Community Colleges in Texas


Colleges

List of Top Community Colleges in Texas

1. Alamo Community College District

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1925
Website : www.alamo.edu
No. of Students : 64,336
Contact No : (210) 485-0000

PROFILE:

  • The Alamo Colleges serve the Bexar County community through their programs and services that help students succeed in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed in today’s world.
  • Students are taught by highly qualified faculty with Master’s and doctorate degrees dedicated to creating a learning centered environment.
  • Student services include counseling, computer labs, tutoring, financial services, services for the disabled, developmental instruction, veteran’s services, and job placement.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Alamo Colleges, 201 W. Sheridan, San Antonio, Texas 78204-1429

ADMISSIONS:

  • The Alamo Colleges have an open door admissions policy to ensure that every person has the opportunity to access a college education.
  • There are no minimum admissions requirements (i.e. minimum entrance exam scores, minimum GPA or class ranking, etc.).
  • The only requirement is completion of a high school diploma or GED. As Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) institution, the Alamo Colleges admits students without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
  • In addition, students must be sixteen (16) years of age by the start of the academic year in which they enroll.

(A) Northwest Vista College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1995
Website : www.alamo.edu
No. of Students : 16,674
Contact No : (210) 486-4000

PROFILE:

Northwest Vista College creates opportunities for success by offering quality academic, technical and life-long learning experiences to its diverse communities in a collaborative, student-centered, data-informed and shared leadership environment.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Northwest Vista College, 3535 N. Ellison Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78251

(B) Palo Alto College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1985
Website : www.alamo.edu
No. of Students : 9,560
Contact No : (210) 486-3000

PROFILE:

  • Palo Alto College offers a variety of two-year Associate Degree programs that can lead directly to the workforce or be applied toward transfer to a university.
  • The College also offers short-term Certificate programs that lead directly to a job.
  • Non-credit classes are offered through Corporate and Community Education.
  • The College also has partnerships for training with Toyota and its suppliers, CPS Energy and others.
  • It also is a site for VITA volunteers to help low-income residents prepare their income tax returns.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Palo Alto College, 1400 W. Villaret Blvd, San Antonio, Texas 78224

(C) Saint Philip’s College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1925
Website : www.alamo.edu
No. of Students : 20,676
Contact No : (210) 486-2000

PROFILE:

  • St. Philip’s College empowers their diverse student population through personal and educational growth, career readiness and community leadership.
  • It will be the best in the nation in Student Success and Performance Excellence.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78203

(D) San Antonio College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1898
Website : www.alamo.edu
No. of Students : 11,723
Contact No : (210) 486-0000

PROFILE:

  • San Antonio College is to empower their community for success by meeting the postsecondary learning needs of a diverse and globally-networked society.
  • To help students achieve their full potential by preparing them to graduate, transfer, or enter the workforce with effective critical thinking skills, communication proficiency, leadership ability, personal and civic responsibility, empirical and quantitative understanding, performance proficiency, and the ability to work effectively in teams.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78212-4299

2. Alvin Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1948
Website : www.alvincollege.edu
Contact No : (281) 756-3500
Email : info@alvincollege.edu

PROFILE:

  • Alvin Community College is to improve lives by providing affordable, accessible and innovative educational opportunities to those it serves.
  • It will be recognized as a premier community college in the state of Texas.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Art
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drama
  • General Liberal Arts
  • General Studies
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Sports & Human Performance/Athletics
  • Teaching/Child Development
  • Biological Science
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Computer Information Technology – Computer Information Systems
  • Health Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Alvin Community College, 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511

FINANCIAL AID:

  • ACC now offers direct deposit for aid refunds. Log in to WebACCess to enroll.
  • Please allow up to 10 business days for your direct deposit to take effect.
  • Students without direct deposit will have a refund check mailed.
  • All checks are mailed; no exceptions.
  • The next Financial Aid Appeal Deadline is March 11, 2015. Complete appeals received by the deadline will be reviewed, and a decision will be emailed to the student within three weeks of the deadline.

3. Angelina College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.actx.edu
No. of Students : 5,160
Contact No : (936) 639-1301

PROFILE:

  • Angelina College is to provide quality educational opportunities and services to aid students in the service area in reaching their full potential.
  • It will promote, deliver, and expand accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services both in the classroom and through distance learning modalities.
  • The college will provide physical, economic and academic opportunities for post-secondary education and for lifelong learning.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Business
  • Community Services
  • Fine Arts
  • Health Careers
  • Liberal Arts
  • Science & Mathematics
  • Technology & Workforce

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Angelina College, 3500 South First Street, Lufkin, Texas 75904

ADMISSIONS:

  • A graduate of a public or accredited private high school or home school who is pursuing an associate degree or college transfer courses is eligible for unconditional enrollment.
  • Awarding of credit earned is deferred until the Records Office receives a complete high school transcript certifying graduation.
  • The student must supply this transcript in order to receive or send an official copy of the college record.
  • Individuals who successfully complete the GED test and file their documentation in the Records Office are eligible for enrollment.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Federal and state laws require that students must be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in their course of study in order to receive federal financial assistance.
  • These standards apply to all periods of attendance, even periods when a student did not receive financial aid.
  • The Angelina College Financial Aid Office will assess satisfactory academic progress at the end of each payment period (Fall term, Spring term, and Summer term).

4. Austin Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1973
Website : www.austincc.edu
No. of Students : 43,780
Contact No : (512) 223-7000

PROFILE:

Austin Community College is a nationally recognized two-year college serving Central Texas. ACC is focused on student success and providing affordable, flexible pathways to help students reach their education goals, learn new job skills, or advance their career.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Austin Community College provides a range of choices to start or continue your education.
  • Learn about their degrees and certificates in more than 100 areas of study, classes that transfer, training for high-demand careers, GED prep, and programs and individual classes that build skills to succeed in college.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Austin Community College District, 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd., Austin, TX 78752

FINANCIAL AID:

  • A college degree is one of the most important investments you will make.
  • Their mission is to help you achieve your academic goals by providing you with financial resources and valuable information.
  • These webpages are dedicated to giving you the tools you need to finance your education successfully.

5. Blinn College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1883
Website : www.blinn.edu
No. of Students : 19,000
Contact No : (979) 830-4000

PROFILE:

  • Blinn College is a comprehensive community college committed to educational excellence and to individual and community enhancement.
  • It has one of the highest academic transfer rates in Texas, transferring more students to Texas A&M than any other community college.
  • Blinn Colleges also boasts the highest percentage of students who go on to earn bachelor’s degrees and consistently ranks among the highest in pass rates (95+%) on board and licensure exams.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Blinn College Degree Plans

  • Associate in Arts Degree (AA)
  • Associate in Science Degree (AS)

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Blinn College, 902 College Avenue, Brenham, TX 77833

ADMISSIONS:

  • Blinn College is an open-admissions college, however there are requirements that must be met depending on the student’s background. Once these requirements are met, the student will be accepted into Blinn College.
  • This page will give you information on what your admissions requirements are based on your incoming situation.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Financial Aid is a new and different process than most students and parents are accustomed to.
  • Here is some information about what you can expect.
  • While there is a large amount of automated processing there are specific requirements that must be performed manually.
  • Expect 1-2 weeks if you respond quickly to our requests.
  • During peak times (July, August, and January) processing may take longer due to increased work loads.

