Alvin Community College

3110 Mustang Rd
Alvin, TX 77511-0000
Tel: (281)756-3500
  • 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
School Highlights
  • Alvin Community College serves 4,928 students (24% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Alvin Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Brazoria County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is Texas School of Business-Friendswood (9.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 161 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Alvin Community College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty161 staff76 staff
Alvin Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,928 has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,928 students3,921 students
Alvin Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio31:135:1
Alvin Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,198 students1,055 students
Alvin Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,730 students2,866 students
Alvin Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Alvin Community College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Alvin Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Alvin Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Alvin Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Alvin Community College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Alvin Community College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.630.69
Alvin Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Alvin Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,600$34,000
Alvin Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,160 is less than the state average of $4,070. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,360 is less than the state average of $6,270. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,160$4,070
Alvin Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,360$6,270
Alvin Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid40%83%
Alvin Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,750$9,500
Alvin Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,250
Alvin Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBaseball, SoftballBaseball, Softball,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

Nearby Schools

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    Houston TX  77089
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    Pasadena TX  77501
  • 58,276 students | 24.90 Mi3100 Main Street
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,070 per year for in-state students and $6,270 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,730 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.