Coastal Bend College

Tel: (361)354-2200
  • 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 3,759 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • Coastal Bend College is the only community colleges within Bee County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is Del Mar College (51.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 91 teachers has declined by 56% over five years.
Coastal Bend College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty91 staff76 staff
Coastal Bend College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,759 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,759 students3,921 students
Coastal Bend College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio41:135:1
Coastal Bend College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,429 students1,055 students
Coastal Bend College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,330 students2,866 students
Coastal Bend College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Coastal Bend College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Coastal Bend College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Coastal Bend College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Coastal Bend College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Coastal Bend College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Coastal Bend College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Coastal Bend College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Coastal Bend College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Coastal Bend College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.600.69
Coastal Bend College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Coastal Bend College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,600$34,000
Coastal Bend College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,506 is more than the state average of $4,070. The in-state tuition has grown by 44% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,956 is less than the state average of $6,270. The out-state tuition has grown by 42% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,506$4,070
Coastal Bend College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,956$6,270
Coastal Bend College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%83%
Coastal Bend College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$9,500
Coastal Bend College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2008)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,250
Coastal Bend College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2008)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

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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 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 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.