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San Jacinto College

San Jacinto College is a community college in the Greater Houston area in the U.S. state of Texas.Established in 1961, San Jacinto College originally consisted of the areas of Channelview ISD, Deer Park ISD, Galena Park ISD, La Porte ISD, and Pasadena ISD. The College now also serves Sheldon ISD, and portions of Clear Creek ISD and Humble ISD. San Jacinto College headquarters are located in Pasadena.

Location

Address
5800 Uvalde
City
Houston
State
TX
Zip/Post Code
77049-4513

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
28385
In State Tuition Fees
2800
Out State Tuition Fees
4300
ACT Score
25
SAT Score
1163
Male Female Ratio
43:57
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
23:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mascot
Gators
Colors
Blue And Gold
Conference
Region 14

College History

History

In May 1960, voters in the Channelview, Deer Park, Galena Park, La Porte, and Pasadena school districts approved the creation of East Harris County Union Junior College, elected seven members to serve on the Board of Regents and authorized the Board of Regents (now Board of Trustees) to levy a tax for the College operations and maintenance. On February 16, 1961, the Board of Regents changed the name of the district to The San Jacinto Junior College District. Using renovated buildings in Pasadena, the college welcomed 876 students to its first classes in September 1961. The San Jacinto Junior College District was approved and accredited by the Texas Department of Education when the college opened. The college was granted full membership in the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities on April 6, 1963. On November 4, 1968, Sheldon Independent School District was voted part of the College district. On November 30, 1966, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools first granted San Jacinto College accreditation. The North and South campuses were first accredited in 1976 and 1979, respectively. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation for all three campuses occurred in 1999. Bonds issued in 1972 included funds for the North Campus. Following five terms of extension classes offered at North Shore High School, the North Campus opened for classes on its site in the fall of 1975. In 1976, bonds were approved for a third campus. After several terms of extension classes offered at J. Frank Dobie High School, San Jacinto College South opened for classes in September 1979. In December 1999 voters approved the issuing of $91 million in general obligation bonds, allowing the construction of six new buildings including the Interactive Learning Centers and Fine Arts Centers. Another vote in May 2008 earmarked $295 million to create updated science facilities, allied health facilities, library improvements, and physical education facility improvements. Clear Horizons Early College High School opened its doors on the South campus in the fall of 2007. A partnership with Clear Creek ISD, this program allows students to earn an associate degree while simultaneously earning a high school diploma. In 2008, Hurricane Ike inflicted significant damage to the three campuses. Students were back in class in less than three weeks.

College Specialty

Specialty

Our mission is to ensure student success, create seamless transitions, and enrich the quality of life in the

Alumni

Alumni

Chad Deering � MLS midfielder who played for the Dallas Burn and the United States men's national soccer team, appearing in the 1998 FIFA World Cup Karith Foster � Comedian and national radio personality currently on Imus in the Morning Rick Hearst � Actor and winner of Daytime Emmy Awards Patrick Swayze - Actor Francisco Calvo - Costa Rican international footballer Andy Pettitte - Major League Baseball pitcher Steve Francis - Former NBA All-Star Roger Clemens - Former Major League Baseball pitcher Sam Cassell - Former NBA All-Star and current assistant coach of Washington Wizards Sean Nolin - Major League Baseball pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays

Campus

Campus

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