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Texarkana, TX 75599
p. 903-823-3456
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Texarkana College

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Established in 1927, Texarkana College constitutes one of the divisions of the Texarkana Independent School District, in the city of the same name. Texarkana College is a two-year community college offering various certificates and diplomas as well as associate degree programs, many of which may be applied to direct transfer to a four-year college in Texas or beyond. The school’s main campus, in the heart of Texarkana, is situated on some 20 acres of land with many academic administrative buildings and one student housing complex distributed throughout.


The body granting academic accreditation to all of Texarkana College’s programs is the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accrediting organization recognized by the US Department of Education.

Texarkana College is divided into several distinct divisions and departments, with the most important being the Business Department, the Department of Biology, the Humanities Division, the Division of Social Sciences, the Department of Agricultural Sciences and finally the Health Occupations branch of the school. Among the most heavily occupied programs at Texarkana College are those in the fields of production trades, office and administration work, and agriculture.

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The admissions process at Texarkana College is fairly flexible and the school accepts all qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must meet certain minimal criteria such as having a high school diploma or GED or having been given individual approval (in which case the student will begin their studies with probationary status at Texarkana College, needing to achieve a certain GPA to end the probationary period). There is even the possibility of early admission to study at Texarkana College for 10th graders and above, on the condition that the student’s parents consent and the school’s principal has submitted a recommendation on the student’s behalf.

In addition to providing transcripts and proof of diploma or GED possession, applicants must also submit evidence of immunizations as required by Texas law and furthermore submit results from one of the following academic assessment tests: THEA, SAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER, or a local equivalent.

Financial Aid

Financial aid forms are FAFSA and Institution’s own financial aid form. If you are not a need based student, non-need distribution for financial aid is determined by Academics and Athletics. In the same way, need based financial aid distribution is determined through Academics, Athletics, Music/Drama and State/District Residency. Financial aid for students is readily accessible at this school.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5325th for the average student loan amount.
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Student life at Texarkana College is quite dynamic by comparison with many other community colleges across the country. For example, Texarkana College offers student housing facilities, something not too common among community colleges; one large student residence dorm provides housing for up to 150 students at a time, with two people assigned to a room that has individual study modules for each person and a bathroom.

Student enrollment at Texarkana College has been growing quite rapidly, and stands at approximately 4,500 as of the end of 2009. Of these students, slightly over 60% tend to be enrolled on a full-time basis in a given semester, with in-state students representing the vast majority not only of incoming freshmen but also of the overall student population. As for diversity at Texarkana College, approximately 80% of the students are Caucasian, 15% African American, and the remaining percentage divvied up between Hispanics and other ethnicities.

Various student clubs and organizations carry out their activities both on and off the Texarkana College campus, further enriching the student experience. Among the many clubs and organizations registered with the school it is worth noting the Agriculture Science Club, the Cultural Awareness Student Association, the Earth Club, the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and the TC3 Club.

Student Enrollment Demographics


There are three sports teams available for students to participate in at Texarkana College: the golf team, the baseball team and the softball team. The school’s teams are all known as the Bulldogs, and the school colors are blue and white. Texarkana College competes within the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region XIV Athletic Conference.

Among the school’s many sports conquests over its proud history, recently the Bulldogs baseball team won the 2009 Region XIV East Conference Title with a solid record of 20-8. It is the sixth conference title that the school’s baseball team has won in the last nine years, which has put the school’s baseball team and athletics department in general on the big map of national community college sports. The Bulldogs softball team, not wanting to leave all the glory to the men, has also had its fair share of conquests including most recently becoming the 2008 Region XIV East Zone Conference Champions.

Information Summary

Ranks 146th in Texas and 2616th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 5 0.11
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.02
Robbery 1 0.02
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.04
Arrest 1 0.02

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 363 0.98
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 3 0.01
Forcible Rape 25 0.07
Robbery 77 0.21
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 746 2.01
Larceny 1,590 4.28
Vehicle theft 141 0.38

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4804

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4446th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,350 $2,700 $4,050
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $980 $980 $980
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $45 $90 $135
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $3,637 $4,987 $6,337
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,350 $17,700 $19,050
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,027 $11,377 $12,727

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,808 $2,260 $3,041 $3,460 $4,228 $4,840
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,937 $1,205
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,961 $6,136
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,706 $6,252
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,706 $6,252

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 138 56 8 1 352 5 568
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 1 2
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 14 1 7 22
Art/Art Studies, General 3 3
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 4 1 7 12
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 6 3 12
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 1 2 4
Business/Commerce, General 3 6 4 13 27
Chemistry, General 1 4 5
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 1
Child Development 1 1
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 2 2
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2 1 7 11
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 4 1 2 1 8
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 11 22 33
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 1 1
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 5 8 13
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 4 1 7 13
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 7 8
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 2 5 1 15 23
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3 3
Electrician 2 9 11
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 4 18 22
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 1 1
General Studies 12 9 1 52 74
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 6 5 16 27
History, General 1 7 8
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 10 13 23
Information Technology 13 11 1 8 33
Journalism 1 1
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 6 1 30 37
Mathematics, General 2 2 4
Music, General 2 3
Network and System Administration/Administrator 1 1
Political Science and Government, General 1 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 9 1 51 62
Social Sciences, General 1 1
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 4 5 9
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Upholstery/Upholsterer 5 1 5 11
Welding Technology/Welder 16 3 13 1 34

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2801st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $55,840 ($57,139 male / $52,968 female)
Number of FT Faculty 92 (35 male / 57 female)
Number of PT Faculty 172
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $1,972,989

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