Paris Junior College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,770
3.51% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,669
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.82%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,427
33% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
35.1%
208 Graduates

About

Paris Junior College is a higher education institution located in Lamar County, TX. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Paris Junior College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (400 degrees awarded), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (51 degrees), and Watchmaking & Jewelrymaking (25 degrees).

In 2022, 1,322 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Paris Junior College. 62% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (858 degrees), 2.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (289 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Paris Junior College is $1,770, which is $−6,342 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Paris Junior College is $1,770, which is $−6,342 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,669.

In 2022, 51% of undergraduate students attending Paris Junior College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 2% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,770
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Paris Junior College was $1,770. The cost of tuition at Paris Junior College is $−6,342 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,669
2022 Value
25.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Paris Junior College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,669. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Paris Junior College grew by 25.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,710
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Paris Junior College was of $6,710 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
2%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Paris Junior College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 15% with respect to 2021, when 60% 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.
2.82%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Paris Junior College was 2.82%, which represents 4 out of the 142 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Paris Junior College had a total enrollment of 4,427 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Paris Junior College is 1,463 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,964. This means that 33% of students enrolled at Paris Junior College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Paris Junior College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.5% White, 21.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% Black or African American, 3.5% Two or More Races, 1.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.02% Asian, and 0.181% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Paris Junior College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.3%), followed by White Male (22.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Paris Junior College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,427 students. The full-time enrollment at Paris Junior College is 1,463 and the part-time enrollment is 2,964. This means that 33% of students enrolled at Paris Junior College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
2022 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 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Paris Junior College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,636 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    970 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    450 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Paris Junior College is 59.5% White, 21.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% Black or African American, 3.5% Two or More Races, 1.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.02% Asian, and 0.181% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% 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, 58 students (1.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 316 more women than men received degrees from Paris Junior College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Paris Junior College is white (858 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (289 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Paris Junior College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (400 degrees awarded), followed by Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (51 degrees) and Watchmaking & Jewelrymaking (25 degrees).

In 2022,  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 English (173 degrees awarded), Precision Production (93 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (503 degrees).

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 Registered nurses (1,414,913 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (199,937 people), Other managers (171,017 people), Medical & health services managers (161,592 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (143,513 people).

The most specialized majors at Paris Junior College in 2022 are English (173 degrees awarded), Precision Production (93 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (503 degrees), Engineering Technologies (40 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (47 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Paris Junior College are English (173 degrees awarded), Precision Production (93 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (503 degrees), Engineering Technologies (40 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (47 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Paris Junior College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,548,670 people), Elementary & secondary schools (539,637 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (300,244 people), Outpatient care centers (261,598 people), and Offices of physicians (220,110 people).

The most specialized majors at Paris Junior College are English (173 degrees awarded), Precision Production (93 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (503 degrees), Engineering Technologies (40 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (47 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 400 degrees awarded
  2. 51 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Paris Junior College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 400 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

503
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
819
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 503 degrees were awarded to men at Paris Junior College, which is 0.614 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (819).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 135 degrees were awarded to men at Paris Junior College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.509 times less than the 265 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 265 degrees were awarded to men at Paris Junior College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.96 times more than the 135 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 34% of students graduating from Paris Junior College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Paris Junior College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.962% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    858 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    289 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Paris Junior College is white (858 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (289 degrees).

0.378% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    523 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    335 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    176 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Paris Junior College is white female (523 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (335 degrees).

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Operations

Paris Junior College has an endowment valued at nearly $30.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 261k (0.848%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Paris Junior College had a total salary expenditure of 33.8M. Paris Junior College employs 78 No academic ranks. Most academics at Paris Junior College are Male No academic rank (44), and Female No academic rank (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Paris Junior College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 40 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 40 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

Endowment

$30.7M
2022 Endowment
6.43%
growth from 2021

Paris Junior College has an endowment valued at about $30.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Paris Junior College grew 6.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.5M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$12M
2022 Salaries
1.93%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Paris Junior College paid a median of $12M in salaries, which represents 35.6% of their overall expenditure ($33.8M) and a 1.93% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.15M
Instructional Salaries
78
Number of Employees

In 2022, Paris Junior College paid a total of $5.15M to 78 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
78 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Paris Junior College was No academic rank with 78 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Paris Junior College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Paris Junior College was Male No academic rank with 44 employees, and Female No academic rank with 34 employees.

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