Trinity Valley Community College
- Trinity Valley Community College is a learning-centered college that provides quality academic, workforce, and community service programs to meet the educational needs of our students and the citizens of our service area.
- The teacher population of 201 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Trinity Valley Community College||(TX) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||201 staff||76 staff|
|Total Enrollment||4,983 students||3,921 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||25:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,330 students||1,055 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,653 students||2,866 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||252|
|% Two or more races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$33,500||$33,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Henderson County Junior College was founded by a group of Athens civic leaders, headed by J. P. Pickens and Orval Pirtle, and public school administrators in late 1945 and early 1946. The creation of Henderson County Junior College was formally approved by voters in the election of May 4, 1946. The first registration was conducted in temporary facilities at Athens High School on June 3, 1946, and three days later classes began there. The Board of Trustees provided Henderson County Junior College with its own facilities at the present location of the Henderson County Campus on June 24, 1946. The College moved to its new campus for the beginning of the fall semester, 1946. As a result of the continued regional expansion of the College, the Board of Trustees authorized and approved a name change from Henderson County Junior college to Trinity Valley Community College in September, 1986, with campus designations: Athens - Henderson County Campus, Palestine - Anderson County Campus, Terrell - Kaufman County Campus and Kaufman - Health Science Center. The facilities include general classrooms; modern laboratories for science and appropriate occupational programs; a modern well equipped Learning Resources Center; a men and women's physical education building; a well equipped instruction media center; and a Student Union building. A modern, well equipped green house is available to students in the Horticulture, Ranch Management and Agriculture Programs. Trinity Valley Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Science degree, and Associate of Applied Science degree.
- The nearest community college to Trinity Valley Community College is Tyler Junior College (35.2 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 11,168 students | 35.20 Mi1400 East Fifth Street
Tyler,  TX  75701
- 523 students | 37.40 Mi105 B J Albritton Dr
Jacksonville,  TX  75766
- 9,999 students | 38.30 Mi3200 W 7th Avenue
Corsicana,  TX  75110
- 164 students | 45.00 Mi200 Bowser Circle
Terrell,  TX  75160
- 5,768 students | 58.90 Mi1100 Broadway
Kilgore,  TX  75662
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