Chipola College

Chipola College

Chipola College, established in 1947, is a community college located in Marianna, Florida. It was initially known as the Chipola Junior College and changed to its present name in the year 2003. Chipola College offers a number of bachelor's and associate's degrees in several fields of study. In addition, the college has various certificate programs. It also provides opportunities of continuing education. Special programs such as Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene are also organized here.

Chipola College participates in a wide variety of sports including baseball, basketball, softball, and cross country. Their athletic teams are nicknamed as the Indians. The Indians compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

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Contacting Chipola

Chipola College
3094 Indian Circle
Marianna , FL 32446-2053
General Phone: (850) 526-2761

Chipola Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts249liberal arts and sciences
Security and Law Enforcement224corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire-fighting
Nursing and Emergency Medicine91EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nursing assistant
Education and Teaching16math teaching, science teaching, biology teaching
Beauty and Cosmetology12cosmetology
Mechanics and Repair11computer repair, automobile mechanics
Engineering Technician3electronics tech, surveying tech, computer systems tech
Computer Science and Engineering2systems analyst, computer services management
Office and Administration2executive secretary
Business and Management2business management, business administration
Family and Social Work1child care provider
Cooking and Culinary Arts1restaurant and catering management
Construction Trades0masonry
Production Trades0welding

Number of programs and degrees for Chipola in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree30312
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years206
Bachelor's degree164
Award of less than 1 academic year2676
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years82

Chipola Student Body

In 2007-2008, Chipola had a total enrollment of 2,144 students (1,540 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 21%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 14%
18-19 32%
20-21 17%
22-24 9%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Chipola Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 69 %

Chipola Room and Board (2007)

Chipola offers campus housing for 86 of its 1,540 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Chipola Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,350
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,761
Room and board $ 4,560
Room charge $ 1,200
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,935

Financial Aid:
Chipola participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 147200)

Chipola Faculty

Chipola has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track77
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$53,9539$53,583
Associate professoracademic year3$48,7674$47,192
Assistant professoracademic year5$44,6104$44,667
Instructoracademic year4$38,58111$43,958
All faculty totalacademic year19$47,43928$47,615

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

Chipola Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports02020

Chipola Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

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

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Chipola Highlights

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What Sets Chipola Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 2%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 11%Chipola Dorm rooms per full-time student
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Chipola Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Chipola % of degrees in liberal arts
Number of students
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Chipola Number of students
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Chipola % of full-time faculty on tenure track

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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