1801 Martin Luther King Dr
San Antonio, TX 78203
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 12,962 students (16% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 12,962 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,550
  • Out-state tuition: $10,740
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 78%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

St Philip's College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 629 teachers has grown by 65% over five years.
St Philip's College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
629 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of St Philip's College has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The St Philip's College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
12,962 students
4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,058 students
1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students
10,904 students
3,460 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
251 students
% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
60%
47%
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% Black
10%
12%
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% White
22%
29%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
3%
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score
0.58
0.68
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College Completion Rate
21%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,600
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,550 is more than the state average of $4,287. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,740 is more than the state average of $6,528. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,550
$4,287
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,740
$6,528
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
86%
82%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,500
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,000
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 12,962 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,550
  • Out-state tuition: $10,740
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 78%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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