6. Brazosport College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1948
Website : www.brazosport.edu
No. of Students : 34,319
Contact No : (979) 230-3000

PROFILE:

Brazosport College is an open door, equal access higher education institution committed to providing the best courses, programs, and activities that can be organized and presented to meet the identified needs of adult learners from varied backgrounds.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Bachelor of Applied Technology
  • Accounting
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Law
  • Chemistry
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drama
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • French
  • Geography
  • Government
  • Health Professions
  • History
  • Honors Program
  • Humanities
  • Journalism
  • Learning Frameworks
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Modern Languages
  • Music & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Brazosport College, 500 College Drive, Lake Jackson, TX 77566

ADMISSIONS:

  • Apply for Admissions through Apply Texas www.applytexas.org. Please submit your application as far in advance of registration as possible. See Registration Dates for this year.
  • If you are an International Student, visit the International Student Page for more information.
  • If you are a current High School student wishing to take classes for dual credit, please visit our Dual Credit section to learn more about the program.
  • Classes are offered on campus as well as in many area high schools.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Brazosport College offers a variety of scholarships to current and prospective students.
  • Students must complete the FAFSA as part of the application process; however, eligibility for the majority of scholarships is not determined by financial need.

7. Cisco College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1940
Website : www.cisco.edu
Contact No : (254) 442-5000

PROFILE:

  • Cisco College is to provide high-quality learning opportunities that promote student success in an ever-changing global environment.
  • It seeks to encourage life-long learning and enhance the quality of life in the communities it serves by maintaining an open-door admissions policy and providing a comprehensive array of learning, service, and life experiences that will motivate and challenge students.
  • In order to meet the needs of a diverse constituency, the College offers a variety of programs and courses in academic higher education, workforce development, and personal growth development.
  • Faculty participate in continued professional development with a commitment to research and innovation as a basis for curriculum development.
  • Associate’s degrees designed for transfer to a university, associate’s degrees and certificates designed for direct entry into the workforce, and opportunities for job skills continuing education and personal life enrichment are all a part of the dynamic offerings found at Cisco College.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Agriculture
  • The Arts
  • Business & Mathematics
  • Business Systems Technology
  • Developmental Studies & Education
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Language and Communication
  • Science

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

CISCO CAMPUS, 101 College Heights, Cisco, Texas 76437

ADMISSIONS:

  • Registration for the spring 2015 semester has ended.
  • The last day to drop a course with no record is February 4, 2015. April 27, 2015 is the last day to drop a spring 2015 course with a W.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Cisco College has a comprehensive program of grants, work programs, loan programs, and scholarships to assist eligible students with the cost of their education.
  • Each financial aid program which the college administers has terms and conditions to insure that the aid is awarded to those that qualify.
  • In virtually all circumstances, federal, state, and local directives require that the recipient have a documented financial need.
  • To determine the need for financial assistance Cisco College uses the student’s estimated cost of attendance and the result of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

8. Clarendon College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1898
Website : www.clarendoncollege.edu
Contact No : (806) 874-3571

PROFILE:

  • Clarendon College is a comprehensive community college committed to teaching, learning and providing access to opportunities that assist in the holistic development of its constituents and community.
  • In pursuit of this mission the College provides academic transfer programs, Career/Technical Education, student services, developmental education programs, continuing education/community service courses through a variety of instructional methodology, including but not limited to: face to face, distance education, and hybrid delivery.
  • It strives to provide diverse cultural enrichment opportunities for our constituents.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • LIBERAL ARTS
  • CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
  • AGRICULTURE
  • SCIENCE & HEALTH
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

CLARENDON CAMPUS, 1122 College Drive, PO Box 968, Clarendon, Texas 79226

ADMISSIONS:

  • Clarendon College maintains an open admissions policy.
  • We believe that through this open door policy we can change the lives of all students that walk through our doors.
  • The admissions staff is committed to the concept that our College be an open door to learning.
  • With this goal in mind, we extend an educational opportunity to students of all ages who can profit from instruction.
  • Every effort is made to provide equal access to the educational opportunities offered at Clarendon College with regards to age, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, creed, and/or disability.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • The Clarendon College Financial Aid Office is committed to serving you in bridging the gap between the cost of education and what you can afford to pay.
  • Financial aid consists for federal and state grants, scholarships (which you don’t have to repay), federal and state work-study, Federal Direct Student Loans (you must repay), and federal and state Veteran’s educational benefits.

9. Coastal Bend College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.coastalbend.edu
Contact No : (404) 679-4500

PROFILE:

  • Coastal Bend College is a comprehensive, public community college serving a diverse South Texas area.
  • It is a student-centered institution committed to the highest integrity and to the development of an educational culture that supports creativity, encourages professional development, and promotes excellence in all areas.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Accelerated Learning Academy
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Fine Arts
  • Human Services
  • Industrial Technology
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Prof Public Services
  • Radiologic Tech
  • Science
  • Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Technology

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Coastal Bend College, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA, 30033

ADMISSIONS:

  • Students who are under the age of 18 and have graduated from an accredited high school or completed the equivalent of high school in a non-traditional setting (i.e., home-schooled) may be admitted provided they present a notarized record of the high school equivalent work completed and the date of successful completion.
  • This work should be consistent with the TEA minimums for high school completion; Official copy of THEA scores if not exempt.
  • Students may take the CBC alternative test if they have not taken the THEA. For additional information, see to “Testing.”

FINANCIAL AID:

Coastal Bend College is to preserve the integrity of the financial aid programs and to help you, the student, find the resources that will meet your educational goals.

10. College of the Mainland

Established : 1960
Website : www.com.edu
Contact No : (409) 938-1211

PROFILE:

  • College of the Mainland is a learning-centered, comprehensive community college dedicated to student success and the intellectual and economic enrichment of the diverse communities they serve.
  • It will be a valued and vital community partner by enriching our community and preparing their students to thrive in a diverse, dynamic and global environment.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Accounting
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Child Development/Education
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drafting
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fine Arts
  • Fire Protection Technology
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Arts
  • Health Information Management & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

College of the Mainland, 1200 Amburn Rd., Texas City, TX 77591

ADMISSIONS:

COM’s caring advisors and staff are here to help with all aspects of admissions and registration, including getting started, completing an online application, taking necessary tests, reviewing requirements, submitting academic records, applying for financial aid,preparing for courses, advising on a degree program and much more.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • All students applying for financial assistance to attend COM must complete the FAFSA for each academic year they plan to attend. COM’s federal school code is 007096. COM offers a helpful resource – the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet – which allows students to read and complete the questions before entering their information online.
  • The questions are listed in the same order as they appear on the website. Students may be requested by the Student Financial Services Office to complete a Verification Worksheet (either dependent version or independent version) and other supporting documentation for each academic year they plan to attend.

