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Panola College

Panola College is a community college located in Carthage, Texas. The name derives from Panola County, Texas, of which Carthage is the county seat.

Location

Address
1109 W Panola St
City
Carthage
State
TX

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
2701
In State Tuition Fees
600
Out State Tuition Fees
600
Male Female Ratio
34:66
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
19:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
Panola College shapes its mission around the needs of the people within its service area. As a two-year public community institution, Panola College is dedicated to providing excellence in education for its constituents. The range of educational offerings both face-to-face and electronic includes university transfer programs, technical and workforce programs, developmental courses designed to increase academic proficiency, and continuing education to enrich lives and improve skills. Our aim is to help each student achieve his or her full potential and to contribute to the further development of society.
Mascot
Pony
Colors
Green And White
Conference
Region 14

College History

History

Panola College was established June 14, 1947, and began operations in January 19, 1948 at the corner of State Highway 315 and U.S. Highway 79, where it continues to operate today. The first permanent buildings were erected in 1949. In 1995, the adjacent counties of Harrison (excluding parts as noted above), Marion, and Shelby were added by law to Panola's designated service area. Panola operates branch locations in Marshall and Center. The college also serves residents of nearby Louisiana parishes (as Panola County is on the state border) and United States Air Force members stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. Panola's retired history professor Bill O'Neal, among his more than thirty published books, is the author of Panola Junior College: The First Twenty-Five Years (1973). He updated the volume as Panola College, 1947-1997 for the fiftieth anniversary of the institution. The first president of Panola County Junior College was B. W. Musgraves (1948�50). He was succeeded by Floyd Boze (1950�51), M. P. Baker (1951�67), former Carthage school superintendent Q. M. Martin (1967�73), Dr. Charles Hays (1973�74), longtime PJC basketball coach Arthur M. Johnson (1974�81), Dr. Gary McDaniel (1981�92), Charles Hughes (1992-93), Dr. William Edmonson (1993-2000), and Dr. Gregory Powell, (2000�Present). In the spring of 1948 fifty-five charter students enrolled in the initial courses. In the fall of 2012 Panola College enrollment reached 2,584 students.

College Specialty

Specialty

Panola College is dedicated to providing excellence in education. The range of educational offerings includes university transfer programs, technical and workforce programs, developmental courses designed to increase academic proficiencies, and continuing education to enrich lives and improve skills. Our aim is to help each student achieve his or her full potential and to contribute to the further development of society.

Alumni

Alumni

Willie Shaw, police chief in Shreveport, played basketball at Panola College in the early 1980s.

Campus

Campus

135 acres

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