About Clarendon College

History

Clarendon College is the oldest institution of higher education in the Texas Panhandle, having been established in 1898 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The College was successfully administered by the church through the first quarter of the 20th Century. The original college was moved to Abilene and became McMurry University. The Clarendon Independent School Board purchased the college property and Clarendon College was re-established in 1927 as a non-sectarian junior college. It is maintained, in part, by property taxes in the Clarendon College District (Donley County). The College was recognized by the Texas Education Agency and the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities in 1927. The College separated from the school district and moved to its present location in 1968. Clarendon College now operates from a beautiful 107-acre campus on the west edge of Clarendon. Eight counties comprise the College's service area. Clarendon College is one of the 50 state-assisted community colleges in the Texas system.

Accreditation

Clarendon College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate Degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Clarendon College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Philosophy of Clarendon College

The faculty, Board of Regents, and administrators at Clarendon College are committed to the concept that our College be an open door to learning. With this goal in mind, we extend an educational opportunity to students of all ages who can profit from instruction. Every effort is made to provide equal access to the educational opportunities offered at Clarendon College without regard to age, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, creed, and/or disability. In keeping with this philosophy, Clarendon College recognizes and accepts the responsibility for providing curricula for university-bound students, for students seeking career opportunities in a variety of occupations, and for persons of the community seeking cultural enrichment, short-term skill training, or personal improvement opportunities. The College will seek to achieve these goals within the limits of its legal responsibilities and available fiscal resources.

Mission Statement 

Clarendon College is a comprehensive community college committed to teaching, learning and providing access to opportunities that assist in the holistic development of its constituents and community.

In pursuit of this mission the College provides academic transfer programs, Career/Technical Education, student services, developmental education programs, continuing education/community service courses through a variety of instructional methodology, including but not limited to: face to face, distance education, and hybrid delivery.

Clarendon College strives to provide diverse cultural enrichment opportunities for our constituents.

Purposes

The purposes of Clarendon College shall be to provide the following:

  • Technical programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates
  • Occupational programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations
  • Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences; continuing adult education programs for occupational or cultural upgrading
  • Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students
  • Continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals
  • Workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs
  • Adult literacy programs and other basic skills programs
  • Other purposes as may be prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or local governing boards, in the best interest of post-secondary education in Texas.

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