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 to Panola College is Texas State Technical College-Marshall (28.3 miles away).

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Panola College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 93 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Panola College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Panola College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,579 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:135:1
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# Full-Time Students1,345 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students1,234 students2,866 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
212252
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% Asian
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4%
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% Hispanic
10%
37%
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% Black
22%
13%
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% White
64%
39%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.530.69
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College Completion Rate
20%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,700$33,800
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,648$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid54%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,000$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,015
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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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