11. Collin County Community College District

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1985
Website : www.collin.edu
No. of Students : 53,000
Contact No : (972) 548-6710

PROFILE:

Collin County Community College District is a student and community-centered institution committed to developing skills, strengthening character, and challenging the intellect.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Collin College offers several types of awards: Academic transfer degrees and certificates as well as workforce degrees, certificates, and awards.
  • There is general education curriculum as part of every degree.
  • The General Education Core is for academic transfer awards, and the Workforce General Education component is for the Applied Associate of Science (AAS) degrees.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

CENTRAL PARK CAMPUS: 2200 W. University Drive, Room D-118, McKinney, Texas 75070

ADMISSIONS:

Academic Term Dates

Spring 2015 January 20 to May 17, 2015

Single Summer Term 2015
3-Week May May 18 to June 2, 2015
5-Week June June 8 to July 9, 2105
5-Week July July 13 to August 11, 2015
Full term June 8 to August 11, 2015

Fall 2015 August 24 to December 13, 2015

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Collin College can assist you in realizing your dreams of a college degree. No student should ever let the worry of finances stop them from achieving their college education.
  • You may qualify for federal financial and/or state aid, Collin College Foundation scholarships, campus work study jobs, and/or student loans.

12. Dallas County Community College District

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.dcccd.edu
No. of Students : 77,000
Contact No : (972) 860-4700

PROFILE:

  • The seven independently accredited colleges of Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) include Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland.
  • DCCCD is one of the largest community college systems in the state.
  • Citizens of Dallas County have always supported the colleges of DCCCD with funding and human resources.
  • The colleges have become an important asset to students and members of the community, and their investment has paid dividends in economic development, workforce training and undergraduate education.

(A) Brookhaven College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1978
Website : www.brookhavencollege.edu
No. of Students : 11,801
Contact No : (972) 860-4700

PROFILE:

  • At Brookhaven College, a public, open-door, two-year institution dedicated to student success, they provide quality educational programs by offering a broad range of programs, learning opportunities and experiences.
  • They prepare their students to value the individuals and organizations within their diverse community and to face the challenges as responsible and productive members of society.
  • They achieve their mission through their goals and strategic directions.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Dallas, TX 75244

(B) Cedar Valley College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1970
Website : www.cedarvalleycollege.edu
No. of Students : 6,800
Contact No : (972) 860-8201

PROFILE:

Cedar Valley College is to provide exemplary teaching and learning experiences that prepare students for success in a dynamic world while strengthening communities.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Cedar Valley College 3030 North Dallas Avenue Lancaster, Texas 75134, USA

(C) Eastfield College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1970
Website : www.eastfieldcollege.edu
Contact No : (972) 860-7100

PROFILE:

  • Eastfield College is a comprehensive community college founded by the Dallas County Community College District .
  • The college anticipates and responds to the educational needs of students and employers by providing four types of programs: academic credit-transfer, college-readiness, technical-occupational, and non-credit continuing education.
  • Eastfield delivers educational services at its main campus in Mesquite, at a community campus in the Pleasant Grove area of Dallas, at selected community locations, and through distance learning.
  • Eastfield College embraces an environment that reflects, respects, and celebrates diversity.
  • The college offers an educational experience that emphasizes critical thinking, decision-making, reflection, and creativity.
  • It is committed to being accessible, adaptable, and accountable to students, the community, and other stakeholders.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Eastfield College, 3737 Motley Drive, Mesquite, Texas 75150-2099

(D) El Centro College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1966
Website : www.elcentrocollege.edu
Contact No : (214) 860-2000

PROFILE:

  • El Centro College became the flagship college of the district. Its name reflects the center of the downtown area.
  • Its central location allows students from all parts of Dallas County to take advantage of core educational courses transferable to four-year institutions, as well as career training in more than 50 exciting fields and a variety of continuing/workforce education courses.
  • Students at El Centro are of all ages and come from all walks of life eager to take advantage of the many exciting and popular programs offered here.
  • El Centro was the first college of the DCCCD to offer a nursing program and has established relationships with several top-notch hospitals in the Dallas area.
  • It is also the only college within DCCCD that offers a Food & Hospitality Program.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Downtown Campus, 801 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75202

(E) Mountain View College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1970
Website : www.mountainviewcollege.edu
No. of Students : 8,500
Contact No : (214) 860-8600
Email : registrar-mvc@dcccd.edu

PROFILE:

  • Mountain View College is an open-access public community college that opened in 1970 as the second of seven separately accredited colleges of the Dallas County Community College District serving residents of southwest Dallas County, Texas.
  • Its service-area is comprised of urban, suburban, and industrial communities that include the southwest quadrant of the city of Dallas, and the cities of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, and Grand Prairie.”

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Mountain View College, 4849 W. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75211

(F) North Lake College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1977
Website : www.northlakecollege.edu
No. of Students : 11,365
Contact No : (972) 273-3000

PROFILE:

  • North Lake College is a two-year public community college serving Irving, Texas and northern Dallas County. North Lake opened in the fall of 1977, becoming the sixth of seven colleges in the DCCCD.
  • The college’s central campus sits on 276 acres in the Las Colinas area of Irving, at 5001 N.
  • MacArthur Boulevard. In addition, North Lake operates three community campuses: North Campus in Coppell, South Campus in South Irving, and West Campus adjacent to DFW Airport.
  • The college’s signature programs include logistics, the sciences, construction technology, and our unique pairing of arts and technology.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

CENTRAL CAMPUS, 5001 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75038

(G) Richland College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1975
Website : www.richlandcollege.edu
No. of Students : 20,000
Contact No : (972) 238-6100

PROFILE:

  • For more than 40 years, Richland College has focused on teaching, learning and community building. In recognition of these efforts, the White House and the Dept. of Commerce named Richland a 2005 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the only community college to have received this award.
  • Richland helps students build their future through courses that can be applied to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, one- or two-year certificates in a number of career fields, and training in the latest technology for students who want to advance in their current careers.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX, 75243 US

13. Del Mar College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1935
Website : www.delmar.edu
No. of Students : 22,000
Contact No : (361) 698-1200

PROFILE:

  • Del Mar College educates recent high school graduates, adult learners and dual credit students on two campuses, two education centers and through online and offsite instruction.
  • The College matches the culture of the Texas Coastal Bend community by serving students in a range of ages, ethnic origins and educational pursuits.
  • Most students attend part time and benefit from receiving some form of financial aid. Nearly half are age 25 or older and women slightly outnumber the men.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Del Mar College offers degrees in Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees in over 50 university transfer majors; Associate in Applied Science degrees, Enhanced Skills Certificates, Certificates of Achievement and Marketable Skills Achievement (MSA) awards in more than 140 occupational fields (multiple awards are offered in some fields).

