Paris Junior College (PJC) is located in Paris, Texas, approximately 110 miles northeast of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Established in 1924, PJC is a public community college offering a variety of two-year associate degree programs, certificates, and workforce training options. The campus is characterized by its traditional architecture and features a blend of historic and modern buildings, providing a contemporary learning environment within a small-town setting. A notable feature of the institution is its emphasis on vocational education, with popular programs in fields such as nursing, welding, and business administration. PJC maintains an open admissions policy, making the college accessible to a broad range of applicants seeking postsecondary education or technical skills. For students desiring residential college experience, on-campus housing options are available. Paris Junior College is also home to sports teams known as the Dragons, though the college's identity is primarily academic rather than athletic-focused.
Paris Junior College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student. 1,466 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,899 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $3,210 plus fees of $750.