Panola College

2,579 students
Public institution
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 34:1.
  • 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 23% over five years.
Panola College (TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 93 staff 65 staff
Panola College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,579 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 16:1 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 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,579 students 1,394 students
Panola College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1 34:1
Panola College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 1,345 students 932 students
Panola College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 1,234 students 2,653 students
Panola College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Panola College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
212 241
% Hispanic
10%
37%
Panola College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
22%
13%
Panola College Black (2007-2015)
% White
64%
39%
Panola College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Panola College More (2011-2015)
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
Panola College Non Resident (2007-2015)
Panola College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.53 0.69
Panola College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,568 is less than the state average of $3,168. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,240 is less than the state average of $4,242. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,568 $3,168
Panola College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,240 $4,242
Panola College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 54% 85%
Panola College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (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 $3,168 per year for in-state students and $4,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,322 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.