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Del Mar College, 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3897

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Del Mar College distributed more than $31 million in financial aid to more than 10,800 eligible students last year.
  • Financial Aid professionals will help you access the assistance you’re qualified to receive to build the future you want.
  • If your family income is $23,000 per year or less, you may be fully eligible for the Pell Grant federal financial aid funds Start with the FAFSA application.

14. El Paso Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1969
Website : www.epcc.edu
No. of Students : 27,000
Contact No : (915) 831-2150

PROFILE:

  • El Paso County Community College District is to provide educational opportunities and support services that prepare individuals to improve their personal quality of life and to contribute to their economically and culturally diverse community.
  • It will be the progressive leader in high-quality, innovative, educational opportunities in response to their border community.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • AA in Teaching
  • Technical Programs CC
  • Technical Programs AAS
  • Continuing Education
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Health Career and Technical Education AAS
  • Health Career and Technical Education CC

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Mission del Paso Campus, 10700 Gateway East, El Paso, TX 79927

ADMISSIONS:

New EPCC students must have their official high school, GED, or college transcripts sent to the EPCC Admissions and Registration Department.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Financial Aid assistance is available for those who qualify, completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is easier than ever with the integrated IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
  • They strongly recommend the use of this option to simplify the application process and to ensure a secure way to transfer all accurate data into the FAFSA application.

15. Galveston College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1967
Website : www.gc.edu
No. of Students : 5,000
Contact No : (409) 944-4242

PROFILE:

  • Galveston College has proven to be a progressive, dynamic institution of higher education known for its partnerships with businesses and organizations and its commitment to provide a quality learning environment that is student-focused.
  • Its programs have consistently gained local, state, and national acclaim in areas that include health occupations programs, workforce development initiatives, NJCAA athletics, innovative fundraising, culinary arts, and special student services.
  • The College is in its 47th year fiscally sound and strongly supported by local citizens who have come to recognize Galveston College as an integral part of the growth and prosperity for the community.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Technical and Professinal Education
  • Search for Classes
  • Course Catalog
  • Continuing and Professional Education
  • Nursing Program
  • Allied Health Programs
  • Industrial and Applied Technology
  • Science and Business
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Developmental Education
  • Faculty Information
  • David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library
  • Distance Education

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Galveston College 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston, Texas 77550

ADMISSIONS:

  • Galveston College is a two-year community college offering associate degrees and certificates in academic, technical, and professional programs.
  • Galveston College’s Office of Admissions and Records staff is available to assist students with achieving their educational goals.
  • They are committed to student success and support the college’s mission of: “Creating accessible learning opportunities to fulfill individual and community needs by providing high-quality educational programs and services.”

FINANCIAL AID:

  • The Financial Aid program at Galveston College provides financial assistance to those students, who without such aid, would not be able to pursue a higher education.
  • The primary responsibility for financing an education rests with the student and their family, and Galveston College is aware that assistance beyond the family’s resources sometimes becomes necessary.

16. Grayson County College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.grayson.edu
Contact No : (903) 465-6030

PROFILE:

  • Grayson College, as the community’s college, embraces lifelong learning focused on educational, cultural, social, and public service activities designed to tangibly enrich the individual and their community.
  • It is a premier learning college that transforms individuals, builds communities, and inspires excellence.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Grayson offers degrees in Associate of Science, Associate of Arts in Teaching, Associate of Applied Science, and Certificates of Completion.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Main Campus: 6101 Grayson Drive (Hwy. 691), Denison, Texas 75020

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Are you interested in attending Grayson College, but wondering how you are going to afford it? The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) wants to help make your education possible.
  • We administer grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans for the College.
  • This aid is from Federal, State and Institutional sources and is generally awarded based on need.

17. Hill College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1921
Website : www.hillcollege.edu
Contact No : (254) 659-7500

PROFILE:

  • Hill College provides high quality comprehensive educational programs and services.
  • The College enhances the educational, cultural and economic development of its service area and assists both individuals and the community to prepare for a more productive life.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Biology & Pre-Professional Health
  • Business
  • Chemistry/Physics
  • Child Care and Development
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • Geology & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Hill College 112 Lamar Hillsboro, Texas 76645

ADMISSIONS:

Enrollment Management is committed to aligning resources for the purpose of enhancing the quality and diversity of the student body, student learning experiences, student satisfaction, and as a byproduct improve student retention and graduation rates of their undergraduate enrollment.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Provide guidance to students and parents in the process of applying for financial aid. Provide resources to students to promote access to education.
  • Increase student and community awareness of Financial Aid Services to enhance student success.
  • Administer Federal, State, and Local Aid to ensure compliance with laws and regulations

18. Houston Community College System

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1971
Website : www.hccs.edu
Contact No : (713) 718-2000

PROFILE:

  • Houston Community College’s service area is Houston Independent School District, Katy, Spring Branch, Alief Independent School Districts, Stafford Municipal District, and the Fort Bend portion of Missouri City.
  • It will be a leader in providing high quality, innovative education leading to student success and completion of workforce and academic program.
  • They will be responsive to community needs and drive economic development in the communities they serve.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Houston Community College offers more than 300 programs and 2,000 courses.
  • To register for a course, note your desired class numbers and log into the Student System.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Houston Community College, 3100 Main St., Houston TX 77002

ADMISSIONS:

Due to their authorization requirements, HCC is not able to accept Distance Education (online courses) students who live in the following states: Arkansas, District of Columbia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

FINANCIAL AID:

Students must accept a loan offer, complete any revision request forms, and complete the Entrance and Master Promissory Note (MPN) requirements by this deadline in order to receive loan funding for the Spring 2015 semester.

19. Howard College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1945
Website : www.howardcollege.edu

PROFILE:

  • Howard College  for Learning, for Earning, for Life.
  • To be a leader in education for learning, for earning, for life Working as one, Howard College builds communities through quality, innovative education for lifelong learning.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science

ADMISSIONS:

  • Students who are 18 years of age or older and do not qualify for admission under one of the categories listed above may submit an individual approval request obtained from the admissions office on any HC/SWCID campus.
  • Transcripts from high schools attended, test scores, and other academic information may be used to evaluate college readiness in lieu of graduation from high school.
  • Designated campus officials will review requests and make recommendation to the Provost (or lead official) on each campus for final approval.
  • Students admitted on individual approval without a GED or high school diploma are not eligible to receive Title IV federal financial assistance.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Time and attention should be spent carefully researching eligibility criteria, deadlines, and application processes.
  • Each section below (divided by financial aid category) contains a list of available resources with links for information and an application form (if available).

