Alvin Community College

Tel: (281)756-3500
4,928 students
Public institution
Alvin Community College seeks to implement its philosophy by providing quality post-secondary educational services (including occupational/technical, college transfer, and adult programs) for all those who can benefit from them, as well as quality occupational/ technical program opportunities for area secondary students. The College also seeks to provide accessible educational services, through varied formats and schedules and full- and part-time programs, which address a wide spectrum of individual needs and abilities, along with educational programming related to the economic and employment realities of the area served, and to offer expanded career options through cooperation with industry, business, professions, government, and other educational institutions
School Highlights
Alvin Community College serves 4,928 students (24% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
Alvin Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Brazoria County, TX.
The nearest community college is Texas School of Business-Friendswood (9.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 161 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
College Alvin Community College (TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 161 staff 65 staff

Student Body

The student population of 4,928 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,928 students 1,394 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 31:1 34:1
# Full-Time Students 1,198 students 932 students
# Part-Time Students 3,730 students 2,653 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
5%
4%
% Hispanic
30%
37%
% Black
10%
13%
% White
52%
39%
% Unknown races
2%
5%
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.63 0.69

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,440 is less than the state average of $3,810. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,544 is less than the state average of $7,170. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,440 $3,810
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,544 $7,170
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 40% 84%

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Baseball, SoftballBaseball, Softball,
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Alvin Community College District, a two-year public community college, was approved by the qualified voters of the Alvin Independent School District on November 2, 1948. From its inception until 1971, the College was administered by officials of the Alvin Independent School District. The 1971-72 academic year marked the beginning of a new era in the history of Alvin Community College. A separate administration, tax district, and College Board were established to assume the management, control, and operation of a newly created Alvin Junior College District. Alvin Community College is a public community college in Brazoria County, Texas. The college provide educational opportunities in workforce training, academics, technical fields, adult basic education, and personal development. The College seeks to provide students the opportunity to develop skills needed to enter and succeed in College programs through continuing opportunities to extend and upgrade skills, knowledge, and interests; through testing, evaluation, and counseling to allow students to make informed decisions regarding their abilities, achievements, and behavior; and through experiences to develop personal, social, and cultural dimensions. Alvin Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and certificates.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,362 per year for in-state students and $5,655 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,735 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Texas is Virginia College-Austin. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.