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
Recent Articles
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Nearly 52 percent of community college students in the United States begin their freshman year in at least one remedial class. These courses, which help students acquire knowledge and skills they should have acquired in high school, do not count toward their degree requirements. As a result, students are taking longer than ever to obtain their degree, if they obtain one at all.
Federal Student Loans – Unavailable at 20% of Community Colleges
Although a community college education is inexpensive when compared to tuition and fees at a four-year institution, some students still need financial assistance to pay their education bills. Yet, some community colleges don’t participate in the federal student loan program, putting some students in a financial bind.
Post-Recession Cliff Looms for Community Colleges
While many factors have contributed to the current decline in community college enrollment, the recovering economy is chief among them. As more and more people return to the workforce, fewer students enroll in courses at community colleges. Many institutions must now deal with budget shortfalls in the face of double-digit declines in enrollment.