St Philip's College

1801 Martin Luther King Dr
San Antonio, TX 78203
Tel: (210)486-2000
9,212 students
Public institution
St. Philip's College, founded in 1898, is a comprehensive, public community college whose mission is to provide a quality educational environment which stimulates leadership, personal growth, and a lifelong appreciation for learning.
School Highlights
St Philip's College serves 9,212 students (18% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 65%.
St Philip's College is one of 13 community colleges within Bexar County, TX.
The nearest community college is San Antonio College (3.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 485 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
College St Philip's 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 485 staff
61 staff
St Philip's College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 9,212 has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,212 students 1,315 students
St Philip's College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
St Philip's College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,621 students
815 students
St Philip's College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,591 students
1,061 students
St Philip's College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
St Philip's College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
St Philip's College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
St Philip's College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
St Philip's College Black (2006-2013)
% White
St Philip's College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
St Philip's College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
St Philip's College Unknown (2010-2013)
St Philip's 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. 0.63 0.70
St Philip's College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,500 is less than the state average of $5,590. 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 $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 99% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,500 $5,590
St Philip's College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,822 $10,086
St Philip's College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
St Philip's College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • As a Historically Black College and as a Hispanic Serving Institution, St. Philip's College strives to be an important force in the community, responsive to the needs of a population rich in its ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity. St. Philip's College seeks to create an environment fostering excellence in academic and technical achievement, while expanding its commitment to opportunity and access. St. Philip's College was founded in 1898 by Bishop James Steptoe Johnston of St. Philip's Episcopal Church of the West Texas Diocese. The school, which opened on March 1, 1898, began as a sewing class for girls with fewer than 20 students in a house located in the area known today as the historic La Villita area in downtown San Antonio. Today, St. Philip's College remains a multi-campus institution of the Alamo Community College District, joining three other colleges – San Antonio College, Palo Alto College and Northwest Vista College – in meeting the educational needs of San Antonio's growing and diverse community. A Historically Black College and Hispanic Serving Institution with a semester enrollment of over 8,000, St. Philip's is among the oldest and most diverse community colleges in the nation and one of the fastest growing in Texas. St. Philip's College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees in Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Certificates of Completion.

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