Panola College Overview
Panola College is a public institution situated in Carthage, Texas. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Carthage draws many to the area.
What Is Panola College Known For?
- The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Panola College.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
Panola College Rankings
Panola College landed the #223 spot in our 2023 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,018 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Panola College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Panola College.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Panola College has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Panola College?
Contact details for Panola College are given below.
|Address:||1109 W Panola Street, Carthage, TX 75633-2397|
How Do I Get Into Panola College?
You can apply to Panola College online at: https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX
Can I Afford Panola College?
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Panola College, approximately 19% of students took out student loans averaging $4,611 a year. That adds up to $18,444 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Panola College is 5.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Panola College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 951 full-time undergraduates at Panola College, 35% are male and 65% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Panola College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||208|
|Hispanic or Latino||144|
Over 11 countries are represented at Panola College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Brazil, and Belarus.
Online Learning at Panola College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Panola College has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 88th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of Panola College
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Panola College was 10.0%. This is the #1,392 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Panola College regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Panola College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Support & Assistant Services||53%|
|English Language & Literature||33%|
|General English Literature||33%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||1%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||1%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Panola 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 Panola College.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Political Science & Government||#76|
|General English Literature||#86|
|English Language & Literature||#180|
|Business Support & Assistant Services||#229|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#470|
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%.
Panola 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||200||187||387|
|Industrial Production Technology||69||24||0||93|
|Precision Metal Working||64||3||0||67|
|Business Support & Assistant Services||9||14||24||47|
|General English Literature||0||0||43||43|
|Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services||11||20||0||31|
|Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants||0||0||24||24|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||0||15||0||15|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||0||11||0||11|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||0||7||3||10|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||0||0||8||8|
|Allied Health Professions||0||0||3||3|
|Political Science & Government||0||0||0||0|
*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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