AC Description

Students are flocking to Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas to get specialized career training and continuing education.

Through continuing education, students may pursue certifications and licensures in highly specialized industrial and professional careers. One may obtain certificates in such specific areas as Aviation Maintenance, Firefighting, Automotive Repair, Food Service Management and Paralegal Studies.

Other continuing education courses offer training for such fields as Certified Nursing Assistance, Insurance Coding, Phlebotomy, Air Conditioning Technology and Plumbing.

Continuing education also provides training and workshops for business professionals. These may be taken by an individual or a group and include everything from business grammar to telephone etiquette to resolving conflicts.

With more than 160 programs of study, Amarillo has various other study options including associate’s degrees in everything from Theatre Arts to Nursing, leading either to a four-year university transfer or to entering the workforce.

Student support includes career planning, academic advising, tutoring, adult-student support services and “Dr. Bob,” a division devoted to counseling and educating students in everything from stress-management to substance abuse.

Financial aid is available to eligible students through numerous sources including grants and loans and may be discussed with a financial aid counselor.

Quick Facts about Amarillo College

Region

Southwest

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Website

www.actx.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Parking Permit Required

No

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$2,778

Out-of-State Tuition

$4,242

Retention Rate

57%

Enrollment

10,224

Year Established

1929

AC Students

Total Students
10,224

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
33%
Part-Time
67%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
26%
African American
5%
Caucasian
64%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
2%
Unknown and Other
2%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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