Panola College

School Highlights

Panola College serves 2,766 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 68%.

Top Placements

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 LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty93 staff121 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Panola College has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The Panola College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,766 students4,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:137:1
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# Full-Time Students1,169 students1,302 students
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# Part-Time Students1,597 students3,318 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
249249
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
12%
42%
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% Black
23%
13%
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% White
60%
32%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.570.70
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College Completion Rate
30%
23%
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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 $3,572. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,648 is less than the state average of $5,976. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,904$3,572
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,648$5,976
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,375$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Panola College is Texas State Technical College-Marshall (25.0 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,572 per year for in-state students and $5,976 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,952 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Texas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.