20. Jacksonville College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1918
Website : www.jacksonville-college.edu
Contact No : (903) 586-2518

PROFILE:

The Department of Education’s College Affordability lists rank Jacksonville College as the second most affordable private nonprofit 2-year college in the nation.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Associate of Science Degree
  • Associate of Arts Degree
  • Junior College Diploma
  • Continuing Education

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

105 B.J. Albritton Drive, Jacksonville, TX 75766

ADMISSIONS:

  • The Admissions Office will communicate with you at every step to ensure you know what is needed. When your file is complete, you are ready to be advised and registered for class.
  • The list below is a guide to the basic items needed.
  • Admission to the college is dependent on evidence of sufficient academic preparation.
  • Unofficial documents may be faxed, mailed, or scanned and emailed to the contact information listed above.
  • Official documents must be mailed directly to Jacksonville College (ATTN: Admission) from the originating organization.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Attending college is an exciting time! Paying for it is not.
  • Their Financial Aid staff is dedicated to helping you afford a Jacksonville College education.
  • More than 95% of our students receive some kind of financial aid and we try to provide financial assistance to students who would otherwise not be able to attend.

21. Laredo Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1947
Website : www.laredo.edu
No. of Students : 20,000
Contact No : (956) 722-0521

PROFILE:

  • Laredo Community College is an institution committed to student success by providing comprehensive educational services that focus on the dynamic requirements and needs of its local, regional, and international community.
  • It provides an exceptional learning experience and empowers students to fulfill their educational goals.
  • It leads the way in creating a positive learning environment with commitment to educational excellence and student success.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Fort McIntosh Campus, West End Washington Street, Laredo, TX 78040

ADMISSIONS:

  • In today’s world, having a college diploma is essential to success, and choosing a college is an important decision.
  • In fact, sometimes it’s challenging to decide which college or university is best, since they seem so similar on paper.
  • Laredo Community College offers a variety of degree and certificate programs that suit your best interests and strengths, but so do other colleges and universities.

FINANCIAL AID:

Effective for the Fall 2012 Laredo Community College will no longer participate in the Federal Student Loan Program.

22. Lee College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1934
Website : www.lee.edu
No. of Students : 6,239
Contact No : (281) 427-5611

PROFILE:

  • Lee College serves as a focal point for the development of educated, gainfully employed, and socially aware residents of our local community.
  • Providing knowledge and skills to successfully navigate in the modern world.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Eighth in the U.S. for associate degrees awarded in science technologies. Fourth in the U.S.
  • For associate degrees awarded to Hispanic students.
  • Achieving the Dream Leader college, Ranked among top 10 percent of community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute for two consecutive years.
  • More than 130 degrees and certificates offered

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Lee College, 200 Lee Drive, Baytown, TX 77520

23. Lone Star College System

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1973
Website : www.lonestar.edu
No. of Students : 82,818
Contact No : (832) 813-6500

PROFILE:

  • Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation.
  • Not only great in size, LSC is a key driver and growing contributor to the local and regional economy with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Lone Star College wants to help you get your BEST START toward completing your college degree.
  • Begin your path to success by choosing from one of their Academic Transfer or Career & Technical Education Programs (Workforce Programs).

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Lone Star College System, 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands TX 77381

ADMISSIONS:

  • Lone Star College is an open-enrollment institution.
  • Most students are accepted once they have completed the admission process.
  • Follow the new student checklist to complete the admissions process and become a LSCS student.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Lone Star College is hosting financial aid workshops at local campuses within the service area.
  • Financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.
  • However the combined total of all awards must not exceed a student’s cost of attendance(COA).
  • If a student’s financial aid package exceeds his/her COA, awards will be adjusted according to federal, state, and institutional guidelines.

24. McLennan Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.mclennan.edu
No. of Students : 9,500
Contact No : (254) 299-8622

PROFILE:

  • McLennan Community College’s mission is to engage, educate, and enrich its community.
  • The college ensures access to pathways for student success through excellent workforce and transfer programs, student services, and continuing education.
  • These programs promote proficiency in identified student learning outcomes, successful course completion, graduation, employment, and transfer to a senior institution.
  • The college embraces diversity and strengthens its communities through successful educational attainment, strong leadership, sustainability efforts, best practices, community service, and integrity.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

McLennan offers the Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Science degree, Associate of Arts in Teaching degree and Certificates of Completion.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

McLennan Community College, 1400 College Drive Waco, Texas 76708, USA

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Financial aid is a big part of becoming a college student, and we want you to get the help you need.
  • The best thing to do is complete your FAFSA right after applying to McLennan.

25. Midland College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1969
Website : www.midland.edu
No. of Students : 5,000
Contact No : (432) 685-4500

PROFILE:

  • Midland College (MC) is known as “Your College.”
  • The college’s focus is on providing higher education, community services and cultural enrichment to the Midland community.
  • MC offers a rich and exciting range of opportunities and services, as well as a quality educational experience that is both affordable and comfortable.
  • It is a comprehensive community college that is dedicated to excellence, has a commitment to learning, and promotes a life-long quest for knowledge.
  • The institution supports individual and economic development in its service area and beyond by offering certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees, workforce and continuing education opportunities, and comprehensive student support services.
  • Midland College also provides a variety of community services, cultural and educational enrichment opportunities to the West Texas region.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling
  • Anthropology
  • Arts
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Systems & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Midland College, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097

26. Navarro College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1951
Website : www.navarrocollege.edu
Contact No : (903) 875-7481

PROFILE:

  • Navarro College is a two-year accredited, state-supported, community college with five distinct campuses in Corsicana, Waxahachie, Midlothian, Mexia, and Fairfield.
  • Navarro has a long history of service to the community and is committed to creating a learning environment that is accessible, affordable, responsive, and innovative.
  • It provides educational opportunities that empower students to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals and that promote life-long learning for all communities served.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Navarro College, 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110.

ADMISSIONS:

Navarro offers programs that can help high school students “jump start” their college education.

27. North Central Texas College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1924
Website : www.nctc.edu
Contact No : (940) 668-7731

PROFILE:

  • North Central Texas College is the oldest continuously operating public two-year college in the state.
  • From its roots as a small, rural “junior” college — an extension of the local public schools actually — NCTC has grown and matured into a comprehensive, full-service community college of truly regional scope, serving students from six major campuses located across its service area.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

The Instructional Division at NCTC is made up of four major instructional areas: Arts & Sciences, Career and Technical Education, Health Sciences and Lifelong Learning. Also included in the Instructional Division are the Library, eLearning and Honors Studies.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

1525 West California Street, Gainesville, TX 76240

ADMISSIONS:

In order to be admitted to NCTC, you will first need to apply online at ApplyTexas.org or in person with a NCTC Admissions Application, You will need to bring in your official high school or college transcripts with TSI Scores or exemptions which may include THEA, TAKS, SAT, ACT, or new TSI Assessment test scores and complete their College 101/New Student Orientation (for all students new to NCTC and previous Dual Credit Students).

FINANCIAL AID:

  • The Office of Financial Aid here at North Central Texas College is comprised of a team of dedicated professionals committed to serving students.
  • Their mission is to remove financial barriers, provide students with information to secure the necessary financial resources to meet their educational goals, and access to higher education.
  • We provide students and their families with courteous and efficient financial services while complying with all federal and state policies.

