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 (24.31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is lower than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
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 20% over five years.
College Alvin Community College 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
61 staff
Alvin Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,928 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,928 students 1,296 students
Alvin Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
Alvin Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,198 students
810 students
Alvin Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,730 students
1,036 students
Alvin Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Alvin Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Alvin Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Alvin Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Alvin Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Alvin Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Alvin Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Alvin Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Alvin Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.54 0.53
Alvin Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,160 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,360 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,160 $5,694
Alvin Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,360 $10,252
Alvin Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 40%
Alvin Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Baseball, SoftballBaseball, Softball,
Source: 2005 (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 $4,020 per year for in-state students and $6,184 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,700 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 82%. 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 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Texas is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.