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 2,048 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 to Galveston College is College of the Mainland (13.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Galveston College places 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.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty71 staff76 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Galveston College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Galveston College 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
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:135:1
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# Full-Time Students539 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students1,509 students2,866 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
40252
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% Asian
4%
4%
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% Hispanic
27%
37%
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% Black
18%
13%
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% White
46%
39%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.680.69
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College Completion Rate
23%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,800$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,260 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 $4,150 is less than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,260$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,150$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,359$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,015
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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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