Paris Junior College

Paris Junior College

Paris Junior College, also known as PJC, was originally established in 1924 as a campus of the Paris Independent School District in Texas. The college now operates three campuses which are Paris, Greenville, and Sulphur Springs. It boasts a total enrolment of more than 4,000 students each year and offers a wide variety of associate's degrees and certificates. The college also includes the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology which offers training in gemology, watchmaking, horology, and others.

PJC's athletics department fields several men's and women's sports teams. Their official mascot is the Dragon. The sports men's sports teams are nicknamed as the Dragons and the women's teams are known as the Lady Dragons.

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Contacting Paris Junior College

Paris Junior College
2400 Clarksville St
Paris , TX 75460
General Phone: (903) 785-7661

Paris Junior College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine126registered nursing, nursing administration, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts83foreign language and literature, English, general studies, political science, sociology
Mechanics and Repair71HVAC, jewelrymaking
Production Trades51welding
Education and Teaching45education, physical education teaching
Business and Management37business, accounting
Engineering Technician34electronics tech, electromechanical tech, drafting
Medical Support and Technology29medical coding, surgical tech
Security and Law Enforcement17criminology
Therapy and Counseling17psychology
Office and Administration10administrative assistant, office data entry
Science9biology, physics
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science, network management
Beauty and Cosmetology8cosmetology
Agricultural Science and Management3agriculture
Family and Social Work2social work

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree32230
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years24214

Paris Junior College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Paris Junior College had a total enrollment of 4,343 students (3,024 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 13%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 15%
18-19 29%
20-21 18%
22-24 11%
25-29 8%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Paris Junior College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 34 %

Paris Junior College Room and Board (2007)

Paris Junior College offers campus housing for 220 of its 3,024 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Paris Junior College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,836
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,792
Room and board $ 4,132
Room charge $ 1,050
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,982
Books and supplies $ 2,322
Other expenses $ 3,343

Financial Aid:
Paris Junior College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 360100)

Paris Junior College Faculty

Paris Junior College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year9$62,08614$60,073
All faculty totalcalendar year9$62,08614$60,073

*: 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
Instructoracademic year29$49,62141$49,755
All faculty totalacademic year29$49,62141$49,755

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

Paris Junior College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports61622

Paris Junior College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Watchmaking and Jewelrymaking


Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

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

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Paris Junior College Apart:

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% of degrees in mechanics and repair
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Top 16%Paris Junior College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
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Top 17%Paris Junior College Number of students
% of degrees in production trades
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Top 18%Paris Junior College % of degrees in production trades
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Top 19%Paris Junior College Number of degree programs

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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