St Philips College

St Philips College

St. Philip's College, or SPC, is among the oldest and most diverse community colleges in the United States. It was established in the year 1898. The college operates on a semester basis and enrolls more than 10,000 credit students and over 5,000 continuing education students. SPC offers more than 60 different academic and technical degrees in a variety of disciplines. It prepares students pursuing an industrial or technical career through a certificate or associate degree program.

SPC's Southwest Campus is a major satellite operation of the college. It plays a significant role as the primary center for technical and industrial training and education in the South Texas region.

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St Philips College
1801 Martin Luther King Dr
San Antonio , TX 78203-2098
General Phone: (210) 531-3200

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St Philips College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine222pre-nursing, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Mechanics and Repair179communications install and repair, computer repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech
Medical Support and Technology163medical coding, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, medical lab tech, histologic tech, pre-pharmacy
Liberal Arts150foreign language and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, economics, sociology, history
Engineering Technician109biomedical tech, HVAC tech, construction engineering tech, computer systems tech, architectural drafting
Business and Management68business management, accounting technology
Cooking and Culinary Arts49chef training, restaurant and catering management
Computer Science and Engineering44computer programming, network management, computer security
Family and Social Work37child development, social work
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy33exercise science, occupational therapist assistant
Medical Administration30medical records tech, medical secretary
Therapy and Counseling27psychology, physical therapist assistant
Construction Trades25electrician, pipefitting
Education and Teaching23education
Production Trades19machinist, welding
Office and Administration15data entry, administrative assistant
Science12biology, chemistry
Medicine12pre-dentistry, pre-med
Hospitality9tourism and travel, hotel management
Law5pre-law, legal secretary
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and safety
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Design1design and visual communication
Fine Arts1fine arts
Photography and Commercial Art1photography

Number of programs and degrees for St Philips College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year35125
Associate's degree69158
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1994

St Philips College Student Body

St Philips College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, St Philips College had a total enrollment of 9,256 students (11,798 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 32%
Black 18%
Hispanic 46%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 17%
20-21 14%
22-24 14%
25-29 16%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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


St Philips College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 20 %

St Philips College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of San Antonio, 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.

St Philips College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,122
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,762
Books and supplies $ 1,350

Financial Aid:
St Philips College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 360800)

St Philips College Faculty

St Philips College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3037
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2325

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$67,1691*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
Lecturercalendar year17$27,45918$30,252
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year22$36,94220$34,371

*: 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 year18$76,01212$66,123
Associate professoracademic year11$74,0056$62,050
Assistant professoracademic year21$56,78022$64,856
Instructoracademic year58$57,75251$51,603
Lectureracademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year110$61,29992$57,089

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

St Philips College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Systems Security
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Construction Trades
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Design and Visual Communications, General

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

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Histologic Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pre-Nursing Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Photography And Commercial Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Psychology, General

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What Sets St Philips College Apart:

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Top 8%St Philips College Number of students
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Top 12%St Philips College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
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Top 14%St Philips College Minority % of student body
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 17%St Philips College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
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Top 18%St Philips College % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
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 Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)

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