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Navarro College

Navarro College is a two-year public institution consisting of a main campus located in Corsicana, with branches in Mexia, Midlothian, and Waxahachie, Texas.

Location

Address
3200 W 7th Avenue
City
Corsicana
State
TX
Zip/Post Code
75110

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
10286
In State Tuition Fees
1110
Out State Tuition Fees
2430
Male Female Ratio
41:59
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
18:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Bulldog
Colors
White Red
Conference
Independent

College History

History

In spring 1946, a group of local citizens met to form a steering committee for the purpose of establishing a junior college in Navarro County. In a general election held July 16, 1946, voters approved the creation of Navarro Junior College and authorized a county tax to help finance the institution. In that same election, voters chose a seven-member board of trustees to govern the college. The first students began classes in September 1946. Most of the 238 members of that first student body were returning veterans from World War II taking advantage of assistance available under the newly enacted GI Bill of Rights. The first campus of Navarro College was the site of the Air Activities of Texas, a World War II primary flight school located six miles (10 km) south of Corsicana. In 1951, the campus was moved to its present location, a 47-acre (19 ha) tract west of downtown Corsicana on Texas State Highway 31. In 1974, the college broadened its philosophy and purpose to encompass the comprehensive community-based educational concept, adding occupational education programs and implementing new education concepts including individualized and self-paced instruction and the use of audio-tutorial instructional media. In keeping with the new educational role, the word "junior" was dropped from the institution's name, and the official name Navarro College was adopted by the Board of Trustees. In an attempt to address the growing needs of its service area, which consists of Navarro, Ellis, Freestone, Limestone, and Leon counties, the college began offering courses in various locations in those areas in the early 1970s and eventually established two permanent centers, Navarro College South at Mexia and the Ellis County Center at Waxahachie. In January 2006, a new campus in Midlothian opened to better serve students in that area

College Specialty

Specialty

Navarro College provides educational opportunities that empower students to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals and that promote life-long learning for all comunities served.

Alumni

Alumni

Willis Adams, NFL player Eddie Brown, NFL player Keith Burns, NFL player Keo Coleman, NFL player Byron Cook, state representative from Navarro County Chris Davis, MLB player DeMarcus Faggins, NFL player Al Fontenot, NFL player Aaron Glenn, NFL player Ray Jacobs, four-time NFL All-Star Jermane Mayberry, NFL player Stockar McDougle, NFL player Bill O'Neal, historian Tano Tijerina, minor-league pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, 1993-1997, incoming County Judge of Webb County, Texas, beginning January 1, 2015 Pat Williams, NFL player J'Marcus Webb, NFL player Mark Wheeler, NFL player

Campus

Campus

Small

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