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Pasadena, TX 77501-2007
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San Jacinto Community College

San Jacinto Community College Rating: 4.6/5 (16 votes)

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Introduction

Founded in 1960 as East Harris County Union Junior College, the current San Jacinto College has grown to include three campuses and a online learning for the convenience of it’s students. There are associate degrees leading toward employment after graduation or for transfer to a four-year college or university, and there are certificates that can earned. Students here have the option of centering their studies in Business, Career & Technical Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Industrial Technology, and STEM—which has a partnership with NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

There are also courses available for continuing and professional development, to help employees advance in their careers. Students can also take advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities on campus, including a golf course, spa, and a concert hall.

Academics

Career-oriented degrees and certificates are offered in a wide range of disciplines that are housed in seven different departments.

Fine Arts

Students can earn an Associate of Arts transfer degree, or a technical degree or certificate. These classes have the benefit of hands-on creative work in state-of-the-art studios while pursing Art & Design, Audio Engineering, Broadcast Technology, Dance, Interior Design, Music, or Theatre & Film.

Business

The Associate of Arts in Business Field of Study, which transfers to complete a bachelor’s degree can be earned or technical degrees or certificates are another option. Many business professionals enroll here to stay current and advance their skills in the Continuing and Professional Development programs. The school has a comprehensive list of fields available for study including Accounting, International Business, Paralegal Studies, and Restaurant Management just to name a few.

Health Sciences

The Associate of Science transfer degree along with various technical degrees and certificates are available in this department. The school offers a wide range of subjects in the health field, including Dental Assisting, Nursing, Sonography plus many others.

Career & Technical Education

This department offers associate’s degrees to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, the specialized certificate of technology, and the Occupational certificate. Students have lots of hands-on courses in this department to prepare for a career in the technical fields ranging from cosmetology, aviation, culinary/restaurant management, maritime technology, and even truck driving, plus many more.

Industrial Technology

This department awards technical degrees or certificates. Students can enroll in Electrical Technology, Electronics Technology Instrumentation, Non-Destructive Testing Technology, Occupational Health and Safety Technology, Pipefitting, Process Technology, or Welding Technology.

Liberal Arts

The Associate of Arts transfer degree or technical degrees or certificates are offered in this department. Here, students opt to study teaching, English, Speech, Journalism, and others. Critical thinking and communication are emphasized, and students graduate with a broad wealth of knowledge as they enter the workforce or continue on with their studies.

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Admissions

Students applying must submit an official application, transcripts from high school or equivalent and all previously attended colleges. Students must also submit SAT/ACT/COMPASS test scores.

Students are also strongly encouraged to attend the new student orientation prior to the start of the semester.

Financial Aid

Students that are in need of financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to be considered. The school offers many types of aid including loans, grants and scholarships.

Grants include the Pell Grant, the TEXAS Grants, and Texas Public Education Grants.

Loans include The Federal Family Education Loan Program.

A bevy of scholarships are awarded through the San Jacinto College Foundation.

The school also offers a Federal Work Study Program that helps students pay tuition through work. Contact the Financial Aid office directly to set up an appointment if further guidance is needed.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6277th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

San Jacinto College offers many clubs and organizations including the Creative Writing club, the Herodotus Society and the Racquetball Club. The Central campus of the college runs an 18 hole golf course with deep discounts for students.

The Cosmetology Program runs a salon and spa that is open to the public so students can perfect their techniques while customers get a great deal.

The student run Food Pantry was created to assist fellow students in need. Food must be requested and there are only two distribution days each month for pick up. Donations are also warmly welcomed.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

The Coyotes participate in many intercollegiate programs including baseball, basketball, and soccer, while competing in the Region XIV of the NJCAA. Facilities at the school include a track and soccer field, a baseball diamond, and tennis courts.

