San Jacinto Community College

8060 Spencer Hwy
Pasadena, TX 77501-2007
Tel: (281)998-6150
27,911 students
Public institution
  • San Jacinto College is a comprehensive, public, two-year community college, accountable and responsive to the taxpaying citizens of The San Jacinto College District. Blending traditional methodologies and technology-based delivery systems, the college delivers accessible, affordable, high-quality basic skills, academic support and post-secondary education programs, which prepare students to enter the job market, to transfer to senior institutions of higher education, to achieve their personal and professional goals and to assume leadership roles in a culturally and ethnically diverse global community. Through our programs, services and partnerships with industry, the college supports the economic growth of the community and of the region.
School Highlights
San Jacinto Community College serves 27,911 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
San Jacinto Community College is one of 22 community colleges within Harris County, TX.
The nearest community college is San jacinto college-South Campus (7.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 797 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
College San Jacinto Community 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 797 staff 65 staff
San Jacinto Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 27,911 has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is equal to the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 27,911 students 1,394 students
San Jacinto Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1 34:1
San Jacinto Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 7,087 students 932 students
San Jacinto Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 20,824 students 2,653 students
San Jacinto Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
San Jacinto Community College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
5%
4%
San Jacinto Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
42%
37%
San Jacinto Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
9%
13%
San Jacinto Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
34%
39%
San Jacinto Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
San Jacinto Community College More (2010-2014)
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
San Jacinto Community College Non Resident (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
5%
3%
San Jacinto Community College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.69 0.69
San Jacinto Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,296 is less than the state average of $3,168. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,496 is less than the state average of $4,242. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,296 $3,168
San Jacinto Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,496 $4,242
San Jacinto Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 57% 85%
San Jacinto Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In May 1960, voters in the Channelview, Deer Park, Galena Park, La Porte, and Pasadena school districts approved the creation of East Harris County Union Junior College, elected seven members to serve on the Board of Regents and authorized the Board of Regents to levy a tax for the College operations and maintenance. On February 16, 1961, the Board of Regents changed the name of the district to The San Jacinto Junior College District. Using renovated buildings in Pasadena, the college welcomed 876 students to its first classes in September 1961. The San Jacinto Junior College District was approved and accredited by the Texas Department of Education when the college opened. The college was granted full membership in the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities on April 6, 1963. On November 4, 1968, Sheldon Independent School District was voted part of the College district. San Jacinto College, a natonally recognized public community college in Harris County, Texas, has three campuses and seven extension centers serving a population of more than 588,000 residents in suburban Houston communities. SJC offers over 140 degrees and certificates to more than 24,000 credit and 25,000 non-credit students. Now in its 46th session, San Jacinto College, a public community college in Harris County, Texas, serves a district defined by the combined areas of these independent school districts: Channelview, Deer Park, Galena Park, La Porte, Pasadena, and Sheldon. San Jacinto College awards associate degrees, professional certificates and continuing education units under accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Harris County, TX private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,995 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Harris County, TX is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Harris County, TX 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 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Harris County, TX is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.