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Chipola College (Chipola)

3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL

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Chipola College gives students the opportunity to earn either a two year associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree (in addition to a variety of certification programs) at a public institution, which makes it a very appealing option to students who aren’t sure where their college career is going to take them yet. Located in Marianna, Florida, students are often attracted to the warm weather and the quaint small town feel of northern Florida. The town of Marianna has a population of 6,230 and is home to several tourist destinations, such as the Florida Caverns State Park and the Chattahoochee River, both of which are near U.S. Civil War locations.

In 2012, in-state tuition was extremely low at $3,100. However, for out of state students, tuition more than doubled to the rate of $8,657, which makes it less of an appealing choice. There are a wide range of programs to study, including Criminal Justice, Child Care Management, Business Administration, and Teacher Education. Chipola College has quite a few on campus amenities which make life easier for students, including sports teams, a food court, a campus radio and campus bookstore. All of these help to enhance the experience of students and make their time at Chipola College more enjoyable for everyone.

Most students at Chipola College are receiving some type of federal aid, and there a few different types of scholarships available in addition to the traditional student loan packages offered by the federal government. For students that qualify, there are Florida’ Bright Futures Scholarships, Florida Medallion Scholarships, and Florida Academic Scholarships. If you are a Florida resident looking for a school where you can succeed academically and that gives you the option to choose from a variety of programs and degree lengths, Chipola College might be the right school for you.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $2,400-$2,800
    • Out-of-State: $8,200-$9,834
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $100-$120 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $300-$360 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships78%$5,125
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Chipola College may provide services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Chipola against community colleges in Florida.

 ChipolaJackson CountyFlorida
Graduation Rate48.1%-36.8%
Transfer-out Rate9.5%-12.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2014)
    • See all 186 nursing schools in Florida
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2014)
    • See all 186 nursing schools in Florida
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Chipola College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Chipola College.

Contact Information

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Financial Aid Office

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
nan%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
87%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
15:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,717