Galveston College

Tel: (409)944-1220
2,131 students
Public institution
Galveston College creates accessible learning opportunities to fulfill individual and community needs by providing high-quality educational programs and services.
School Highlights:
Galveston College serves 2,131 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
Galveston College is one of 2 community colleges within Galveston County, TX.
The nearest community college is College of the Mainland (13.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 70 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
College Galveston College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 70 staff
61 staff
Galveston College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,131 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,131 students 1,296 students
Galveston College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
21:1
Galveston College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 577 students
814 students
Galveston College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,554 students
1,040 students
Galveston College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Galveston College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
5%
Galveston College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
30%
21%
Galveston College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
17%
15%
Galveston College Black (2006-2013)
% White
46%
51%
Galveston College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Galveston College Unknown (2008-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Galveston College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Galveston 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. 0.67 0.68
Galveston College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,260 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 59% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,150 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 79% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,260 $5,660
Galveston College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,150 $10,250
Galveston College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 60 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
89%
Galveston College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Galveston College has proven to be a progressive, dynamic institution of higher education known for its partnerships with businesses and organizations and its commitment to provide a quality learning environment that is student-focused. Its programs have consistently gained local, state, and national acclaim in areas that include health occupations programs, workforce development initiatives, NJCAA athletics, innovative fundraising, a hospitality institute and culinary arts, and special student services. For the opening of the College in September 1967, through the spring of 1970, the College occupied Moody Hall, a refurbished orphanage, as its only campus facility. The initial academic offerings were fairly broad in scope, while the occupational program was minimal but with strong offerings in vocational nursing, office occupations, engineering/drafting and law enforcement. During the period 1972-76, many new occupational programs were added, including offset printing, industrial engine mechanics, refrigeration mechanics, banking, fashion merchandising, office simulation, and a certificate program in hospital unit clerk training. Added to these was an academic program in cooperative education. In May 1977, the College opened its Fort Crockett campus at which some 600 students received course work in health care programs, fine arts, physical education and various other credit and adult educational offerings. Since 1977, the College has added courses in computer science, child development, human development, television and surgical technology. Also, a grant from the National Science Foundation has enabled mathematics and science instructors to employ the computer as an instructional tool.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,374 per year for in-state students and $6,450 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,883 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 Sanford-Brown College-Houston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.