Coastal Bend College (CBC) is a two-year community college in Beeville, Texas. First known as Bee County College, the school was founded in 1965. The campus is located in a rural setting about five kilometers from downtown Beeville and just under a hundred miles from the Gulf of Mexico.
The college has three branch campuses in Kingsville, Alice, and Pleasanton as well as an education center at McConnell Prison in Beeville. The college serves a wide catchment area, including Bee, Brooks, McMullen, Duva, Karnes, Live Oak, and Jim Wells counties. Altogether, this area covers more than 9,000 square miles. Today over 3,500 students are enrolled in classes here at any given time.