Alvin Community College
Alvin Community College Photo #2 - With over 100 degrees and certificates to chose from, Alvin Community College is the right choice for you.
- Alvin Community College seeks to implement its philosophy by providing quality post-secondary educational services (including occupational/technical, college transfer, and adult programs) for all those who can benefit from them, as well as quality occupational/ technical program opportunities for area secondary students. The College also seeks to provide accessible educational services, through varied formats and schedules and full- and part-time programs, which address a wide spectrum of individual needs and abilities, along with educational programming related to the economic and employment realities of the area served, and to offer expanded career options through cooperation with industry, business, professions, government, and other educational institutions
Alvin Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:
- Category Attribute
- Affordability Least expensive tuition
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Debt For Students Least debt for graduating students
- The teacher population of 161 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Alvin Community College||(TX) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||161 staff||76 staff|
|Total Enrollment||4,928 students||3,921 students|
|# Full-Time Students||1,198 students||1,055 students|
|# Part-Time Students||3,730 students||2,866 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$39,600||$33,800|
|Total Sports Offered||2 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, SoftballBaseball, Softball,|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The Alvin Community College District, a two-year public community college, was approved by the qualified voters of the Alvin Independent School District on November 2, 1948. From its inception until 1971, the College was administered by officials of the Alvin Independent School District. The 1971-72 academic year marked the beginning of a new era in the history of Alvin Community College. A separate administration, tax district, and College Board were established to assume the management, control, and operation of a newly created Alvin Junior College District. Alvin Community College is a public community college in Brazoria County, Texas. The college provide educational opportunities in workforce training, academics, technical fields, adult basic education, and personal development. The College seeks to provide students the opportunity to develop skills needed to enter and succeed in College programs through continuing opportunities to extend and upgrade skills, knowledge, and interests; through testing, evaluation, and counseling to allow students to make informed decisions regarding their abilities, achievements, and behavior; and through experiences to develop personal, social, and cultural dimensions. Alvin Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and certificates.
- The nearest community college to Alvin Community College is Texas School of Business-Friendswood (9.6 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 236 students | 9.60 Mi3208 Fm 528
Friendswood,  TX  77546
- n/a students | 12.50 Mi13735 beamer rd
Houston,  TX  77089
- 3,858 students | 14.70 Mi1200 Amburn Road
Texas City,  TX  77591
- 27,911 students | 19.40 Mi8060 Spencer Hwy
Pasadena,  TX  77501
- 58,276 students | 24.90 Mi3100 Main Street
Houston,  TX  77002
Against massive budget cuts, community colleges have been forced to take drastic measures, including cutting entire programs ranging from the culinary arts to athletics.
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