• 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 31,110 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is same as the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 31,110 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,416
  • Out-state tuition: $3,688
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 77%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,819 teachers has grown by 128% over five years.
San Jacinto Community College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,819 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of San Jacinto Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The San Jacinto Community College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
31,110 students
3,674 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
9,024 students
1,289 students
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# Part-Time Students
22,086 students
3,252 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
138 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
9,024 students
1,266 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
22,086 students
3,252 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
251 students
% Asian
5%
5%
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% Hispanic
58%
46%
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% Black
9%
12%
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% White
23%
30%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.60
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
13.41%
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)
$39,800
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,416 is less than the state average of $3,626. The in-state tuition has declined by 24% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,688 is less than the state average of $5,997. The out-state tuition has declined by 28% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,416
$3,626
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$3,688
$5,997
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
56%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,115
$10,765
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,250
$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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does San Jacinto Community College cost?

San Jacinto Community College's tuition is approximately $2,416 for In-State students and $3,688 for Out-State students.

What is San Jacinto Community College's ranking?

San Jacinto Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 31,110 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,416
  • Out-state tuition: $3,688
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 77%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Harris County, TX community colleges have a diversity score of 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Harris County, TX is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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