Galveston College

Galveston College

Galveston College, popularly known as GC, was established in 1967. It is a comprehensive community college situated in Galveston, Texas, United States. GC's recent enrollments have been more than 2,000 students every year.

A large number of associate's degrees and certificate programs are offered to the students. One can opt for courses in the fields of communications, humanities, fine arts, social sciences, math, science, and behavioral science. Distance education programs are also available.

The athletics department of Galveston College fields teams in volleyball, softball, and baseball. They are known as the Whitecaps, and are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I, and Region XIV Athletic Conference.

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Galveston College
4015 Ave Q
Galveston , TX 77550-7496
General Phone: (409) 944-1220

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Galveston Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts132liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine109EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology83nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, surgical tech, radiographer, phlebotomy
Security and Law Enforcement24criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Office and Administration5administrative assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts4chef training
Medical Administration4medical secretary
Computer Science and Engineering1computer programming
Science and Laboratory Technician1biology tech
Art Studies0art studies
Business and Management0business management, accounting

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years16914
Associate's degree15615
Award of less than 1 academic year381

Galveston Student Body

In 2007-2008, Galveston had a total enrollment of 2,044 students (1,340 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 20%
Hispanic 23%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 20%
20-21 16%
22-24 14%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

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

(International Students)3%

Galveston Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 51 %
Part-Time 32 %

Galveston Room and Board (2007)

Galveston offers campus housing for 55 of its 1,340 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 10 meals per week.

Galveston Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,414
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,314
Room and board $ 2,493
Room charge $ 1,208
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,285
Books and supplies $ 833
Other expenses $ 3,553

Financial Aid:
Galveston participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 497200)

Galveston Faculty

Galveston 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
Instructorcalendar year3$80,4783$60,335
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$80,4784$60,806

*: 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 year4$70,2891*
Associate professoracademic year2*3$67,941
Assistant professoracademic year6$61,6823$56,970
Instructoracademic year14$54,69217$61,105
All faculty totalacademic year26$59,90324$62,197

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

Galveston Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01616

Galveston Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Surgical Technology/Technologist

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

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

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

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What Sets Galveston Apart:

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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 5%Galveston Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 10%Galveston Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Galveston Dorm rooms per full-time student
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 16%Galveston Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 18%Galveston % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
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 Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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