28. Northeast Texas Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1983
Website : www.ntcc.edu
Contact No : (903) 434-8100

PROFILE:

  • Northeast Texas Community College is located in a beautiful rural setting near the Chapel Hill community.
  • The campus is situated on 375 acres centrally located among the county seats of Daingerfield, Pittsburg, and Mount Pleasant.
  • The campus is easily accessible for all residents of the Camp, Morris and Titus County college district.
  • The campus includes the Math/Science Building, the Humanities Building, the Business Technology Building, the Industrial Technology Buildings, the Learning Resource Center, the Student Union Building, the Administration Building, the University and Health Science Center, the Industrial Regional Technology Center, the Criminal Justice Center and the Residence Hall.
  • The Physical Fitness Annex with a Nautilus weight room, baseball and softball fields, a rodeo arena, and three tennis courts are also available.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Accounting, A.S.
  • Agriculture – Farm and Ranch Management Certficate
  • Agriculture – Sustainable Agriculture Level 1 Certificate
  • Agriculture – Sustainable Agriculture Level 2 Certificate
  • Agriculture – Sustainable Agriculture, A.A.S.
  • Agriculture, A.A.S.
  • Agriculture, A.S.
  • Art – Advanced Graphic Design Level 1 Certificate
  • Art – Graphic Design Level 1 Certificate
  • Art/Graphic Arts, A.A.
  • Auto Body Repair Tech Certificate
  • Auto Body Repair, A.A.S.
  • Automotive Technology – Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Level 1 Certificate
  • Automotive Technology – Automotive Maintenance Specialist Level 1 Certificate
  • Automotive Technology – Carroll Shelby Automotive Service Technician Specialization Level 2 Certificate & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Northeast Texas Community College, P.O. Box 1307, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75456-1307

ADMISSIONS:

If you have a high school diploma or GED and want to attend College for the first time please go to the Steps to Enrolling for a New Student page.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Northeast Texas’ Financial Aid Office staff will help you and your family plan for the cost of college.
  • Their friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you identify financial aid options, scholarship opportunities and employment choices.

29. Odessa College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1946
Website : www.odessa.edu
Contact No : (432) 335-6400

PROFILE:

  • Odessa College (OC) has focused on the future of Odessa and the Permian Basin, impacting the lives of more than 500,000 people through its college-prep, career and technical, continuing education, adult basic education, workforce training and community recreation programs.
  • Students also can take advantage of the newly relocated and renovated Student Success Center.
  • The Center provides knowledgeable tutors in a variety of subjects, resources for students with disabilities, a large computer lab, small study rooms and more to help OC students have a more successful college experience in a quiet, casual and comfortable setting.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

OC offers more than 45 associate degree programs and about 70 certificate options.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Odessa College, 201 W. University, Odessa, TX 79764.

30. Panola College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1949
Website : www.panola.edu
No. of Students : 2,600
Contact No : (903) 693-2000

PROFILE:

  • Panola College is a thriving and award-winning community college located in Carthage, Texas.
  • The name derives from Panola County, Texas, of which Carthage is the county seat.
  • As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of Panola College is the following all of Marion, Panola, and Shelby Counties, and Harrison County.
  • It is committed to excellence in instructional programs, student services, service to community, and leadership in economic development and cultural enrichment in the region.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Industrial Technology
  • Computer Information Technology
  • General Business
  • Office Professional
  • Communication
  • Cosmetology
  • Developmental Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Letters
  • Math
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • Education
  • Social Sciences

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Panola College, 1109 W. Panola · Carthage, Texas 75633

ADMISSIONS:

  • Provide TSI (Texas Success Initiative) scores or present proof of exemption from TSI .
  • Arrange for high school transcript, GED scores, and college transcripts to be sent to the Admissions/Records Office.
  • Students are responsible for requesting their official records from the issuing institution.
  • Complete and submit the Two-Year Common Application for Admission.
  • Provide Bacterial Meningitis vaccination proof (date of vaccination, place given and signature of one administering vaccination) if you are 30 years of age or younger.
  • Vaccination must have been given within the last five (5) years.
  • Return all admissions documents to the Admissions/Records Office.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Panola College Financial Aid Office.
  • You’re in the right place to get all the information you Financial Aidneed about qualifying for, applying for, and receiving financial aid.
  • We encourage you to explore the many scholarship, grant, loan, and work-study options available that help make paying for college as affordable as possible.

31. Paris Junior College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1924
Website : www.parisjc.edu
Contact No : (903) 785-7661

PROFILE:

  • Paris Junior College is a comprehensive community college serving the region’s educational and training needs while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of their diverse community.
  • To be the educational provider of choice for the region.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Paris Junior College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in technical/workforce fields.
  • The college has expanded its academic curriculum through the years to encourage associate degree and university transfer candidates.
  • Since establishing its first vocational program — jewelry and watchmaking in 1942 — the college has been aggressive in adding technical/workforce programs that will benefit students entering the workforce.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Paris Junior College, 2400 Clarksville St., Paris, Texas 75460

ADMISSIONS:

  • The Office of Admissions at Paris Junior College is eager to assist prospective students with general information about their academic and technical programs.
  • Their office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

32. Ranger College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1925
Website : www.rangercollege.edu
No. of Students : 2011
Contact No : (254) 647-3234

PROFILE:

  • “To provide teaching and learning opportunities through academics, developmental education, workforce programs, and continuing education, empowering individuals to become responsible members of the local and global community.”
  • The College endeavors to prepare its students to function successfully in an increasingly diverse and complex society by providing opportunities to develop academic and workforce excellence, appropriate communication skills, critical thinking skills, and responsible citizenship.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Agriculture
  • Computer
  • Cosmetology
  • Developmental Math
  • Developemental Reading Writing
  • Dual Credit
  • Education
  • English
  • Government
  • History
  • Math
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Speech and Debate
  • Trucking
  • Welding

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Ranger College, 1100 College Circle, Ranger TX 76470

ADMISSIONS:

  • Their students arrive with aspirations, and their professors help them turn those aspirations into reality.
  • They specialize in equipping their graduates with the skills and training necessary to succeed immediately upon entering the workforce.
  • They hope you apply to Ranger College, and they look forward to meeting you.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Ranger College believes that higher education should be affordable for everyone.
  • They strive to help you find the grants, loans, and scholarships you need to make your academic dreams a reality.

33. San Jacinto College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1960
Website : www.sanjac.edu
No. of Students : 5000
Contact No : (281) 998-6150
E-Mail : information@sjcd.edu

PROFILE:

  • San Jacinto College will be the leader in educational excellence and in the achievement of equity among diverse populations.
  • They will empower students to achieve their goals, redefine their expectations, and encourage their exploration of new opportunities.
  • Their passions are people, learning, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • It is to ensure student success, create seamless transitions, and enrich the quality of life in the communities they serve.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Business
  • Career & Technical Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Health Sciences
  • Industrial Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

2929 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77062

ADMISSIONS:

  • San Jacinto College’re anxious to help you on your way, and that starts with a pretty straightforward admission process.
  • You just need to complete an application, and have your transcripts sent to our Admissions Office along with proof that you’ve met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements, which consists of your scores on the TSIA, SAT, ACT, or other state-approved test.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • If you have a passion, a dream, a goal that you want to achieve, we’re here to help you get there.
  • At San Jac we have a goal of our own – to never let finances stand in the way of our students’ success.
  • Beyond low tuition and expenses, we offer plentiful opportunities for financial aid.
  • We are dedicated to making sure your education here is as affordable as it is excellent.

