Paul Quinn College

Paul Quinn College

Paul Quinn College, PQC, was founded in 1872 by a group of African Methodist Episcopal preachers. Initially located in Austin, Texas, it was named in honor of Bishop William Paul Quinn. PQC moved to its present campus in Dallas, Texas, in 1990. This historically black college is the oldest of its kind in Texas. Students are awarded degrees in business, science, technology, and education.

Paul Quinn College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the Red River Athletic Conference. The teams are nicknamed the Tigers, and they participate in baseball, basketball, track and field, soccer, and volleyball. The men's basketball and the track team have won a number of national championships in recent years.

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Paul Quinn College
3837 Simpson Stuart Rd
Dallas , TX 75241
General Phone: (214) 302-3545

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Paul Quinn College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management78accounting, managerial economics
Education and Teaching22teacher ed, English teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, biology teaching, history teaching
Liberal Arts11English, sociology, history
Media6communication studies
Security and Law Enforcement4corrections and criminal justice
Engineering Technician1engineering technology
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science
Religion and Philosophy0religious education

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree13217

Paul Quinn College Student Body

Paul Quinn College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Paul Quinn College had a total enrollment of 567 students (514 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 1%
Black 88%
Hispanic 4%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 25%
20-21 20%
22-24 17%
25-29 12%
30-34 12%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 5%

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

(International Students)13%
New Jersey2%
New York1%
Virgin Islands1%
Puerto Rico1%

Paul Quinn College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 25 %
Part-Time 33 %

Paul Quinn College Room and Board (2007)

Paul Quinn College offers campus housing for 236 of its 514 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Dallas, 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 14 meals per week.

Paul Quinn College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal375650
SAT Math370590
SAT Writing385600
ACT Verbal816
ACT Math816
ACT Composite816

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT53%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT27%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Paul Quinn College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,630
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,630
Room and board $ 5,170
Room charge $ 2,530
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,640
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 500

Financial Aid:
Paul Quinn College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 360200)

Paul Quinn College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$53,3500*

*: 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 year1*0*
Associate professoracademic year7$35,2356$33,947
Assistant professoracademic year1*2*
Instructoracademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year11$35,4279$33,379

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

Paul Quinn College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Red River Athletic Conference
Baseball Red River Athletic Conference
Track Red River Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports099

Paul Quinn College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Managerial Economics

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technology, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Religion And Philosophy
Religious Education

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other

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