San Antonio College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 693 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|San Antonio College||(TX) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||693 staff||76 staff|
|Total Enrollment||21,280 students||3,921 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||31:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||4,659 students||1,055 students|
|# Part-Time Students||16,621 students||2,866 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$33,800||$33,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 2,506 students | 1.60 Mi1 Trinity Pl,
San Antonio,  TX  78212
- 10,514 students | 3.40 Mi1801 Martin Luther King Dr
San Antonio,  TX  78203
- 574 students | 4.60 Mi7142 San Pedro Suite 100
San Antonio,  TX  78216
- n/a students | 6.20 Mi4511 Horizon Hill Boulevard, Suite 300
San Antonio,  TX  78229
- 418 students | 6.20 Mi4511 Horizon Hill Rd
San Antonio,  TX  78229
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.