Alvin Community College

  • Alvin Community College exists to improve the lives of its constituents by providing affordable, accessible, high quality and innovative academic, technical and cultural educational opportunities for the diverse communities it serves.

School Highlights

Alvin Community College serves 5,591 students (23% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.

Top Rankings

Alvin Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

Alvin Community College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty- staff121 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Alvin Community College has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The Alvin Community College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,591 students4,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio35:137:1
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# Full-Time Students1,302 students1,302 students
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# Part-Time Students4,360 students3,318 students
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% Asian
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5%
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% Hispanic
37%
42%
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% Black
16%
13%
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% White
36%
32%
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% Unknown races
11%
4%
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Diversity Score0.670.70
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College Completion Rate
25%
23%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,600$33,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $853 is less than the state average of $3,929. The in-state tuition has declined by 67% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $2,005 is less than the state average of $6,264. The out-state tuition has declined by 47% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$853$3,929
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Out-State Tuition Fees$2,005$6,264
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Tuition NotesTuition is based on 12 credit hours
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid56%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,750$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
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Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBaseball, SoftballBaseball, Softball,
Source: 2019 (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.

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The nearest community college to Alvin Community College is Remington College-Houston Southeast Campus (11.4 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,929 per year for in-state students and $6,264 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,767 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Texas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.