• San Antonio College is a public community college which provides for and supports the educational and lifelong learning needs of a multicultural community. As a leader in education, San Antonio College is committed to excellence in helping students reach their full potential by developing their academic competencies, critical thinking skills, communication proficiency, civic responsibility and global awareness.

School Highlights

San Antonio College serves 19,231 students (19% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 19,231 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,550
  • Out-state tuition: $10,740
  • Student:teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

San Antonio College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 867 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
San Antonio 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
867 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of San Antonio College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The San Antonio College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
19,231 students
3,674 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,685 students
1,289 students
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# Part-Time Students
15,546 students
3,252 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
105 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,685 students
1,266 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
15,546 students
3,252 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
251 students
% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
60%
46%
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% Black
8%
12%
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% White
26%
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
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.56
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4.51%
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)
$33,800
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,550 is more than the state average of $3,626. The in-state tuition has declined by 22% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,740 is more than the state average of $5,997. The out-state tuition has declined by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,550
$3,626
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,740
$5,997
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
77%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,409
$10,765
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • In support of the mission of the Alamo Community College District, San Antonio College responds to Bexar County's diverse community by providing high quality general education, liberal arts and sciences, career education, continuing education and developmental education. The college has an average semester enrollment of 21,000 credit students and an average annual enrollment of 16,000 other-than-credit students. San Antonio College is the largest single-campus community college in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. San Antonio College offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum designed to satisfy the requirements of the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. Founded in 1925 as the University Junior College, San Antonio College is the oldest two-year college in the state never operated as a private institution. Under control of the University of Texas for the first year, the college held afternoon and evening classes at the old Main Avenue High School. Control of the college was transferred in 1926 to the San Antonio Independent School District, and the name was changed to San Antonio Junior College. Operations were relocated to a downtown location at the German-English school on South Alamo Street. In 1978, the District's name was changed to the San Antonio Community College District, and in 1982 it was renamed the Alamo Community College District. Today, San Antonio College is one of the largest single-campus community colleges in the country and the largest single-campus college in the State of Texas, enrolling over 22,000 students. San Antonio College is approved and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) in conjunction with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the Texas Educational Theatre Association, the Texas Association of Music Schools, the National League for Nursing, the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas, the American Board of Funeral Service Education and the Community College Journalism Association.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does San Antonio College cost?

San Antonio College's tuition is approximately $5,550 for In-State students and $10,740 for Out-State students.

What is San Antonio College's ranking?

San Antonio College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 19,231 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,550
  • Out-state tuition: $10,740
  • Student:teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Bexar County, TX community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Bexar County, TX is Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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