Accreditation

Accreditation is provided by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Information Summary

Ranks 75th in Texas and 1800th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4 0.01
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.01
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 364 0.24
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 5 0.00
Forcible Rape 62 0.04
Robbery 135 0.09
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,124 0.74
Larceny 3,728 2.45
Vehicle theft 414 0.27

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-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 District4836

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4602nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,032 $2,016 $3,216
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $280 $280 $280
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $43 $84 $134
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 $2,802 $3,786 $4,986
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,662 $15,646 $16,846
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,154 $8,138 $9,338

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,182 $1,312 $1,782 $2,296 $2,982 $3,496
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500 $1,466
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,054 $7,391
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,090 $4,284
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,090 $4,284

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)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

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 93 410 1,909 252 19 1,647 208 4,635
Accounting 3 10 34 1 2 25 1 76
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 1
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 1 1
Art/Art Studies, General 15 2 24 3 47
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 3 23 7 9 42
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 4 54 4 24 10 100
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 1 3 1 5
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 4 2 6
Behavioral Sciences 3 17 5 1 24 2 53
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 11 14 102 34 2 64 2 232
Biotechnology 1 2 4 7
Business Administration and Management, General 7 23 2 34 2 68
Business/Commerce, General 16 19 129 23 121 15 329
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry 8 38 7 24 1 82
Chemical Technology/Technician 30 83 12 70 17 218
Chemistry, General 2 8 3 9 3 27
Child Care and Support Services Management 1 1 2 4
Child Development 3 9 53 3 30 99
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 1 1 5 1 3 11
Commercial and Advertising Art 1 5 3 9
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 1 3 4 8
Computer and Information Sciences, General 49 4 3 45 6 109
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor 1 3 3 1 8
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 1 21 56 2 74 17 174
Criminal Justice/Police Science 4 37 26 2 70
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 3 7 32 1 24 4 74
Dance, General 1 2 4
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 1 3 5 2 11
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 5 19 6 2 33
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 8 96 6 3 60 6 182
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 3 6 1 11
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General 2 35 1 27 3 68
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 3 6 10
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 3 6 17 3 24 56
Engineering Mechanics 6 6 1 13
Engineering, General 1 10 2 2 16
English Language and Literature, General 9 2 7 21
Environmental Science 2 2
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist 11 12 23
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 4 22 2 23 3 55
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 1 6 1 8
General Studies 16 29 213 42 5 237 28 582
Geology/Earth Science, General 1 2 4
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 11 5 1 14 1 33
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 2 2 5
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 9 51 9 1 37 11 119
History, General 11 14 25
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 1 1 1 3
Institutional Food Workers 5 1 6
Instrumentation Technology/Technician 10 14 1 17 44
Interior Design 1 1 13 2 13 1 34
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 14 4 19
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 2 13 17 33
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 7 38 43 7 40 10 149
Management Information Systems, General 1 1
Mass Communication/Media Studies 5 1 6
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 1 1 14 14 2 34
Mathematics, General 5 5 39 10 2 29 6 98
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 5 9 1 17 2 34
Medical/Clinical Assistant 4 19 1 2 26
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General 1 3 9 1 14
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist 2 7 1 1 11
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician 2 6 2 10
Optometric Technician/Assistant 3 16 1 7 2 30
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 4 25 2 11 2 46
Philosophy 5 5
Physical Sciences 1 1
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 2 2 16 1 23
Physics, General 2 2
Political Science and Government, General 1 1
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 1 2 3 6
Psychology, General 1 4 22 3 22 3 55
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 3 15 12 30
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 3 16 13 29 3 66
Real Estate 4 13 15 2 36
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3 39 55 18 76 4 198
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 1 6 4 4 7 2 25
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 3 2 11 8 3 29
Rhetoric and Composition 1 1
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 2 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 3 3
Social Sciences, General 1 3 20 1 17 2 44
Sociology 1 5 4 10
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 2 3 1 6
Surgical Technology/Technologist 7 37 46 2 92
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 3 3
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 2 5 3 10
Welding Technology/Welder 6 29 147 47 17 248

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1994th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $62,786 ($61,892 male / $57,189 female)
Number of FT Faculty 504 (224 male / 280 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,336
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $13,676,193
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