Brazosport College

Brazosport College

Brazosport College, also referred to as BC, is located in Lake Jackson, Texas, United States. The college was established in the year 1968 and, at present, enrolls more than 4,000 students every year. BC offers degrees and certificate programs to students through the following academic divisions:

  • Division of Applied Technology
  • Division of Communication and Fine Arts
  • Division of Computer Technology and Office Administration
  • Division of Construction Trades
  • Division of Mathematics and Life Sciences
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Process Technologies
  • Division of Social Sciences and Business

The students of Brazosport College publish a monthly newspaper called "The Navigator." This newspaper is sponsored by the college's communications department. There are also a large number of student clubs and organizations including Phi Theta Kappa and Mystery Club.

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Brazosport College
500 College Dr
Lake Jackson , TX 77566-3199
General Phone: (979) 230-3000

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Brazosport Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts113liberal arts and sciences
Engineering Technician53instrumentation tech, occupational safety tech, construction engineering tech, computer hardware tech, drafting
Construction Trades49electrician, pipefitting
Production Trades46machinist, welding
Mechanics and Repair32HVAC, automobile mechanics
Science and Laboratory Technician31chemical tech
Office and Administration30administrative assistant
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and police
Computer Science and Engineering16computer programming
Nursing and Emergency Medicine10EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse
Family and Social Work7child development
Business and Management4business management
Transportation1construction equipment operation

Number of programs and degrees for Brazosport in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7915
Associate's degree21119
Award of less than 1 academic year11814
Bachelor's degree41

Brazosport Student Body

In 2007-2008, Brazosport had a total enrollment of 3,753 students (2,270 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 8%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 22%
18-19 22%
20-21 13%
22-24 11%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Brazosport Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %
Part-Time 40 %

Brazosport Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Lake Jackson, 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.

Brazosport Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Brazosport Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,674
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,802
Books and supplies $ 931

Financial Aid:
Brazosport participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 728700)

Brazosport Faculty

Brazosport has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year16$89,7782*
Associate professorcalendar year2*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*4$65,365
No academic rankcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year19$86,0757$72,738

*: 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
Professoracademic year1*0*
Associate professoracademic year7$47,0449$51,359
Assistant professoracademic year13$47,00816$45,914
Instructoracademic year8$33,7627$33,780
All faculty totalacademic year29$44,02332$44,791

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

Brazosport Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General

Construction Trades
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter

Engineering Technician
Computer Hardware Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

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Brazosport Highlights

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What Sets Brazosport Apart:

% of degrees in science and laboratory technician
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Top 6%Brazosport % of degrees in science and laboratory technician
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 7%Brazosport Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 10%Brazosport % of degrees in office and administration
Male % of student body
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Top 13%Brazosport Male % of student body
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Brazosport % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Brazosport % of degrees in construction trades
% of degrees in engineering technician
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Top 15%Brazosport % of degrees in engineering technician
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Brazosport Number of degree programs
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Brazosport % of degrees in production trades
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Brazosport Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 18%Brazosport % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Number of students
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Top 19%Brazosport Number of students

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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 Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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