Alvin Community College

  • 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 to Alvin Community College is Texas School of Business-Friendswood (9.6 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 161 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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

Student Body

  • The student population of Alvin Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Alvin Community College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,928 students3,921 students
Student:Teacher Ratio31:135:1
# Full-Time Students1,198 students1,055 students
# Part-Time Students3,730 students2,866 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Alvin Community College and the percentage of Asian community college students in TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Hispanic
30%
37%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Alvin Community College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
10%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Alvin Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
52%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Alvin Community College and the percentage of White community college students in TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Diversity Score0.630.69
This chart display the diversity score of Alvin Community College and the community college average diversity score of TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
16%
21%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Alvin Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of TX by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,600$33,800

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,160 is less than the state average of $4,026. 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 $6,207. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,160$4,026
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,360$6,207
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid40%83%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$6,750$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$3,500$5,015

Sports

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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 236 students | 9.60 Mi3208 Fm 528
    Friendswood TX  77546
    (281)648-0880
    9.60236
  • n/a students | 12.50 Mi13735 beamer rd
    Houston TX  77089
    (281)484-1900
    12.50n/a
  • 3,858 students | 14.70 Mi1200 Amburn Road
    Texas City TX  77591
    (409)938-1211
    14.703,858
  • 27,911 students | 19.40 Mi8060 Spencer Hwy
    Pasadena TX  77501
    (281)998-6150
    19.4027,911
  • 58,276 students | 24.90 Mi3100 Main Street
    Houston TX  77002
    (877)422-6111
    24.9058,276
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,026 per year for in-state students and $6,207 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 74%. 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 0.65. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.