Galveston College

Tel: (409)944-1220
2,048 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 2,048 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
Galveston College is one of 3 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 71 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
College Galveston College (TX) Community College Avg.
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 71 staff 65 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,048 has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,048 students 1,394 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 29:1 34:1
# Full-Time Students 539 students 932 students
# Part-Time Students 1,509 students 2,653 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 40 228
% Asian
4%
4%
% Hispanic
27%
37%
% Black
18%
13%
% White
46%
39%
% Unknown races
4%
5%
% Non Resident races
1%
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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. 0.68 0.69

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,260 is less than the state average of $3,810. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,150 is less than the state average of $7,170. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,260 $3,810
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,150 $7,170
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83% 84%
Source: 2014 (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 $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.