34. South Texas College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1993
Website : www.southtexascollege.edu
No. of Students : 31,000
Contact No : (956)872-8311

PROFILE:

  • South Texas College is a world-class institution advancing regional prosperity through education for a better quality of life in their community.
  • It is an innovative, public, post-secondary institution providing quality education and career pathways for the people and communities of Hidalgo and Starr counties.
  • The College achieves student success, nurtures talent development, and promotes economic vitality through collaborative and creative approaches to teaching, learning, and support services.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • The college offers more than 114 degree and certificate program options, including associate degrees in a variety of art, science, technology and allied health fields of study.
  • The college also offers 24 online associate degrees and certificates options through the eSTC Virtual Campus.
  • Associate Degrees
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Certificate Programs

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Texas College, 3201 W. Pecan, McAllen, Texas 78501

FINANCIAL AID:

  • College costs time, money, and effort and is one of your biggest investments to a better life.
  • South Texas College currently participates in several U.S. Department of Education Title IV programs, including Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study Program, Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), and Federal National Science, and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART).

35. Southwest Texas Junior College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1926
Website : www.swtjc.edu
No. of Students : 5,572
Contact No : (830) 278-4401

PROFILE:

  • Southwest Texas Junior College is a comprehensive, public college serving eleven counties in Southwest Texas.
  • The College provides accessible, affordable, high-quality education that prepares students to successfully transfer to senior colleges and universities; enter the job market; pursue their professional and personal goals; and contribute to the economic growth of the region.
  • Create and nurture a learning-centered environment in which students, faculty, staff, and the community at-large can achieve their greatest potential.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Technical Programs
  • Field of Study Curricula (Academic)
  • Workforce Training

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Southwest Texas Junior College, 2401 Garner Field Road, Uvalde, Texas 78801

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Applicants may fill out and mail out a FAFSA to the U. S. Department of Education using the envelope provided in the application form.
  • Applications are also available at all campus locations.
  • If you are not near one of our campus sites and are not able to locate an application please contact their main office at 830-591-7368.

36. Tarrant County College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.tccd.edu
No. of Students : 50,000
Contact No : (817) 515-8223

PROFILE:

Tarrant County College provides affordable and open access to quality teaching and learning. As of 2012, TCC is the sixth-largest college or university in Texas.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

The College implements its mission through a clearly defined set of programs, services, and partnerships that include: University transfer programs, Workforce education programs, Technical programs, Developmental courses, Adult literacy courses, Continuing education and community services, An extensive curriculum, A commitment to institutional effectiveness-an ongoing process of self-examination, self-improvement, and an unending pursuit of excellence.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Tarrant County College District, 1500 Houston Street Fort Worth, Texas 76102

FINANCIAL AID:

The mission of Student Financial Aid Services is to provide financial assistance to students in a quality manner by eliminating and reducing financial barriers, providing accurate information, and maintaining proper stewardship and fiduciary responsibility.

37. Temple College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1926
Website : www.templejc.edu
No. of Students : 5,000
Contact No : (254) 298-8300

PROFILE:

  • At Temple College we truly live by our motto: Success Starts Here.
  • Whether students are looking for a certificate, Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AAS) degree, or if they just need to gain some continuing education units (CEUs), Temple College provides high quality programs to meet those needs.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Business/Management
  • Child Development
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Health Professions
  • Performing Arts
  • Liberal Arts
  • Math, Science and Physical Education
  • Visual Arts
  • Testing Center
  • University Partners

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

2600 South First Street, Temple, Texas 76504-7435

ADMISSIONS:

  • Come pursue your educational goals at Temple College.
  • Whether you are looking to earn credits for transfer, graduate with an associate degree, complete a certificate for fast entry into the workforce, or take classes for personal enrichment, Temple College is dedicated to providing you with a quality education and a great life experience.

38. Texarkana College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1927
Website : www.texarkanacollege.edu
Contact No : (903) 823-3456

PROFILE:

  • Texarkana College is a publicly-supported, two-year community college Dedicated to serving the educational needs of diverse individuals, businesses and the community through Relevant programs and services that are high quality, affordable and accessible.
  • These programs are offered in an Environment of Excellence supported by a highly qualified, engaged and informed faculty and staff committed to promoting and increasing student Achievement and success in the development of knowledge and skills necessary for a rapidly changing world.
  • Measurable student learning and institutional outcomes provide a culture of continuous improvement and data-driven decision making.
  • In fulfillment of this mission, Texarkana College prepares individuals for Success in life and HOPE for a better tomorrow.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • With over 60 degrees and certificates to explore, Texarkana College offers you a wide world of opportunity that’s available when and where you need it.
  • From full-time enrollment to night classes to online learning, TC makes it easier than ever to earn a degree, build a career and reach your dreams.
  • HealthSciences
  • Liberal & Performing Arts
  • STEM
  • Workforce Education
  • Continuing Education

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

2500 North Robison Road, Texarkana, Texas 75599

ADMISSIONS:

When applying to TC we will need a copy of the final transcripts of your High School or GED along with official college transcripts if you’ve earned credit at any other institutes of higher learning.

FINANCIAL AID:

It’s one of the first questions that comes to mind when you decide to go to college: how am I going to pay? Their financial aid office can help you navigate the realm of federal financial aid, student loans and scholarship opportunities.

39. Texas Southmost College (partnered with University of Texas–Brownsville)

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1991
Website : www.utb.edu
No. of Students : 12,000
Contact No : (956) 882-8200

PROFILE:

  • The University of Texas at Brownsville draws upon the intersection of cultures and languages at the southern border and Gulf Coast of the United States to develop knowledgeable citizens and emerging leaders who are engaged in the civic life of their community.
  • It embraces teaching excellence, active inquiry, lifelong learning, rigorous scholarship, and research in service to the common good.
  • The University promotes the interdisciplinary search for new knowledge that advances social and physical well-being and economic development through commercialization, while honoring the creative and environmental heritage of its region.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Arts and Sciences
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Computer Scince & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas 78520

ADMISSIONS:

  • The college is to provide students access to university programs of study, achieve enrollment goals, support the academic mission and enhance student success.
  • We value and respect all and provide professional, courteous services.
  • We aspire to become a service leader on campus, and to set the standard nationally for quality admissions services.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • The purpose of Financial Aid is to provide students and their parents information regarding federal, state, institutional and other sources of financial aid.
  • Financial Aid serves as the administrator for these varied funds, which involves personnel in diverse activities such as consumer awareness and application services, program awarding, certification and eligibility monitoring, fund requests, reconciliation and reporting, and continuing with post-attendance services dealing with default prevention and management.

