San Antonio College

Tel: (210)486-0000
21,434 students
Public institution
San Antonio College is a public community college which provides for and supports the educational and lifelong learning needs of a multicultural community. As a leader in education, San Antonio College is committed to excellence in helping students reach their full potential by developing their academic competencies, critical thinking skills, communication proficiency, civic responsibility and global awareness.
School Highlights:
San Antonio College serves 21,434 students (25.45% 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 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 65%.
San Antonio College is one of 13 community colleges within Bexar County, TX.
The nearest community college is St Philip's College (3.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 713 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
College San Antonio 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 713 staff
61 staff
San Antonio College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 21,434 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 21,434 students 1,296 students
San Antonio College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
San Antonio College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 5,456 students
810 students
San Antonio College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 15,978 students
1,036 students
San Antonio College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
San Antonio College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
San Antonio College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
San Antonio College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
San Antonio College Black (2006-2013)
% White
San Antonio College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
San Antonio College More (2010-2013)
San Antonio 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. 0.58 0.53
San Antonio College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,500 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 93% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,822 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 99% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,500 $5,694
San Antonio College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,822 $10,252
San Antonio College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 65%
San Antonio College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • In support of the mission of the Alamo Community College District, San Antonio College responds to Bexar County's diverse community by providing high quality general education, liberal arts and sciences, career education, continuing education and developmental education. The college has an average semester enrollment of 21,000 credit students and an average annual enrollment of 16,000 other-than-credit students. San Antonio College is the largest single-campus community college in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. San Antonio College offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum designed to satisfy the requirements of the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. Founded in 1925 as the University Junior College, San Antonio College is the oldest two-year college in the state never operated as a private institution. Under control of the University of Texas for the first year, the college held afternoon and evening classes at the old Main Avenue High School. Control of the college was transferred in 1926 to the San Antonio Independent School District, and the name was changed to San Antonio Junior College. Operations were relocated to a downtown location at the German-English school on South Alamo Street. In 1978, the District's name was changed to the San Antonio Community College District, and in 1982 it was renamed the Alamo Community College District. Today, San Antonio College is one of the largest single-campus community colleges in the country and the largest single-campus college in the State of Texas, enrolling over 22,000 students. San Antonio College is approved and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) in conjunction with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the Texas Educational Theatre Association, the Texas Association of Music Schools, the National League for Nursing, the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas, the American Board of Funeral Service Education and the Community College Journalism Association.

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Did You Know?
For San Antonio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,140 per year for in-state students and $12,398 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
San Antonio 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 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in San Antonio is Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.