• 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 6,233 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,233 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,660
  • Out-state tuition: $4,500
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 48%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 419 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
Trinity Valley Community 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
419 staff
266 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Trinity Valley Community College has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The Trinity Valley Community College diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,233 students
4,799 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,913 students
1,339 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,320 students
3,460 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
514 students
335 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,913 students
1,339 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
28 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,320 students
3,626 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
41 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
500 students
252 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
21%
47%
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% Black
10%
12%
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% White
52%
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
12%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.66
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.16%
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)
$33,500
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,660 is less than the state average of $4,737. The in-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,500 is less than the state average of $6,891. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,660
$4,737
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,500
$6,891
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
82%
82%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,500
$10,761
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School 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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How much does Trinity Valley Community College cost?

Trinity Valley Community College's tuition is approximately $3,660 for In-State students and $4,500 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,233 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,660
  • Out-state tuition: $4,500
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 48%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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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