Panola College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$792
13.8% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,820
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.26%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,599
37.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.3%
116 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 2019, 951 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Panola College. 64.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (580 degrees), 3.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (182 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Panola College is $792, which is $-7,032 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Panola College is $792, which is $-7,032 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,820.

In 2019, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 17% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$792
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Panola College was $792. The cost of tuition at Panola College is $-7,032 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,820
2019 Value
12.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Panola College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,820. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Panola College grew by 12.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,316
Room and Board
$1,984
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Panola College was of $5,316 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,984. The cost of room and board increased by 2.29% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
17%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at Panola College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 15.5% with respect to 2018, when 58% 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.
7.26%
2017 Default Rate
34
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Panola College was 7.26%, which represents 34 out of the 468 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 2,599 students. The full-time enrollment at Panola College is 980 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,619. This means that 37.7% of students enrolled at Panola College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Panola College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.7% White, 18.6% Black or African American, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 2.12% Two or More Races, 0.885% Asian, 0.308% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Panola College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.3%), followed by White Male (25%) and Black or African American Female (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Panola College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,599 students. The full-time enrollment at Panola College is 980 and the part-time enrollment is 1,619. This means that 37.7% of students enrolled at Panola College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
2019 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 50%. 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
    1,604
  2. Black or African American
    484
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    390

The enrolled student population at Panola College is 61.7% White, 18.6% Black or African American, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 2.12% Two or More Races, 0.885% Asian, 0.308% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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 2019, 269 more women than men received degrees from Panola College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Panola College is white (580 degrees awarded). There were 3.19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (182 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 Precision Production (87 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (416 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (66 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 (1,384,342 people), Medical & health services managers (149,501 people), Other managers (136,059 people), Pharmacists (135,947 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (130,239 people).

The most specialized majors at Panola College are Precision Production (87 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (416 degrees), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (32 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 Dentists, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Panola College are Precision Production (87 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (416 degrees), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (32 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 (1,476,586 people), Elementary & secondary schools (333,761 people), Outpatient care centers (232,081 people), Offices of physicians (225,699 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (187,691 people).

The most specialized majors at Panola College are Precision Production (87 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (416 degrees), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (32 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 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss 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

341
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
610
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 341 degrees were awarded to men at Panola College, which is 0.559 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (610).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 87 degrees were awarded to men at Panola College in Welding Technology, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 137 degrees were awarded to women at Panola College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.85 times more than the 74 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 18% of students graduating from Panola College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Panola College is Male and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    580 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    182 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    147 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Panola College is white (580 degrees awarded). There were 3.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (182 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
    360 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    220 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    141 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Panola College is white female (360 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (220 degrees).

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Operations

Panola College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $684k (6.73%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Panola College had a total salary expenditure of $25.7M. Panola College employs 55 Professors, 18 Instructors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Panola College are Female Professors (32), Male Professors(23), and Female Instructors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Panola College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 29 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 17 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.2M
2019 Endowment
26.4%
decline from 2018

Panola College has an endowment valued at about $10.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Panola College declined 26.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.85M 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. $714k - Federal
  2. $505k - State
  3. $3.22k - Local

As of 2019, Panola College received $714k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $505k from state grants and contracts, and $3.22k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.5M
2019 Salaries
3.71%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Panola College paid a median of $10.5M in salaries, which represents 40.6% of their overall expenditure ($25.7M) and a 3.71% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.49% growth from 2017 and a 1.44% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.27M
Instructional Salaries
73
Number of Employees

In 2019, Panola College paid a total of $4.27M to 73 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
55 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
29 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Panola College were Professor with 55 employees; Instructor with 18 employees; and Instructor with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Panola College were Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 17 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Panola College was Female Professor with 32 employees, Male Professor with 23 employees, and Female Instructor with 11 employees.

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

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