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Brazosport College is a community college in Lake Jackson, Texas. It was created in 1948 to meet the needs of post-war Texas. Today, the student population is more than 25,000. About one third of the students attend full-time; the remaining two-thirds attend part time.

The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The campus is located on 156 rural acres surrounding Oyster Creek, 22 miles from Sweeny, 11 miles from Brazoria, 19 miles from West Columbia, 8 miles from Angleton and Freeport, and 2 miles from Clute, Lack Jackson, and Richwood.


The academic program offers dozens of direct entry career track programs and sixteen transfer-track majors. In addition to technical programs, the college has a particularly good reputation for their health professional direct entry degrees. Health professional programs include Emergency Medical Services, Licensed Vocational Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing,

Bachelor of Applied Technology

One of the most popular majors, the Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) degree, is designed for people interested in a career in a supervisory level. The program has a focus on risk management, organizational issues, legal issues, technology, accounting, and human resources. Students may attend classes in either the morning or the evening, as the program is designed to accommodate working students. The course of study includes an internship and other experiential learning activities. Degree candidates may choose one of four specialty areas: Process Operations Management; Business Management; Safety, Health and Environmental Management; or General Technology Management. Applicants for the BAT must show that they can perform at college level in reading, writing, and mathematics. All college coursework must be graded “C” or better.

High School Academics

Dual credit classes allow high school students to earn college credit at reduced prices. Successful completion of the dual credit program can lead to beginning college at the sophomore level. Students may take up to two college classes per semester of their junior and senior year of high school. The program is open to homeschooled students as well as public and private school enrollees. Many students enrolled in dual credit choose to take online classes to best suit their high school schedules, although they may also take classes on campus.

Most Popular Fields of Study


In keeping with their mission to offer technical education and higher education opportunities to any adult who wishes to pursue them, admissions are non-competitive and open. Some health and technical programs may have further requirements, and some have limited registration, so be sure to inquire in the department of your choice prior to enrolling.

Financial Aid

In addition to the wide range of state and federal financial aid options available to college and university students in Texas, Brazosport offers several of their own need- and merit-based scholarships. Roughly half of all their students receive financial aid of some kind.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6373rd for the average student loan amount.
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Dining on Campus

There is a traditional cafeteria on campus for convenience of the student body. It serves a variety of healthy and convenient foods, including several vegetarian and a few vegan options. The cafeteria is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner five days a week.

Clubs and Organizations

There are several dozen student organizations to meet the personal and professional interests of a wide range of students. The Student Government Association is the voice of the student body in administrative and other public matters.

Student Services

The Student Services office offers a wide range of academic counselling, personal counselling, and career counselling for current students. Both current and former students are welcome to make the most of the office’s employment services and placement services.

Child Care

The Bill & Julia May Children’s Center serves children aged 6 weeks to 5 years, Monday to Friday, from 7 AM to 5:30 PM. Students have first priority for available spaces in the center. Children may be enrolled full-time or part-time through the Exploratorium program for students who want child care only while they are in class. The Children’s Center adheres to the standards of the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC), which are higher than those of the state of Texas.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


There is no competitive athletics department, although there are a wide range of intramural activities for student enjoyment throughout the year, including basketball, golf, soccer, softball, table tennis, and volleyball.

Local Community

Students spend much of their recreational time in nearby Houston. With a population of over 2 million people, Houston is one of the largest and most vibrant cities in the United States. There are several colleges and universities in Houston, including University of Houston, University of Houston Clear Lake, University of Houston Downtown, Rice University, and Texas Southern University. As a result,there is a vibrant student culture in the city with a large choice of amenities.

Of interest to graduates, Houston is an economic center for conventional energy, renewable energy, biomedical research, and aeronautics—all fields which hire students from Brazosport. Some of the largest companies in the Houston area that hire alumni include ConocoPhillips, Marathon Oil, Sysco, Haliburton, Enterprise Products Partners, Apache, Kinder Morgan, Fronteir Oil, Group 1 Automotive, and Spectra Energy.

Houston is particularly known for its annual Livestock Show and Rodeo, Pride Parade, Greek Festival, and Bayou City Art Festival. Downtown Houston features a 17-block Theater District with entertainment, pool, live music venues, bars, restaurants, shopping, and more. Additional features include:

  • Space Center Houston
  • Sam Houston Race Park
  • SplashTown Waterpark Houston
  • Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
  • Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
  • Lee and Joe Jamil Skatepark
  • Earth Quest Adventures

Information Summary

Ranks 18th in Texas and 617th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.02
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 20 0.07
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 9 0.03
Robbery 11 0.04
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 126 0.46
Larceny 420 1.53
Vehicle theft 13 0.05

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Lake Jackson, TX 77566-3199
Surrounding communitySmall suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population28,099 (27,388 urban / 711 rural)
Households10,168 (2.75 people per house)
Median Household Income$61,280
Families7,871 (3.17 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public 4-year Primarily Associate's
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work required2
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4814

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4460th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,770 $2,790 $4,200
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $525 $525 $525
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $59 $93 $140
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 $3,795 $4,815 $6,225
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $17,206 $18,226 $19,636
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,951 $8,971 $10,381

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,977 $2,295 $2,847 $3,315 $4,257 $4,725
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500(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 $8,273 $8,566
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,499 $4,658
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,972 $4,112

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2827th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $55,618 ($56,268 male / $49,673 female)
Number of FT Faculty 86 (47 male / 39 female)
Number of PT Faculty 255
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $2,170,567

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