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Amarillo College Overview

Located in Amarillo, Texas, Amarillo College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Amarillo College Known For?

2,338 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Amarillo College is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 47% of the faculty were full-time.

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Amarillo College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Amarillo College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#75 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#175 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#204 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Amarillo College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Fire Protection Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Fire Protection Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Amarillo College?

Location of Amarillo College

Contact details for Amarillo College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2011 S. Washington, Amarillo, TX 79109
Phone: 806-371-5000
Website: www.actx.edu

How Do I Get Into Amarillo College?

You can apply to Amarillo College online at: https://www.actx.edu/enroll/

Amarillo College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Amarillo College?

13% Take Out Loans
12.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Amarillo College, approximately 13% of students took out student loans averaging $5,364 a year. That adds up to $21,456 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Amarillo College is 12.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Amarillo College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,466 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,739 undergraduate students at Amarillo College, with 3,466 being full-time and 6,273 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Amarillo College

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,466 full-time undergraduates at Amarillo College, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Amarillo College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Amarillo College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Amarillo College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 106
Black or African American 191
Hispanic or Latino 1,563
White 1,440
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 166

Online Learning at Amarillo College

2,526 Took All Classes Online
4,962 Took At Least One Class Online
23.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,962 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Amarillo College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 23rd most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Amarillo College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Amarillo College was 23.1%. This is the #819 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Amarillo College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Amarillo College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Audiovisual Communications 14%
Business Administration & Management 12%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Communications Technologies & Support 14%
Education 30%
General Social Sciences 73%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 32%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 49%
Liberal Arts General Studies 49%
Nursing 13%
Social Sciences 73%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 30%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Amarillo College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Amarillo College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Funeral & Mortuary Science #2
General Biology #6
Personal & Culinary Services #7
Computer Programming #12
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #12
General Social Sciences #13
Writing Studies #17
Human Development & Family Studies #20
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #25
English Language & Literature #27
Social Sciences #43
General Psychology #45
Psychology #64
Teacher Education Grade Specific #67
Computer & Information Sciences #88
Criminal Justice & Corrections #101
Liberal Arts General Studies #101
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #101
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #110
Nursing #146
Education #177
Business Administration & Management #225
Health Professions #251
Business, Management & Marketing #285

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Amarillo College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 371 0 371
Business Administration & Management 53 219 65 337
Nursing 0 179 0 179
Allied Health Professions 15 88 25 128
Computer Programming 83 21 13 117
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 42 30 43 115
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 105 0 105
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 30 24 46 100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 42 52 0 94
Fire Protection 0 1 88 89
Ground Transportation 78 0 0 78
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 11 0 66 77
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 9 34 6 49
Precision Metal Working 29 5 15 49
General Psychology 0 45 0 45
Social Work 0 38 0 38
Dental Support Services 0 24 11 35
General Biology 0 34 0 34
Business Support & Assistant Services 5 10 18 33
Audiovisual Communications 21 6 2 29
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 14 15 29
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 27 0 27
Design & Applied Arts 14 12 0 26
Communication & Media Studies 0 19 0 19
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 10 9 0 19
General Engineering 0 15 0 15
Human Development & Family Studies 7 4 3 14
Fine & Studio Arts 0 13 0 13
Computer Engineering 0 11 0 11
General Social Sciences 0 11 0 11
General English Literature 0 10 0 10
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 7 0 0 7
Chemistry 0 6 0 6
Legal Support Services 0 5 0 5
Mathematics 0 5 0 5
Computer Information Systems 0 4 0 4
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 4 4
Drama & Theater Arts 0 4 0 4
Music 0 3 0 3
Horticulture 0 1 0 1
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Religious Studies 0 1 0 1
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 1 0 1
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0
American Sign Language 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 456 1,462 420 2,338

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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