Paris Junior College

  • 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 4,959 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.

Top Rankings

Paris Junior College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 152 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Paris Junior College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty152 staff121 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Paris Junior College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Paris Junior College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,959 students4,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio33:137:1
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# Full-Time Students1,765 students1,302 students
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# Part-Time Students3,194 students3,318 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
267249
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
-
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
16%
42%
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% Black
11%
13%
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% White
66%
32%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.530.70
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College Completion Rate
32%
23%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$33,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,292 is less than the state average of $3,929. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,420 is less than the state average of $6,264. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,292$3,929
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,420$6,264
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,750$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Paris Junior College is Northeast Texas Community College (53.0 miles away).
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For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,929 per year for in-state students and $6,264 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,767 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.