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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?

832 Undergraduate Awards
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#152 Best Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Allied Health Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Industrial Production Technology Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#82 Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#128 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Panola College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#8 Best Value Colleges for Industrial Production Technology College Factual
#16 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual
#16 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services College Factual
#34 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Nursing Degree Search
#48 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#82 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

Where Is Panola College?


Contact details for Panola College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1109 W Panola Street, Carthage, TX 75633-2397
Phone: 903-693-2000

How Do I Get Into Panola College?

You can apply to Panola College online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Panola College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Panola College?

19% Take Out Loans
5.7% Loan Default Rate

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

951 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,513 undergraduate students at Panola College, with 951 being full-time and 1,562 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 951 full-time undergraduates at Panola College, 35% are male and 65% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 208
Hispanic or Latino 144
White 562
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 21

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

718 Took All Classes Online
1,806 Took At Least One Class Online
10.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,806 students took at least one online class at the school.

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
Information Science #82
General English Literature #86
English Language & Literature #180
Business Support & Assistant Services #229
General Business/Commerce #272
Social Sciences #334
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
Nursing 0 43 0 43
Cosmetology 1 0 38 39
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
Information Science 5 1 2 8
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 8 8
Allied Health Professions 0 0 3 3
Music 0 0 2 2
Economics 0 0 1 1
General Agriculture 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 159 338 335 832


*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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