St Philip's College

  • St. Philip's College, founded in 1898, is a comprehensive, public community college whose mission is to provide a quality educational environment which stimulates leadership, personal growth, and a lifelong appreciation for learning.
School Highlights
  • St Philip's College serves 10,514 students (15% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • St Philip's College is one of 11 community colleges within Bexar County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to St Philip's College is San Antonio College (3.5 miles away).

Top Placements

St Philip's College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 472 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
St Philip's College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty472 staff76 staff
This chart display total faculty of St Philip's College and community college average number of faculty in TX by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Student Body

  • The student population of St Philip's College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The St Philip's College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment10,514 students3,921 students
Student:Teacher Ratio22:135:1
# Full-Time Students1,622 students1,055 students
# Part-Time Students8,892 students2,866 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Diversity Score0.600.69
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,600$33,800

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,550 is more than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 52% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,740 is more than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 53% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,550$4,026
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,740$6,207
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%83%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$10,500$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$7,500$5,015
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • As a Historically Black College and as a Hispanic Serving Institution, St. Philip's College strives to be an important force in the community, responsive to the needs of a population rich in its ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity. St. Philip's College seeks to create an environment fostering excellence in academic and technical achievement, while expanding its commitment to opportunity and access. St. Philip's College was founded in 1898 by Bishop James Steptoe Johnston of St. Philip's Episcopal Church of the West Texas Diocese. The school, which opened on March 1, 1898, began as a sewing class for girls with fewer than 20 students in a house located in the area known today as the historic La Villita area in downtown San Antonio. Today, St. Philip's College remains a multi-campus institution of the Alamo Community College District, joining three other colleges – San Antonio College, Palo Alto College and Northwest Vista College – in meeting the educational needs of San Antonio's growing and diverse community. A Historically Black College and Hispanic Serving Institution with a semester enrollment of over 8,000, St. Philip's is among the oldest and most diverse community colleges in the nation and one of the fastest growing in Texas. St. Philip's College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees in Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Certificates of Completion.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,026 per year for in-state students and $6,207 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,730 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.