• Coastal Bend College is a comprehensive, public community college serving a diverse South Texas area. It is a student-centered institution committed to the highest integrity and to the development of an educational culture that supports creativity, encourages professional development, and promotes excellence in all areas.

School Highlights

Coastal Bend College serves 4,105 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,105 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,506
  • Out-state tuition: $4,956
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 83%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Coastal Bend College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

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School Overview

The teacher population of 262 teachers has grown by 187% over five years.
Coastal Bend 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
262 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Coastal Bend College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The Coastal Bend College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,105 students
3,674 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,091 students
1,289 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,014 students
3,252 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
272 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,091 students
1,266 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,014 students
3,252 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
172 students
251 students
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% Asian
n/a
5%
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% Hispanic
77%
46%
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% Black
2%
12%
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% White
17%
30%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.38
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.91%
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)
$32,600
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,506 is more than the state average of $3,626. The in-state tuition has grown by 70% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,956 is less than the state average of $5,997. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,506
$3,626
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,956
$5,997
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
86%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,500
$6,536
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Coastal Bend College is a two year community college with an open door policy. The district was created in 1965 and opened in 1967 with 790 students. The main campus is located in Beeville, Texas with centers in Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton. The total enrollment for Fall 2004 was 4,016. Coastal Bend College-Beeville's modern computerized campus is second to none. Located at 3800 Charco Road, the facility serves the educational needs of more than 1,300 students. State-of-the-art training is offered in occupational programs such as accounting, air conditioning and refrigeration, child development, computer information technology, cosmetology, dental hygiene, drafting and design technology, electronic servicing, emergency medical service, general office management, health information technology, law enforcement, office automation technology, vocational nursing, and welding. The campus also offers hundreds of academic courses which are transferable to most four-year institutions. Coastal Bend College offers the Associate in Arts Degree; the Associate in Science Degree; the Associate in Applied Science Degree, and Certificates of Achievement in specialized technical and occupational fields. Coastal Bend College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Coastal Bend College cost?

Coastal Bend College's tuition is approximately $4,506 for In-State students and $4,956 for Out-State students.

What schools are Coastal Bend College often compared to?

Coastal Bend Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Del Mar College by visitors of our site.

What is Coastal Bend College's ranking?

Coastal Bend College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,105 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,506
  • Out-state tuition: $4,956
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 83%
  • 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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