Jarvis Christian College Details

Email Address admissions@jarvis.edu
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address U.S. Highway 80
City Hawkins
State TX
Zip 75756
Phone 903-769-5700
Total Enrollment 592
Motto Providing an Education on the Precept of Christianity, Service, Knowledge, and Industry
Level of Selectivity Noncompetitive
Location Hawkins
History Jarvis Christian College is a four-year, private, independent, coeducational liberal arts college affiliated with the Disciple of Christ Christian Church. Though established as Jarvis Christian Institute in 1912, the idea for the school began as early as 1904. In 1914, high school subjects were added to the curriculum and two years later junior college courses were added. The school was incorporated in 1928. The name changed to Jarvis Christian College in 1937, the year senior college courses were added. Two years later, in 1939, the first bachelor’s degrees were awarded. Jarvis Christian was the brainchild of the Negro Disciples of Christ in Texas and the Christian Woman’s Board of Missions. The school was named after Major J. J. Jarvis, who donated 456 acres of land for the school. The students who attended the school assisted in its construction. This barter and labor concept was the earliest form of a work-study program. Jarvis College’s original mission, “to keep and maintain a school for the elevation and education of the Negro race, to educate the head, heart, and hand and to produce useful citizens and earnest Christians,” has not changed, although the direction of the educational programs has changed dramatically since its founding. This historically black institution is a member of the United Negro College Fund. The fifteen-building campus is situated in an attractive wooded area of about 1,000 acres, which provides adequate room for future expansion. The campus proper covers 243 acres.
Band Program No
Religious Affiliation Yes
Accrediation Jarvis Christian College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science.
Costs per Year 2002–03 Tuition: $6694 Room and board: $3750 Special fees: $285 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $11,492
In State Tuition 6694
Out of State Tuition 6694
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding 1999–2000 FINANCIAL AID–INSTITUTIONAL FUNDING Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 96 Financial Aid Specific to the School The Hinson-Hazlewood Loan is a Stafford loan available to Texas residents only.
Financial-Aid Deadline April 1 (priority)
Admission Deadline
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) with 16 units, to include 3 English, 1 science, 3 social sciences, 2 mathematics, and 7 electives. Students must have a physical by a licensed physician that ../includes verification of immunizations for polio, typhoid, and diphtheria/tetanus. A $25 non-refundable application fee is required. Admission Application Deadline: Rolling admissions; July 25 (priority). Admission Contact: Office of Recruitment and Admissions, Jarvis Christian College, PO Box 1470, Hawkins, Texas 75765; Telephone: 903-769-5700; 800-292-9517 (toll-free).
Graduation Requirements Minimum of 124 semester hours for a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Last 30 hours must be in residence at Jarvis. Students must complete sophomore comprehensive exam, pass a proficiency test in English and mathematics, and take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Two semesters of assembly attendance are also required.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment (men/women): 284/308 In-state: 487 Other regions: 30 states; 7 international Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 276/295 Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 8/10 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 570; Hispanic, 1; Caucasian, 2; International, 19.
Diversity 78
Student Life Campus Regulations: Assembly attendance is required of freshmen and sophomores. Campus Services: Health, personal counseling, remedial programs, career counseling and placement, and religious services, including chapel. Campus Activities: Social and group activities include theater, band, chorale, and dance. Students can get involved in the student-run newspaper the Expression, or the newsletter, the Informer. Other publications include the Bulldog, an annual published by students with faculty guidance, or the Jarvisonian, a quarterly alumni and friends publication. Communication majors may get involved in the student-run radio station. Leadership opportunities can be found in the Student Government Association (SGA) or the Women’s Senate. Professional and academic organizations include prelaw and English clubs, and the National Society of Black Accountants. Greek-letter sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. Fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Theta Beta Kappa. Honor societies include Alpha Kappa Mu, Beta Kappa Chi, and Sigma Tau Delta. Housing Availability: There are 700 housing spaces available, 200 of which are reserved for freshmen.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 53 Student-teacher ratio: 14:1 Full-time faculty members: 38 Part-time faculty members: 15 Faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 53%
Athletic Program Jarvis Christian is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Interregional Athletic Conference (IAC). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) membership is under study. Intercollegiate Sports: men’s baseball, basketball, and track and field; women’s basketball, softball, track and field, and volleyball. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Jarvis Christian College, U.S. Highway 80, Hawking, Texas 75765; Telephone: 903-769-5763.
School Calender August-April (semesters hours) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session.
Website http://www.jarvis.edu
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: English, History, Music, Religion Bachelor of Science: Biology, Chemistry, History, Human Performance, Mathematics, Music, Sociology Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting, Business Administration, Management, Marketing Preprofessional: Law, Medicine Certification: Biology Education, Business Administration, Chemistry Education, English Education, History Education, Human Performance, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Reading Education, Special Education
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