Angelina College (AC) is a community college in Lufkin, Texas with satellite branches in the neighboring towns of Crockett and Nacogdoches. The college was established in 1966 as a two-year institution designed to further students’ educational and professional goals. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. The school is home to around 5,000 students any given semester. Among its programs, specialties, and facilities are the Community Services Center, Shands Gymnasium, Hudgins Hall, and the Angelina Center for the Arts and Temple Theater. Notable student organizations include the Nursing Student Organization, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the Spanish Club, and the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Club. The school mascot is the Roadrunner.
Major areas of academic study include health, business, and technology and workforce. Concentrations in the health careers division include:
Emergency Medical Services
Concentrations in the business division include:
Computer Information Systems
Concentrations in the technology and workforce division include:
Machine Tool Technology
Fluid Power Technology
Substance Abuse Counseling
Drafting and Design Technology
Most Popular Fields of Study
The admissions process is non-competitive and open to students of all academic and social backgrounds. The “Academic Fresh Start” program offers students the option of having coursework completed over ten years before the time of the application ignored for admission purposes.
The following are documents required for admission:
A completed application
An official high school transcript or official GED scores for individual approval admission
Letters of recommendations from a high school counselor or principal
Parent or guardian permission for admission for underage students
Official college transcripts for transfer students seeking a degree
Residency status documentation
Available financial aid programs include grants, scholarships, and work-study programs such as Federal Pell Grants, Texas Public Education Grants, Federal Work Study Programs, and Scholarships.
Scholarships for nursing and health career students include the Allen L. and Neta M. Powell Nursing Scholarship, the Adell Poland Memorial Nursing Scholarship, the Bartlett and Spivey Health Careers Scholarship, the Bonehill Foundation Nursing Scholarship, the Andrew and Ruth Lester Hubbard Memorial Endowment Nursing Scholarship, the Angelina County Medical Auxiliary Health Scholarship, and the Edith Rae Thornton Memorial Nursing Scholarship.
Scholarships for business students include the David Carl Arnett Memorial Scholarship, the Angelina College Students in Free Enterprise Scholarship, the Oscar Brookshire Endowment Scholarship, and the W.J. Harbuck Memorial Scholarship.
Scholarships for technology and workforce students include the John G. “Jack” Humphrey Endowed Engineering Scholarship, the Hydraquip Corporation Scholarship, and the Fluid Power Education Foundation Scholarship.
Numerous other scholarships are available for students demonstrating exceptional academic abilities, artistic or athletic students, and students with a parent employed by certain key industries in the local economy.
The student body consists of 99% in-state students, 21% percent part-time students, 58% percent women, 42% men, 18% African Amerrican, 12% Latino, and 70% European American. The school’s size is approximately 4,800 degree-seeking undergrads and 800 first-time degree-seeking freshmen.
The school is located 125 miles from Houston.
Student Enrollment Demographics
The school athletic teams are known as the Roadrunners. School colors are blue and orange. Athletic programs include:
Lady Roadrunner Softball
*Lady Roadrunner Basketball
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