St Philip's College

1801 Martin Luther King Dr
San Antonio, TX 78203-2098
Tel: (210)486-2000
  • 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 is San Antonio College (3.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 472 teachers has grown by 24% 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
St Philip's College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 10,514 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
  • The school's 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
St Philip's College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:135:1
St Philip's College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,622 students1,055 students
St Philip's College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students8,892 students2,866 students
St Philip's College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
St Philip's College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
4%
St Philip's College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
55%
37%
St Philip's College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
10%
13%
St Philip's College Black (2007-2016)
% White
29%
39%
St Philip's College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
St Philip's College More (2011-2016)
St Philip's College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.600.69
St Philip's College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
10%
21%
St Philip's College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,600$34,000
St Philip's College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,550 is more than the state average of $4,070. 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 $6,270. The out-state tuition has grown by 53% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,550$4,070
St Philip's College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,740$6,270
St Philip's College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%83%
St Philip's College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$9,500
St Philip's College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,500$5,250
St Philip's College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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