Alvin Community College

Alvin Community College

Alvin Community College, ACC, is a two-year, public, comprehensive community college. Located in Alvin, Texas and founded in 1948, the college currently boasts an enrollment of more than 4,000 students each year. ACC offers a wide variety of professional programs and majors in diverse areas of study. It also provides transfer courses leading to four-year degree programs as well as distance learning opportunities through online courses.

ACC's diverse student body participates in various team sports offered by the college. The students participate in several indoor and outdoor sports including baseball and softball, and recreational sports such as racquetball, tennis, jogging, soccer, and table tennis. ACC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and their sports teams are known as the Dolphins.

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Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Rd
Alvin , TX 77511-4898
General Phone: (281) 756-3500

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Alvin Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts134liberal arts and sciences, general studies, sociology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine107EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Security and Law Enforcement92corrections, criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police, criminal science
Science and Laboratory Technician85chemical tech
Engineering Technician61electronics tech, robotics tech, computer systems tech, drafting
Business and Management51business, business management
Media37radio and television, desktop publishing and imaging
Computer Science and Engineering34computer programming
Law33legal secretary, legal assistant, court reporting
Medical Support and Technology31medical coding, cardiovascular tech, electroencephalographic tech, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, medical lab tech, mental health services tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts21chef training
Landscaping and Horticulture19ornamental horticulture
Mechanics and Repair18automobile mechanics
Medicine9medical preparatory
Art Studies8art studies
Medical Administration7medical secretary
Music6music performance
Therapy and Counseling6psychology, substance abuse counseling
Office and Administration4executive secretary, general office occupations
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Science3biology, physical sciences
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical education
Family and Social Work1child development

Number of programs and degrees for Alvin Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year12819
Associate's degree41837
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years22714
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years12

Alvin Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Alvin Community College had a total enrollment of 4,169 students (3,131 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 10%
Hispanic 22%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 13%
18-19 21%
20-21 15%
22-24 12%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Alvin Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %
Part-Time 25 %

Alvin Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Alvin, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Alvin Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,678
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,926
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Alvin Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 353900)

Alvin Community College Faculty

Alvin Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1221
Non-tenured and not on tenure track21

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year30$70,81626$63,942
All faculty totalcalendar year30$70,81626$63,942

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year23$56,08827$52,596
All faculty totalacademic year23$56,08827$52,596

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Alvin Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports02424

Alvin Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Robotics Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Landscaping And Horticulture
Ornamental Horticulture

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Tech/Tech
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physical Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Criminalistics and Criminal Science

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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