FINANCIAL AID RATE76%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE30
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$4,115
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
San Antonio College (SHSU)
1806 Ave J, Huntsville, TX
San Antonio College (SAC) is a two-year community college offering programs for associate's degrees, certificates for vocational or career training, continuing education, as well as college transfer study programs. SAC offers an excellent faculty and flexible scheduling to help a variety of students meet their educational needs. Flexible scheduling is available through day and evening classes, weekend classes, Internet courses, tele-courses, and off-campus classes.
San Antonio College is one of five Alamo Colleges serving Bexar County and the surrounding area. The Alamo Colleges are Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, St. Philip's College and Northeast Lakeview College.
San Antonio College was founded in 1925 as the "University Junior College" as part of the University of Texas. Control of the college was later transferred to the San Antonio Independent School District. At that point its name was changed to "San Antonio Junior College."
In 1945, a newly formed San Antonio Junior College District assumed control of San Antonio Junior College and St. Philip's Junior College. In 1951, a renamed "San Antonio College" moved to its present site at San Pedro Avenue in San Antonio. The college gained accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1955. In the 1960s, the college developed into a comprehensive community college, adding occupational, technical and continuing education courses to its curriculum.
The San Antonio Junior College District became the Alamo Community College District in 1982, and was later referred to as "Alamo Colleges."
The academic calendar for San Antonio College follows the semester format, with fall and spring semesters, a short "Maymester," and a few short summer sessions.
Colleges and Schools
Academic units at San Antonio College are divided into departments, rather than into colleges and schools. The academic departments at San Antonio College include:
- Arts and Sciences
- Professional and Technical Education
- Continuing Education and Workforce Development
- Distance Education
- Internet Courses
- Off-Campus Courses
There are many student clubs and organizations available for involvement at San Antonio College, and the Office of Student Life (OSL) also organizes many events and activities for students hoping to connect with others. Some of the many student organizations on campus include the Astronomy Club, Black Student Alliance, Catholic Student Association, Gay and Lesbian Association (GALA), the Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES), and many recreational sports teams, among others.
The Loftin Student Center houses the school cafeteria, many vendor outlets, and rooms that are available to rent for an event or activity.
The SAC school colors are red and white, and the school mascot is the ranger.
The SAC sports program provides all student-athletes with an opportunity for sports competition. All student-athletes who wish to try out for a team must be enrolled at SAC in 9 credit hours, must be in good standing, and carry a 2.0 GPA. San Antonio College is part of the South Texas Club Sports League (STCSL). SAC "rangers" athletic teams include:
In addition to its San Antonio Campus, the district of Alamo Colleges offers the following satellite campuses and locations:
- St. Philip's College Southwest Campus
- Advanced Technology Center
- St. Philip's College Military Base Locations
- Palo Alto College Off-Campus Locations
- Northwest Vista College at Data Point
- Central Texas Technology Center, New Braunfels, TX
- Alamo Colleges Community Education Centers
- Westside Workforce Education and Training Center
- Greater Kerrville - Alamo Colleges Center
The SAC Office of Student Engagement provides many opportunities for students to assist the community through service learning initiatives. San Antonio College strives to instill civic responsibility in its students, faculty and staff, while also helping the surrounding communities. The service areas of San Antonio College include Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr and Wilson counties.
The SAC offers community access to its Koehler Cultural Center, Scobee Planetarium, theatre events, music events and visual arts gallery. SAC's home, San Antonio, is a good area for exploring history and art, with lots of restaurants, recreation and entertainment. The San Antonio River Walk offers access to good restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues. There are three fall music festivals in the area, many theme and water parks, the San Antonio Zoo, King William Historic District, and more.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give you an idea of the students San Antonio College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,000-$3,600
- Out-of-State: $14,000-$16,780
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $99-$120 per unit
- Out-of-State: $470-$560 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||76%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||76%||$4,863|
|Receiving Student Loans||6%||$5,517|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, San Antonio College may offer services including:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
- Day care for children
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Dental Laboratory Technician Program
- English Language Program
- Funeral Service Education Program
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by San Antonio College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to San Antonio College.
- St Philips College in Austin, TX (3 miles away)
- Palo Alto College in Houston, TX (9 miles away)
- Northwest Vista College in Washington, DC (13 miles away)
- Austin Community College District in Sherman, TX (77 miles away)
- Southwest Texas Junior College in San Antonio, TX (77 miles away)
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