San Jacinto Community College

  • San Jacinto College is a comprehensive, public, two-year community college, accountable and responsive to the taxpaying citizens of The San Jacinto College District. Blending traditional methodologies and technology-based delivery systems, the college delivers accessible, affordable, high-quality basic skills, academic support and post-secondary education programs, which prepare students to enter the job market, to transfer to senior institutions of higher education, to achieve their personal and professional goals and to assume leadership roles in a culturally and ethnically diverse global community. Through our programs, services and partnerships with industry, the college supports the economic growth of the community and of the region.
School Highlights
  • San Jacinto Community College serves 27,911 students (25% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is same as the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • San Jacinto Community College is one of 19 community colleges within Harris County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to San Jacinto Community College is San jacinto college-South Campus (7.7 miles away).

Top Placements

San Jacinto Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 797 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
San Jacinto Community College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty797 staff76 staff
San Jacinto Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of San Jacinto Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The San Jacinto Community College diversity score of 0.69 is equal to the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment27,911 students3,921 students
San Jacinto Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio35:135:1
San Jacinto Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students7,087 students1,055 students
San Jacinto Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students20,824 students2,866 students
San Jacinto Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
San Jacinto Community College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
San Jacinto Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
San Jacinto Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
San Jacinto Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
San Jacinto Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
San Jacinto Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
San Jacinto Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
San Jacinto Community College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.690.69
San Jacinto Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
San Jacinto Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,800$33,800
San Jacinto Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,416 is less than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,688 is less than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,416$4,026
San Jacinto Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,688$6,207
San Jacinto Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid57%83%
San Jacinto Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$9,500
San Jacinto Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,015
San Jacinto Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In May 1960, voters in the Channelview, Deer Park, Galena Park, La Porte, and Pasadena school districts approved the creation of East Harris County Union Junior College, elected seven members to serve on the Board of Regents and authorized the Board of Regents to levy a tax for the College operations and maintenance. On February 16, 1961, the Board of Regents changed the name of the district to The San Jacinto Junior College District. Using renovated buildings in Pasadena, the college welcomed 876 students to its first classes in September 1961. The San Jacinto Junior College District was approved and accredited by the Texas Department of Education when the college opened. The college was granted full membership in the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities on April 6, 1963. On November 4, 1968, Sheldon Independent School District was voted part of the College district. San Jacinto College, a natonally recognized public community college in Harris County, Texas, has three campuses and seven extension centers serving a population of more than 588,000 residents in suburban Houston communities. SJC offers over 140 degrees and certificates to more than 24,000 credit and 25,000 non-credit students. Now in its 46th session, San Jacinto College, a public community college in Harris County, Texas, serves a district defined by the combined areas of these independent school districts: Channelview, Deer Park, Galena Park, La Porte, Pasadena, and Sheldon. San Jacinto College awards associate degrees, professional certificates and continuing education units under accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Harris County, TX public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,178 per year for in-state students and $8,756 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,176 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Harris County, TX is 64%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Harris County, TX community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Harris County, TX is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.