San Antonio College

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School Overview

San Antonio College is a community college located in San Antonio, Texas. Also known as SAC, it is the oldest and largest public two-year school in the state of Texas. It is also one of the largest community college campuses in the nation, with over 22,000 credit students and 16,000 non-credit students enrolled every year.

SAC is a member of the Alamo Community College District. Students may pursue professional and vocational training, or transfer programs that allow student to transfer course credits to a four-year university. SAC also provides technical training courses and continuing education programs for adults.
The 37-acre campus is situated on the outskirts of downtown San Antonio, near San Pedro Park.

Campus facilities include a student center and food court, the visual arts and technology center, the fine arts center, the nursing center, the Koehler Cultural Center, the Longwith Radio, Television and Film building, and the Scobee Planetarium. The Candler Physical Education Center features indoor swimming, tennis courts, basketball courts, racquetball and a dance studio.

General Information

Admission Office

1300 San Pedro Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78212-4299

(210) 486-0700

(800) 944-7575

Fax: (210) 486-1543

Contact: J. Martin Ortega

Director of Admissions and Records
Main Address

1300 San Pedro Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78212-4299

(210) 733-2000

Total undergrads: 21,766


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Nursing requires 2.5 GPA, satisfactory completion of human anatomy/physiology and ethics. Mortuary science program requires admissions interview, proof of complete hepatitis B vaccination series (or submit a waiver/declination form), and counseling card. Dental assisting requires complete dental assisting technology program application, proof of advisement, formal admission to college, and counseling card.

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $2,378 $2,546 $2,762 $2,846 +3.04%
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,350 $1,900 $1,900 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $3,578 $3,896 $4,662 $4,746 +1.80%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,341 70%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,296 68% $5,384,924 $4,155
• Federal grants 993 52% $4,070,888 $4,100
• Pell grants 988 52% $3,585,855 $3,629
• Other federal grants 735 38% $485,033 $660
Local and state government scholarships or grants 837 44% $1,262,551 $1,508
Institutional scholarships or grants 46 2% $51,485 $1,119
Student loan financial aid 112 6% $479,285 $4,279
• Federal student loans 111 6% $472,508 $4,257
• Other student loans 1 0% $6,777 $6,777

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1271 654
Architecture and Related Services 8
Architecture 8
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Biology and Biological Sciences 2
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 83 76
Accounting Technology and Bookkeeping 6 7
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Studies 9 4
Banking and Financial Support Services 6 6
Business Administration and Management 17 15
Business/commerce 40
Business and Office Technology/data Entry 30
Real Estate 5 14
Communication and Journalism Studies 17
Journalism 1
Radio and Television 16
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 34 29
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance 6 22
Computer Programming/programmer 15 7
Network and System Administration/administrator 1
System, Networking, and Lan/wan Management/manager 12
Education 118 5
General Education 61
Teacher Assistant/aide 5
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 57
Engineering 20
Engineering 20
Engineering Technology 24 11
Cad/cadd Drafting and/or Design Technology/technician 6 2
Civil Engineering Technology/technician 1 2
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 6 5
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting Cad/cadd 4
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/technician 2 2
Telecommunications Technology/technician 5
English Language and Literature/letters 2
Rhetoric and Composition 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 10 1
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 10 1
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 277 83
Communication Sciences and Disorders 4
Dental Assisting/assistant 13 13
Dental Laboratory Technology/technician 2
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 5 29
Medical Transcription/transcriptionist 4
Medical/clinical Assistant 11 7
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 1
Pharmacy Technician/assistant 26
Pre-nursing Studies 6
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 230
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling 5 4
History 2
History 2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 54 274
Corrections 9
Criminal Justice/police Science 37 232
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 2
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician 6 42
Human Services 5 6
Public Administration 5 6
Legal Studies 15 12
Court Reporting/court Reporter 4 12
Legal Assistant/paralegal 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 397 44
General Studies 1 3
Humanities/humanistic Studies 41
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 396
Mathematics and Statistics 6
Mathematics 6
Personal and Culinary Services 12 10
Funeral Direction/service 10
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science 12
Physical Sciences 24
Physical Sciences 24
Psychology 38
Psychology 38
Social Sciences 18 2
Anthropology 1
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 2 2
Political Science and Government 5
Sociology 10
Visual and Performing Arts 75 43
Art/art Studies 12
Commercial and Advertising Art 43
Design and Visual Communications 21
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 6
Graphic Design 11
Music Management 10
Music 4
Photography 11
Work and Family Studies 30 58
Child Care and Support Services Management 1 1
Child Development 29 57
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Graphic Design A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services C
Banking/Financial Services C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry C
Operations Management C
Real Estate C

Communications & Journalism

Journalism A
Radio/Television A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer/Systems Security A,C
Game design and development C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C
System Administration C
Web/Multimedia Design C


Teacher Assistance A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
CAD/CADD Drafting/Design C
Civil Engineering/Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Occupational Safety A,C
Telecommunications A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Adult Development/Aging C
Child Care Management C
Child Care Service C
Child Development A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance C
Emergency Medical Technology C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C

Law & Legal Studies

Court Reporting C
Legal Administrative Assistance C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies C
Liberal Arts & Sciences C


Mathematics – General A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies A

Personal & Culinary Services

Funeral Direction C
Funeral Services/Mortuary Science A


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration A,C

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A
Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Police Science A,C
Security Services Management A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

San Antonio College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (210) 486-0000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1819 N. Main Ave.,, San Antonio, TX 78212-3941
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 19,499
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 12,954 (66% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $6,690
Out-of-state Tuition: $14,220
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 78%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,816

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

San Antonio College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at San Antonio College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 86
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 64
Education 12
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 67
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 52
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 107
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 34
Legal Professions and Studies 23
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 31
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Social Sciences 14
Visual and Performing Arts 28
Grand total 4969

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at San Antonio College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,690
Out-of-state $14,220
Books and supplies $1,674

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 758 78%
Grant or scholarship aid 751 77% $4,816
Student loan aid 67 7% $5,619

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 6,654 38% $4,208
Federal student loans 1,111 6% $5,974

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for San Antonio College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled San Antonio College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

San Antonio College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 19,499
Undergraduate enrollment 19,499
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

San Antonio College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation
    • Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Laboratory Technology (DT)
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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