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 32,452 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,819 teachers has grown by 95% over five years.
San Jacinto Community College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty1,819 staff262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of San Jacinto Community College has grown by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The San Jacinto Community College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment32,452 students4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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# Full-Time Students9,244 students1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students23,208 students3,460 students
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% Asian
5%
5%
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% Hispanic
61%
47%
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% Black
9%
12%
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% White
21%
29%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.570.68
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College Completion Rate
32%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,800$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,416 is less than the state average of $4,287. 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 $6,528. The out-state tuition has declined by 28% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,416$4,287
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,688$6,528
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid51%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,551$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to San Jacinto Community College is San jacinto college-South Campus (7.5 miles away).
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