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Data shows PJC offers excellent, competitive education

Published or Revised January 30, 2014

An excellent education at a competitive rate is what Paris Junior College delivers, according to data distributed at the Board of Regents meeting Monday evening.

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects data from about 7,500 institutions, then generates comparisons. PJC is grouped with 22 other Texas community colleges of medium size.

According to IPEDS, PJC’s annual tuition and fees is $1,356 compared to $2,082 for peer colleges. PJC also provides a better graduation rate with a greater number of students on some form of financial aid or Pell grants than peers. PJC also has fewer full-time employees than peer colleges and pays a higher average faculty salary.

“These numbers show how efficient we are and how much we’re doing with less,” said PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin. “We spend less per core expense category than any of our peers except for two categories - student services and public service.”

PJC must rely more heavily on state funding because local tax dollars provide 8 percent of PJC ‘s revenues while other institutions receive on average 18 percent of their revenue from local taxes.

Monday evening the regents also:

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