Nueces County Community Colleges

In Nueces County, Texas, you can find 2 community colleges serving 11,548 students.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is less than the state average of 36:1.

Nueces County Community Colleges

  • College Location Students
  • Corpus ChristiDel Mar College
    Public
    101 Baldwin Blvd.
    Corpus ChristiTX78404
    (361)698-1255
    11,051 students
  • Corpus Christi
    Kaplan College-Corpus Christi
    Private for-profit
    1620 S. Padre Island Drive
    Corpus ChristiTX78416
    (361)852-2900
    497 students
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