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Undergraduate Enrollment 964
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $11,720 PER YR.
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $11,720 PER YR.
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 92
Median SAT/ACT 810/15 (MEAN)
% of African American Students 77
% of Asian American Students 0
% of Hispanic Students 11
% of International Students 0.1
Student/Teacher Ratio 20:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 28
% of Male/% of Female Students 45/55
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 100
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 13
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 26
% of Freshmen Who Return 57
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 4

Jarvis Christian College

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P.O. Box 1470, Hawkins, Texas 75765








  • The Renaissance Adult Education Program offers working adults an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s or associate degree. The college has a teaching site in Dallas.
  • The corrections/criminal justice program is ranked as one of the top fifty correctional officer programs in the country and is the top ranked in Texas among 103 programs analyzed by
  • Jarvis recently added specialized accreditations in business administration, from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, and social work, by the Council of Social Work Education. The teacher education program is accredited by the Texas Education Agency.
  • More than 42 clubs and organizations provide cultural, social, musical, academic, and professional experiences.

FOUNDED IN 1912, Jarvis Christian College is a historically black college affiliated with the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. Its mission is to prepare a diverse population of lifelong learners intellectually, socially, spiritually, and personally through providing interactive services and using varied modalities in instructional delivery.

The mission further seeks to prepare students for professional, productive careers, graduate studies, and to function effectively in a global and technological society. Jarvis offers more than ten teacher certifications and more than fifteen majors and bachelor’s degrees. With a 16:1 student-faculty ratio, Jarvis students receive the attention they deserve from professors and instructors.

The 243-acre Hawkins, Texas, campus—located in an attractive rural area near Longview and Tyler—is one hundred miles southeast of Dallas and 89 miles southwest of Shreveport. Determined to appeal to the needs of student athletes and supporters, the college has thirteen NAIA Division I teams that participate in the Red River Athletic Conference in baseball, volleyball, softball, basketball, cross country, soccer, bowling, and track and field.

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