Trinity Valley Community College

100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, TX 75751
Tel: (903)675-6200
4,983 students
Public institution
  • 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.
School Highlights
  • Trinity Valley Community College serves 4,983 students (47% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Trinity Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Henderson County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is Tyler Junior College (35.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 201 teachers has declined by 35% 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
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 201 staff 65 staff
Trinity Valley Community College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,983 has declined by 33% over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,983 students 1,394 students
Trinity Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 2,330 students 932 students
Trinity Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 2,653 students 2,653 students
Trinity Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Trinity Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Trinity Valley Community College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Trinity Valley Community College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Trinity Valley Community College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
Trinity Valley Community College More (2012-2015)
Trinity Valley Community 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. 0.57 0.69
Trinity Valley Community College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,540 is more than the state average of $3,168. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,380 is more than the state average of $4,242. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,540 $3,168
Trinity Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,380 $4,242
Trinity Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,168 per year for in-state students and $4,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,322 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 80%. 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.