Paris Junior College

2400 Clarksville St
Paris, TX 75460-0000
Tel: (903)785-7661
  • Paris Junior College is an innovative and comprehensive community college that advances the life-long educational development of students consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities while strengthening the economic, social, and cultural life of its diverse community. The College provides high-quality, flexible academic transfer and career-focused educational programs and services through a commitment to teaching and learning excellence within an accessible and supportive environment.
School Highlights
  • Paris Junior College serves 5,086 students (44% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Paris Junior College is the only community colleges within Lamar County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is Northeast Texas Community College (53.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 152 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Paris Junior College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty152 staff76 staff
Paris Junior College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,086 has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,086 students3,921 students
Paris Junior College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio33:135:1
Paris Junior College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,229 students1,055 students
Paris Junior College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,857 students2,866 students
Paris Junior College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Paris Junior College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Paris Junior College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Paris Junior College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Paris Junior College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Paris Junior College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Paris Junior College White (2007-2016)
Paris Junior 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.0.430.69
Paris Junior College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Paris Junior College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$34,000
Paris Junior College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,292 is less than the state average of $4,070. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,420 is less than the state average of $6,270. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,292$4,070
Paris Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,420$6,270
Paris Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%83%
Paris Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$9,500
Paris Junior College Median debt for students who have completed (2008-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,250
Paris Junior College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Paris Junior College was established by the Paris Independent School District on June 16, 1924, in response to the community's need for an institution of higher learning. The campus was moved to its present site of fifty-four acres in 1940. The college began adding new facilities at its campus in 1963, and a building program continued until 1978 during which time the J.R. McLemore Student Center, dormitories, Natural Sciences and Mathematics Center, applied science annexes, Aikin Center for Applied Sciences, Center for Musical Arts, Lifelong Learning Center, married apartments, and the Mike Rheudasil Learning Center were built. Included in the Learning Center/Library is the Welma and A.M. Aikin Jr. Regional Archives. Paris Junior College's main campus is located in Paris, Texas. Paris Junior College operates technical centers in Sulphur Springs and Greenville, and conducts classes on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus. Paris Junior College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in technical/vocational fields. The college has expanded its academic curriculum through the years to encourage associate degree and university transfer candidates. Since establishing its first vocational program, jewelry and watchmaking in 1942, the college has been aggressive in adding technical/vocational programs that will benefit students entering the workforce. PJC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate of arts degree, the associate of science degree, the associate of applied science degree, and certifi cates of proficiency.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,070 per year for in-state students and $6,270 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 75%. 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.