Galveston College

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  • 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 2,048 students (26% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Galveston College is one of 3 community colleges within Galveston County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is College of the Mainland (13.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 71 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
Galveston College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty71 staff76 staff
Galveston College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,048 has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,048 students3,921 students
Galveston College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:135:1
Galveston College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students539 students1,055 students
Galveston College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,509 students2,866 students
Galveston College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Galveston College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Galveston College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Galveston College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Galveston College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Galveston College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Galveston College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Galveston College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Galveston 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.0.680.69
Galveston College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Galveston College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,800$34,000
Galveston College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,260 is less than the state average of $4,070. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,150 is less than the state average of $6,270. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,260$4,070
Galveston College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,150$6,270
Galveston College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%83%
Galveston College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,359$9,500
Galveston College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,250
Galveston College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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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.