Amarillo College

Amarillo College

Amarillo College or AC is a two year fully accredited community college situated in Amarillo, Texas. The college was established in the year 1929 as Amarillo Junior College. Prior the establishment of AC, Amarillo was the largest Texas City without a public college. AC became the first Texas junior college district to be organized independent of a school district on July 16, 1929.

The College moved to its main campus on Washington Street in the year 1937. Today, Amarillo College has a total of six campuses.

Some of the notable graduates of AC are medal of honor recipient John C. Morgan, former United States Secretary of the Treasury G. William Miller, and Susan Gibson, songwriter who wrote "Wide Open Spaces".

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Amarillo College
2011 S. Washington
Amarillo , TX 79109
General Phone: (806) 371-5000

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Amarillo College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine209EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts144sign language translation, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, social services
Mechanics and Repair128autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech
Medical Support and Technology127dental assistant, dental hygienist, pharmacy tech, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, radiographer, medical lab tech ...
Business and Management99business management, accounting technology
Engineering Technician87engineering technology, electronics tech, electromechanical tech, instrumentation tech, occupational safety tech, drafting
Security and Law Enforcement76corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire-fighting
Computer Science and Engineering63computer and info science, computer programming, data processing tech, computer engineering
Funeral and Mortuary Science54funeral and mortuary
Therapy and Counseling40psychology, physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling
Family and Social Work33child development, child care management, child care provider, social work
Design26interior design, graphic design
Production Trades23welding
Media16communication studies, advertising, photo and film tech, radio and TV tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15occupational therapist assistant
Law13pre-law, legal assistant
Office and Administration11administrative assistant, office data entry
Education and Teaching10elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching
Medical Administration8medical records tech
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Art Studies5art studies
Real Estate and Construction Management3real estate
Architecture and Planning1architecture
Photography and Commercial Art1photography
Religion and Philosophy1religion

Number of programs and degrees for Amarillo College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree74463
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years24933
Award of less than 1 academic year22013

Amarillo College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Amarillo College had a total enrollment of 10,387 students (6,106 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 65%
Black 5%
Hispanic 25%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 16%
18-19 20%
20-21 15%
22-24 13%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Amarillo College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 39 %

Amarillo College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Amarillo, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Amarillo College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,818
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,682
Books and supplies $ 1,040

Financial Aid:
Amarillo College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 354000)

Amarillo College Faculty

Amarillo College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3780
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1817

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$76,4464$74,305
Associate professorcalendar year4$62,2072*
Assistant professorcalendar year6$66,0275$61,403
Instructorcalendar year12$57,65512$53,516
All faculty totalcalendar year25$62,64723$59,636

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year21$61,87011$55,126
Associate professoracademic year8$51,94414$53,303
Assistant professoracademic year6$48,86614$50,641
Instructoracademic year36$43,59970$43,708
All faculty totalacademic year71$50,389109$46,983

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Amarillo College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Engineering Technology, General
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development
Social Work

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Sciences, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Photography And Commercial Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Amarillo College Highlights

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What Sets Amarillo College Apart:

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