• 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 5,737 students (22% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,737 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,160
  • Out-state tuition: $3,360
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 57%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Alvin Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 458 teachers has grown by 184% over five years.
Alvin Community College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
458 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Alvin Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Alvin Community College diversity score of 0.68 is equal to the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,737 students
3,674 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,266 students
1,289 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,471 students
3,252 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
397 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,266 students
1,266 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,471 students
3,252 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
251 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
6%
5%
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% Hispanic
34%
46%
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% Black
11%
12%
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% White
43%
30%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.68
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.67%
2.75%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.44%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,600
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,160 is less than the state average of $3,626. The in-state tuition has declined by 20% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,360 is less than the state average of $5,997. The out-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,160
$3,626
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$3,360
$5,997
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
59%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$5,500
$10,765
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports
Sports
Baseball, Softball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Alvin Community College cost?

Alvin Community College's tuition is approximately $2,160 for In-State students and $3,360 for Out-State students.

What sports does Alvin Community College offer?

Alvin Community College offers 2 interscholastic sports: Baseball and Softball.

What is Alvin Community College's ranking?

Alvin Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Least expensive tuition, Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,737 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,160
  • Out-state tuition: $3,360
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 57%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,626 per year for in-state students and $5,997 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,068 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Texas is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Dallas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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