Galveston College

  • Galveston College creates accessible learning opportunities to fulfill individual and community needs by providing high-quality educational programs and services.

School Highlights

Galveston College serves 2,429 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 71 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Galveston College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty71 staff121 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Galveston College has grown by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The Galveston College diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,429 students4,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio34:137:1
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# Full-Time Students711 students1,302 students
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# Part-Time Students1,718 students3,318 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
47249
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% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
36%
42%
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% Black
16%
13%
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% White
40%
32%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.680.70
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College Completion Rate
25%
23%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,800$33,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,260 is less than the state average of $3,929. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,150 is less than the state average of $6,264. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,260$3,929
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,150$6,264
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Galveston College has proven to be a progressive, dynamic institution of higher education known for its partnerships with businesses and organizations and its commitment to provide a quality learning environment that is student-focused. Its programs have consistently gained local, state, and national acclaim in areas that include health occupations programs, workforce development initiatives, NJCAA athletics, innovative fundraising, a hospitality institute and culinary arts, and special student services. For the opening of the College in September 1967, through the spring of 1970, the College occupied Moody Hall, a refurbished orphanage, as its only campus facility. The initial academic offerings were fairly broad in scope, while the occupational program was minimal but with strong offerings in vocational nursing, office occupations, engineering/drafting and law enforcement. During the period 1972-76, many new occupational programs were added, including offset printing, industrial engine mechanics, refrigeration mechanics, banking, fashion merchandising, office simulation, and a certificate program in hospital unit clerk training. Added to these was an academic program in cooperative education. In May 1977, the College opened its Fort Crockett campus at which some 600 students received course work in health care programs, fine arts, physical education and various other credit and adult educational offerings. Since 1977, the College has added courses in computer science, child development, human development, television and surgical technology. Also, a grant from the National Science Foundation has enabled mathematics and science instructors to employ the computer as an instructional tool.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Galveston College is College of the Mainland (15.0 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.