Panola College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$648

8% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,415

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.64%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

2,465

51.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

30.4%

123 Graduates

About

Panola College is a higher education institution located in Panola County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Panola College were .

In 2017, 848 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Panola College. 60.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (546 degrees), 3.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (175 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Panola College is $648, which is $-6,766 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Panola College is $648, which is $-6,766 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,415.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 12% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$648

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Panola College was $648. The cost of tuition at Panola College is $-6,766 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,415

2017 Value

0.0135%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Panola College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,415. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Panola College grew by 0.0135%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,197

Room and Board

$1,984

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Panola College was of $5,197 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,984. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

12%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Panola College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.69% with respect to 2016, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

6.64%

2016 Default Rate

35

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Panola College was 6.64%, which represents 35 out of the 527 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Panola College has a total enrollment of 2,465 students. The full-time enrollment at Panola College is 1,278 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,187. This means that 51.8% of students enrolled at Panola College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Panola College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.7% White, 21.7% Black or African American, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 1.54% Two or More Races, 0.933% Asian, 0.284% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0406% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Panola College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.4%), followed by White Male (21%) and Black or African American Female (19.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Panola College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,465 students. The full-time enrollment at Panola College is 1,278 and the part-time enrollment is 1,187. This means that 51.8% of students enrolled at Panola College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Panola College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Panola College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,472

  2. Black or African American

    534

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    338

The enrolled student population at Panola College is 59.7% White, 21.7% Black or African American, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 1.54% Two or More Races, 0.933% Asian, 0.284% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0406% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 174 more women than men received degrees from Panola College. The majority of degree recipients at Panola College are white (546 degrees awarded). There were 3.12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (175 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Panola College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Panola College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (170 degrees awarded), Precision Production (34 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (307 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Panola College are Registered nurses (1,308,015 people), Software developers (438,931 people), Other managers (189,684 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (145,319 people), and Medical & health services managers (141,980 people).

The most specialized majors at Panola College are Engineering Technologies (170 degrees awarded), Precision Production (34 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (307 degrees), Health (218 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (28 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Panola College are Physicians, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Panola College are Engineering Technologies (170 degrees awarded), Precision Production (34 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (307 degrees), Health (218 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (28 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Panola College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,481,464 people), Computer Systems Design (530,820 people), Elementary & secondary schools (365,872 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (232,498 people), and Outpatient care centers (207,015 people).

The most specialized majors at Panola College are Engineering Technologies (170 degrees awarded), Precision Production (34 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (307 degrees), Health (218 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (28 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Panola College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Panola College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 337

  2. 511

In 2017, 337 degrees were awarded to men at Panola College, which is 0.659 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (511).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 143 degrees were awarded to men at Panola College in Industrial Technology, which is 5.3 times more than the 27 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 92 degrees were awarded to women at Panola College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.51 times more than the 61 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

20%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from Panola College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (46.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Panola College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (46.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    546 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    175 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Panola College is white (546 degrees awarded). There were 3.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (175 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    311 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    235 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    131 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Panola College is white female (311 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (235 degrees).

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Operations

Panola College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.97M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $201k (4.04%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Panola College had a total salary expenditure of $24.4M. Panola College employs 50 Professors, 20 Instructors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Panola College are Female Professors (28), Male Professors(22), and Female Instructors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Panola College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 17 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.97M

2017 Endowment

7.29%

growth from 2016

Panola College has an endowment valued at about $4.97M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Panola College grew 7.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.31M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $566k - Federal

  2. $937k - State

  3. $6.22k - Local

As of 2017, Panola College received $566k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $937k from state grants and contracts, and $6.22k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.56M

2017 Salaries

1.44%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Panola College paid a median of $9.56M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($24.4M) and a 1.44% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.07% growth from 2015 and a 2.12% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.92M

Instructional Salaries

70

Number of Employees

In 2017, Panola College paid a total of $3.92M to 70 employees working as instructors, which represents 41% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

50 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

30 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Panola College were Professor with 50 employees; Instructor with 20 employees; and Instructor with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Panola College were Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 17 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Panola College was Female Professor with 28 employees, Male Professor with 22 employees, and Female Instructor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Panola College.

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