• 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 4,858 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,858 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,292
  • Out-state tuition: $3,420
  • Student:teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Paris Junior College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 257 teachers has grown by 41% over five years.
Paris Junior College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
257 staff
266 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 19:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The Paris Junior College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,858 students
4,799 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,667 students
1,339 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,191 students
3,460 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
383 students
335 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,667 students
1,339 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
28 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,191 students
3,626 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
41 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
267 students
252 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
19%
47%
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% Black
10%
12%
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% White
65%
29%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score
0.53
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4.65%
2.75%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.73%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,900
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,292 is less than the state average of $4,737. The in-state tuition has declined by 21% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,420 is less than the state average of $6,891. The out-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,292
$4,737
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$3,420
$6,891
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
85%
82%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$4,500
$10,761
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Paris Junior College cost?

Paris Junior College's tuition is approximately $2,292 for In-State students and $3,420 for Out-State students.

What is Paris Junior College's ranking?

Paris Junior College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Least expensive tuition and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,858 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,292
  • Out-state tuition: $3,420
  • Student:teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,737 per year for in-state students and $6,891 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,983 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Texas is Vista College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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