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1300 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212-4299
p. 210-486-0000
w. www.alamo.edu/sac

San Antonio College

San Antonio College Rating: 3.5/5 (6 votes)

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Academics

Established in 1925, San Antonio College is one of five colleges grouped within Alamo Colleges. The other institutions include St. Philip’s College, Northeast Lakeview College, Palo Alto College, and Northwest Vista College. All colleges are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, offering students associate degrees, certificate programs, and licensures. This school is located in San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio College is a two-year institution which offers occupational programs to prepare students for jobs, or for transfer to four-year institutions. This college offers four distinct academic programs: Professional and Technical Education; Division of Arts & Sciences; Distance Education; and, Continuing Education and Workforce Development. The Professional and Technical Education program consists of 11 academic departments including American Sign Language, computer technology, allied health, business, mortuary science, radio-TV-film, computer information systems, engineering technologies, early childhood studies, and protective services. In addition, there are three special programs for digital design, human services, and sociology. The Division of Arts and Sciences is designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce or for transfer to a four-year institution. This division consists of the following areas of study: astronomy, computer science, foreign languages, music, philosophy, speech, theatre arts, and more. Through Distance Education students are offered online classes, as well as online degree programs. The programs offered online include Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts; Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice; Associate of Applied Science in Corrections; Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement; Law Enforcement Certificate—Level I; as well as several certificates in the field of banking and financial services. The Continuing Education and Workforce Development division provides a variety of courses for students of all ages. There are professional development classes, nursing courses, youth programs, general education classes, law enforcement courses, medical administration, computer skills, and more.

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Admissions

SAC invites all students interested in furthering their education, who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent. Prospective students are required to fill out and submit an application for admission online, send all transcripts (high school and prior college) directly to the school, send SAT/ACT test scores to the school, schedule to take the placement exam, meet with a counselor, and register for student orientation. Students who feel financial assistance may be needed should apply for financial aid at this time.

First-time students are also required to attend group advising. International students should contact the International Students Office to receive instructions for applying, as well as any additional forms required.

Financial Aid

This school offers a number of financial aid options to qualifying students, including grants, loans, scholarships, and work study programs. All students must fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance.

The school website provides detailed information about the all aid available as well as descriptions of each, and semester deadlines.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5127th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

This school is one of five colleges within the Alamo College system which serves a variety of students, including first-time students, transfer students, international students, as well as working professionals.

The opportunities are endless for students to be involved in campus life. Students can participate in student clubs and organizations, the school pep band, KSYM—the student radio station, intramural sports, The Range—the student newspaper, and club sports. There are also several facilities which provide entertainment or social activities for students including the Scobee Planetarium, an art gallery, theater events, music events, and the Student Center which has a game room with billiards and more, a dining hall, and a Cyber Café.

In addition, there are a number of services offered to students, including a health center, a library, bookstore, counseling services, academic advising, and more.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

Although San Antonio College does not offer intercollegiate sports teams, it does offer students intramurals sports, as well as club sports for students who enjoy competitive team sports on a recreational level. The following recreational sports teams are offered: men’s and women’s tennis, men’s basketball, women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, and a cheerleading team.

In addition, the college has a pep band which performs for volleyball, soccer, and basketball games.

On a historical note, this school’s cheerleading team won the COA Collegiate Cheerleading National championship event.

Information Summary

Ranks 163rd in Texas and 2841st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.00
Robbery 2 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 11 0.04
Arrest 3 0.01

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 4,672 0.34
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 89 0.01
Forcible Rape 492 0.04
Robbery 1,785 0.13
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 15,334 1.13
Larceny 59,641 4.40
Vehicle theft 5,893 0.43

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near San Antonio, TX 78212-4299
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population31,220 (31,220 urban / N/A rural)
Households12,139 (2.32 people per house)
Median Household Income$30,299
Families6,255 (3.24 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4835

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3300th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,008 $5,470 $10,660
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $30 $30 $162
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $67 $182 $355
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,034 $7,496 $12,818
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $17,284 $20,746 $26,068
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,248 $12,710 $18,032

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,952 $2,038 $3,632 $5,500 $6,992 $10,822
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,900(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,552 $7,642
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,797(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,797(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 30 150 1,348 55 7 856 6 2,486
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 15 1 18
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 20 6 26
Adult Development and Aging
American Sign Language (ASL)
Anthropology 9 7 16
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Architecture 1 3 1 1 6
Art/Art Studies, General
Banking and Financial Support Services 1 4 1 6
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 6 36 3 1 42 90
Business Administration and Management, General 8 5 20 2 9 44
Business/Commerce, General 3 5 78 6 71 1 165
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry 1 14 1 6 22
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 1 1
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management 4 1 5
Child Development 4 41 1 16 63
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 3 1 4
Commercial and Advertising Art 2 20 1 10 33
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 1 18 4 23
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 1
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 1 26 13 41
Corrections 7 6 14
Court Reporting/Court Reporter 7 7 14
Criminal Justice/Police Science 2 42 15 61
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 8 27 1 19 56
Dance, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Dental Assisting/Assistant 3 29 4 13 49
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician 3 1 4
Design and Visual Communications, General 13 10 23
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 2 6 4 13
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3 1 4
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 3 15 2 9 29
Engineering, General 1 1 11 7 21
English Language and Literature, General 1 6 7 1 15
Environmental Science
Fine/Studio Arts, General 4 6 10
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 4 71 39 117
Fire Services Administration
Funeral Direction/Service 2 17 6 25
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General 26 8 34
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 1 4 5
Graphic Design
History, General 9 3 12
International/Global Studies 1 3 1 5
Journalism 1 6 4 11
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 3 3
Labor and Industrial Relations
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 1 1
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 11 12 23
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 37 316 13 2 177 2 557
Mathematics, General 4 1 1 9 16
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 2 2
Medical/Clinical Assistant 4 1 5
Music Management 1 14 1 14 30
Music, General 4 8 12
Network and System Administration/Administrator
Nutrition Sciences 1 2 3
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician 2 12 3 17
Office Management and Supervision
Operations Management and Supervision
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Photography 1 5 7 14
Physical Sciences 1 10 4 15
Political Science and Government, General 2 2
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 1 2 3
Psychology, General 2 10 38 26 78
Public Administration 2 21 3 28
Radio and Television 1 9 7 17
Real Estate 9 1 1 11
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 7 29 155 14 2 129 339
Rhetoric and Composition
Secondary Education and Teaching 1 27 1 17 47
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 2 6 7 1 16
Social Work 1 5 7 13
Sociology 2 3 1 4 10
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 6 7
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 4 9 6 19
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1 10 9 21
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 2 3 46 39 90
Telecommunications Technology/Technician 1
Watchmaking and Jewelrymaking

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2531st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $57,796 ($60,223 male / $41,224 female)
Number of FT Faculty 298 (138 male / 160 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,452
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $10,054,088

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