act in 1995. Panola College offers quality instructional programs for those interested in academic transfer, vocational/technical fields, developmental studies, workforce training and continuing education. Our excellent faculty provide personal assistance to students in a caring environment. An outstanding array of distance learning courses are also available. The degrees offered includes Associate of Science, Associate of Art, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Arts in Teaching. Certificates are available in technical areas. Panola College is accredited by the Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate degrees and certificates of completion.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,026 per year for in-state students and $6,207 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,730 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.