About Navarro

Navarro is a two-year accredited, state-supported community college consisting of a main campus nestled in a historic town in Corsicana, Texas with branches in Waxahachie, Midlothian, Mexia, Fairfield, and Online. The six campus college offers associate degrees, certificates, and professional education programs.











In spring of 1946, a group of local citizens met to form a steering committee for the purpose of establishing a junior college in Navarro County. In a general election held July 16, 1946, voters approved the creation of Navarro Junior College and authorized a county tax to help finance the institution. In that same election voters chose a seven-member board of trustees to govern the college. The first students began classes in September, 1946. Most of the 238 members of that first student body were returning veterans from World War II taking advantage of assistance available under the newly enacted GI Bill. The first campus of Navarro College was the site of the Air Activities of Texas, a World War II primary flight school located six miles south of Corsicana.


In 1951, the campus was moved to its present location, a 47-acre tract west of downtown Corsicana on State Highway 31. The main campus has now expanded to 103 acres with dozens of buildings. In 1954, Navarro was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The accreditation was reaffirmed in 1964, 1974, 1985, 1995, 2006, and again in 2017.

In 1974, the college broadened its philosophy and purpose to encompass the comprehensive community-based educational concept, adding occupational education programs and implementing new education concepts including individualized and self-paced instruction and the use of audio-tutorial instructional media. In keeping with the new educational role, the word “junior” was dropped from the institution’s name, and the official name Navarro College was adopted by the Board of Trustees.

Fairfield, Mexia, Midlothian and Waxahachie Campuses

In an attempt to address the growing needs of its service area, which consists of Navarro, Ellis, Freestone, Limestone, and Leon counties, the college began offering courses in various locations in those areas. Therefore, Navarro College established two permanent centers, the Navarro College South at Mexia and the Ellis County Center at Waxahachie. Later, a third and fourth off-campus centers were added in Midlothian and Fairfield. Today, Internet is the fastest-growing area of instruction at Navarro. We now also offer hundreds of Internet course offerings each semester. Navarro College truly offers the ways and means for every student to reach his/her educational goals.

Original Administration Building in 1946. Navarro Junior College, Corsicana, Texas


Approved by the Board of Trustees on March 27, 2014

Navarro College provides educational opportunities that empower students to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals and that promote life-long learning for all communities served.

Vision and Values for Navarro College

Approved by the Board of Trustees on January 28, 2016


Navarro College will be nationally recognized as a higher education institution committed to providing innovative pathways and student-centered learning opportunities that result in students capable of succeeding in a local and global communities.


Integrity: actively building open relationships with students, employees, local business, and local communities. Serving all people we touch with a strong sense of ethics and personal and organizational responsibility.

Diversity: fostering acceptance, multi-dimensional thinking, and respect and understanding the different experiences of all people. We know we are stronger for who we are together—as a college, as a community, as a culture, as part of a global village.

Innovation: leadership invested in guiding and embracing change, seeking creative ways to tackle educational challenges. We encourage students and employees to be agents for change, championing new ideas informed by personal reflection, trends in education, and changes in local and global community.

Student Centeredness: placing students at the heart of all we do, with an emphasis not only on excellence and learning, but, also, with a profound appreciation of personal, familial, economic, and civic responsibilities impacting our students and communities.

Accountability: honoring commitments to students, educational partners, workforce partners, and the communities we serve. We intentionally foster respect, citizenship, civic responsibility, and humanitarianism as both individuals and an institution.


District President & Administration

Dr. Richard Sanchez and the executive leadership team are dedicated to keeping Navarro College at the forefront of higher education.

District President Richard M . Sanchez, Ph.D.

Dear Student,

Welcome! Your decision to attend Navarro College is an excellent choice. We hope you encounter an invigorating and enriching educational environment and a stimulating academic experience. Our goal is to assist you in achieving success, and we accept this challenge.


Navarro College is an outstanding institution. Dedicated to you, our students, we offer an array of educational offerings designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and necessary experience to successfully achieve your educational aspirations and prepare for the world of work. Our staff has a sincere commitment to students, and our campuses offer a most pleasing educational setting. Navarro College is a place where people of all ages, from all backgrounds and cultures, meet to participate in one of the most satisfying and enhancing learning experiences available in Texas.
We look forward to serving you. Navarro College offers a unique opportunity, and we invite you to join us for a memorable and lasting experience.
Every good wish for success. I am confident you will enjoy your experience with us and we hope you will embrace the tradition of excellence that has prevailed at Navarro College for over half a century.


Richard M. Sanchez
District President

One College. Six Convenient Locations

Our six locations offer a learning environment for every kind of student. Wherever you study, you’ll earn a Navarro College degree or certificate and find a community that’s right for you. Find a campus to call home.

Corsicana Campus

The oldest and main campus of Navarro College. It offers a classic college experience, including 39 Academic Programs, Student Housing, Library, Dining Hall, Deli, Bookstore, Beautique & Books/Starbucks, Student Lounges, Museums, Planetarium, and NJCAA Athletics on a historic campus.


Quick Fact: The Clock Tower was named after the first class at Navarro College, the Barracks Bunch.

3200 W. 7th Avenue
Corsicana, Texas 75110

Waxahachie Campus

Comprised of dual credit students and working adults, Waxahachie is the second largest Navarro College campus. Less than 30 miles south from the Dallas metroplex and with more than 25 competitive degree programs offered, Waxahachie makes college education personal, affordable, and life-changing.


Quick Fact: The Brilliance Black Tie Event has raised over half a million dollars for scholarships in the last seven years.

1900 John Arden Drive
Waxahachie, Texas 75165

Midlothian Campus

A multi-institution system, the Midlothian Campus is home to three higher education institutions: Navarro College, Tarleton State University, and Texas A&M University-Commerce. Students can choose from a combination of 20+ undergraduate & graduate degree programs offered at Midlothian.


Quick Fact: Established in 2006, Midlothian was once called the “Multi-Institution Teaching Center (MITC)” and later renamed to the Midlothian Higher Education Center at Navarro College in 2012.

899 Mount Zion Road
Midlothian, Texas 76065

Mexia Campus

Located just 31 miles outside of Corsicana, Mexia Campus has more than 20 programs and concentrations. Recently ranked #2 of Top 30 LVN programs in Texas for 2017!


Quick Fact: Some of the first Navarro College classes offered in Mexia were on the campus of Mexia State School, originally a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II.

901 N. MLK Jr. Hwy
Mexia, Texas 76667

Fairfield Center

Established in 2013, the Fairfield Career & Technical Center is the newest addition to the College that primarily focuses on Industrial Technology, Police Academy, and Welding programs. Plans are underway to add other programs to the Fairfield location in the very near future!


Quick Fact: As the evolving career and technical hub, Fairfield Center is home to a $300K state-of-the-art welding facility.

961 E. Commerce St.
Fairfield, Texas 75840

Online / e-Learning

Designed for students who wish to pursue or complete a college education from the convenience of their own computer & on their own time. E-Learning students get the quality they expect from NC, the convenience they desire, and the support they need – all at an affordable cost.


Quick Fact: Named best online education & teaching degrees for 2016 by the Affordable Colleges Online.

The best way to get to know Navarro College is to spend time with us! We will show you around, answer questions, and give you a taste of life at NC.
Come visit and discover why so many people choose us!