40. Texas State Technical College System

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.tstc.edu
No. of Students : 30,000
Contact No : (800) 852-8784

PROFILE:

  • Today, serving as the corporate college for Texas, TSTC offers new, emerging and customized curriculum at four colleges: TSTC Harlingen, TSTC Marshall, TSTC Waco, and TSTC West Texas, which has campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, and Sweetwater.
  • In addition, programs and customized training are offered at partnership centers throughout the state.
  • TSTC is the only state-supported technical college system in Texas.
  • TSTC’s statewide role and mission is to efficiently and effectively help Texas meet the high-tech challenges of today’s global economy, in partnership with business and industry, government agencies, and other educational institutions.
  • TSTC has high graduation rates, exceptional postgraduate success rates, and an outstanding record in graduating individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Agriculture
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Aircraft Dispatch Technology
  • Aircraft Pilot Training
  • Applied Engineering Technology
  • Architectural Design and Engineering Graphics
  • Auto Collision & Management
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Avionics Technology & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Texas State Technical College, 3801 Campus Drive, Waco, Texas 76705

ADMISSIONS:

Age 16 or older and currently enrolled in high school without a diploma or GED, or age 16 or older and a graduate of an unaccredited or home high school: exceptional admission form signed by parent or guardian and high school representative; qualifying scores in writing and/or reading and/or mathematics on approved assessment instruments.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • There’s many ways to help finance your education.
  • While they are proud of the fact that TSTC’s education is affordable and a high return on your investment, they realize financing is the only option for some students.
  • Here’s some sources of aid that often go overlooked, in addition to the Scholarships, and Federal Direct Student Loan Program, Alternative Loans and Veteran’s Dependent Financing options to the left.

41. Texas State University System (2-year campuses)

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1911
Website : www.tsus.edu
Contact No : (512) 463-1808

PROFILE:

  • The Texas State University System is the first higher education system established in Texas. Beginning as an administrative means to consolidate the support and management of state teacher colleges, the System has evolved into a network of higher education institutions stretching from the Texas–Louisiana border to the Big Bend region of west Texas.
  • Today, eight component institutions offer a broad range of academic and career opportunities. Throughout the System, faculty and staff are preparing students to work in and contribute to our global society.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The Texas State University System, Thomas J. Rusk Building, 208 E. 10th Street, Suite 600, Austin, Texas 78701-2407

42. Tyler Junior College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1926
Website : www.tjc.edu
Contact No : (800) 687-5680

PROFILE:

  • One of the oldest junior colleges in Texas providing the finest academic education for freshmen and sophomore students.
  • Tyler Junior College remains committed to that goal while also recognizing the changing role of community colleges and the need to provide quality training for technical fields.
  • Tyler Junior College has been fulfilling three promises to its students and the Tyler area by providing a quality education, a vibrant student life and service to the community.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences
  • Honors Program
  • Humanities, Communications, and Fine Arts
  • New Degrees
  • Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Professional & Technical Programs
  • Travel Study Programs & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Tyler Junior College, P.O. Box 9020, Tyler, Texas 75711-9020

43. Vernon College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1970
Website : www.vernoncollege.edu
No. of Students : 3,636
Contact No : (940) 552-6291

PROFILE:

Vernon College is a fully accredited, comprehensive community college offering academic, career and technical education programs, as well as community classes to prepare students for employment or for successful transfer to a four-year college or university.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Administrative Specialist
  • Agriculture
  • Athletic Training
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biology & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Vernon Campus: 4400 College Drive, Vernon, Texas 76384

44. Victoria College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1925
Website : www.victoriacollege.edu
Contact No : (361) 573-3291

PROFILE:

  • Victoria College is a public, open‐admission college.
  • Their mission is to provide educational opportunities and services for their students and the communities they serve.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Victoria College offers more than 40 areas of study that lead to a variety of associate degrees, certificates, and in-demand careers, as well as numerous transfer options.
  • Please take a few minutes to explore the following areas of interest to identify the career that best fits your interests, along with the educational options offered at Victoria College.
  • Business & Technology
  • Health Careers
  • Industrial Trades
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Public Service

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Victoria College, 2200 E. Red River, Victoria, TX 77901

45. Weatherford College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1869
Website : www.wc.edu
No. of Students : 5,700
Contact No : (817) 594-5471

PROFILE:

  • Weatherford College can still lay claim to be the oldest continuing educational institution west of the Mississippi River. Its District consists of five counties – Parker, Palo Pinto, Hood, Jack and Wise.
  • College develops and maintains educational programs, student support services and activities appropriate to the needs of the communities served.
  • The College provides programs that parallel the first two years of baccalaureate education, prepare students for vocational and professional degrees and provide valuable lifelong learning opportunities.
  • Through its academic transfer and technical and career programs, Weatherford College has developed a national reputation for its academic standard and outstanding career programs.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Weatherford College is a state-supported and locally-oriented college that provides programs to help you transfer to a four-year college, pursue career education programs, take remedial or “catch-up” programs.
  • Additionally, WC offers coursework for cultural growth, life enrichment and workforce skills improvement.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Weatherford College, 225 College Park Drive, Weatherford, TX 76086

46. Western Texas College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.wtc.edu
Contact No : (325) 573-8511

PROFILE:

  • Western Texas College is committed to excellence as it challenges students to reach their full potential.
  • The institutional goals of Western Texas College are: Provide quality education for pre-professional, general, career, technical, workforce and foundational students, Enhance student life through campus activities, Provide support services that help students, staff and faculty succeed, Provide opportunities that encourage and facilitate social, cultural, economic and community development, Promote life-long learning that encourages critical thinking, skill development, communication proficiency, art and cultural appreciation and civic responsibility.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Western Texas College offers four two-year college degrees—the Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree, the Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree, the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree, and the Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) Degree to students who complete graduation requirements. Hour requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degree will vary with program.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Western Texas College, 6200 College Avenue, Snyder, TX 79549

47. Wharton County Junior College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1944
Website : www.wcjc.edu
No. of Students : 10,118
Contact No : (979) 532-4560

PROFILE:

  • Wharton County Junior College plays a significant role in the local economy and is a sound investment from multiple perspectives.
  • Students benefit from improved lifestyles and increased earnings.
  • Taxpayers benefit from a larger economy and lower social costs.
  • Finally, the community as a whole benefits from increased job and investment opportunities, higher business revenues, greater availability of public funds, and an eased tax burden.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Division of Allied Health
  • Division of Social and Behavioral Science
  • Division of Communications and Fine Arts
  • Division of Technology and Business
  • Division of Math and Science
  • Division of Vocational Science
  • Athletics
  • Adult Education and Literacy (AEL)
  • Continuing Education (CE)
  • Distance Education
  • Dual Credit Programs
  • Senior Citizens Program

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Wharton County Junior College, 911 Boling Highway, Wharton, Texas-77488