Paris Junior College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,344
1.82% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,066
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.28%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
4,858
34.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
29.3%
243 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 936 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Paris Junior College. 47.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (686 degrees), 4.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (141 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Paris Junior College is $1,344, which is $−6,480 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Paris Junior College is $1,344, which is $−6,480 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,066.

In 2019, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 1% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,344
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Paris Junior College was $1,344. The cost of tuition at Paris Junior College is $−6,480 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,066
2019 Value
3.35%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Paris Junior College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,066. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Paris Junior College grew by 3.35%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,398
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Paris Junior College was of $6,398 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change 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

59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
1%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Paris Junior College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.72% 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.
1.28%
2017 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Paris Junior College was 1.28%, which represents 1 out of the 78 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

Paris Junior College has a total enrollment of 4,858 students. The full-time enrollment at Paris Junior College is 1,667 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,191. This means that 34.3% of students enrolled at Paris Junior College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Paris Junior College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.8% White, 19.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.76% Black or African American, 2.43% Two or More Races, 1.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.05% Asian, and 0.288% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Paris Junior College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.2%), followed by White Male (26.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.9%). 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

34.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Paris Junior College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,858 students. The full-time enrollment at Paris Junior College is 1,667 and the part-time enrollment is 3,191. This means that 34.3% of students enrolled at Paris Junior College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
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 Paris Junior College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Paris Junior College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,100
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    927
  3. Black or African American
    474

The enrolled student population at Paris Junior College is 63.8% White, 19.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.76% Black or African American, 2.43% Two or More Races, 1.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.05% Asian, and 0.288% 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, 69 students (1.42%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 46 fewer women than men received degrees from Paris Junior College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Paris Junior College is white (686 degrees awarded). There were 4.87 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (141 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Paris Junior College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (171 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (95 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 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 Paris Junior College are Other managers (83,945 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (79,295 people), Construction managers (47,644 people), Software developers (38,966 people), and Secondary school teachers (38,247 people).

The most specialized majors at Paris Junior College are Precision Production (171 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (95 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Engineering Technologies (42 degrees), and Construction (15 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 Paris Junior College are Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Paris Junior College are Precision Production (171 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (95 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Engineering Technologies (42 degrees), and Construction (15 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Paris Junior College are Elementary & secondary schools (184,586 people), Construction (121,979 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (76,580 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (67,875 people), and Computer Systems Design (59,608 people).

The most specialized majors at Paris Junior College are Precision Production (171 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (95 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), Engineering Technologies (42 degrees), and Construction (15 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 Paris Junior 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 Paris Junior College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

491
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
445
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 491 degrees were awarded to men at Paris Junior College, which is 1.1 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (445).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 160 degrees were awarded to men at Paris Junior College in Welding Technology, which is 14.5 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 89 degrees were awarded to women at Paris Junior College in General Studies, which is 1.41 times more than the 63 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 22% of students graduating from Paris Junior College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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 (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Paris Junior College is Male and Asian (50% 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
    686 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    141 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Paris Junior College is white (686 degrees awarded). There were 4.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (141 degrees).

0.321% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    350 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    336 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Paris Junior College is white male (350 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (336 degrees).

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Operations

Paris Junior College has an endowment valued at nearly $20.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $636k (3.12%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Paris Junior College had a total salary expenditure of $29.2M. Paris Junior College employs 83 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Paris Junior College are Male No academic ranks (42), Female No academic ranks(41), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Paris Junior College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 40 employees, and Service with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$20.4M
2019 Endowment
14.1%
decline from 2018

Paris Junior College has an endowment valued at about $20.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Paris Junior College declined 14.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.1M 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 Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.04M - Federal
  2. $543k - State
  3. $164k - Local

As of 2019, Paris Junior College received $2.04M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $543k from state grants and contracts, and $164k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12M
2019 Salaries
1.6%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Paris Junior College paid a median of $12M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($29.2M) and a 1.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.83% growth from 2017 and a 4.5% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.92M
Instructional Salaries
83
Number of Employees

In 2019, Paris Junior College paid a total of $4.92M to 83 employees working as instructors, which represents 41% 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

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
83 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
44 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Paris Junior College were No academic rank with 83 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Paris Junior College were Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees; and Service with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Paris Junior College was Male No academic rank with 42 employees, Female No academic rank with 41 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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