San Jacinto College

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School Overview

San Jacinto College is a community college located in the Houston, Texas, metropolitan area. The main campus is in Pasadena, Texas, with North and South campuses in Houston.

San Jacinto specializes in paramedic training and offers a variety of certification programs, including basic, intermediate and paramedic level. Approximately 40% of students graduate the program on their first attempt, according to Texas ESM magazine.

Each of the three campuses has their own athletic programs and mascots. The Pasadena campus is represented by the San Jacinto Central Ravens. The Houston campuses are represented by the San Jacinto South Coyotes and the San Jacinto North Gators.

General Information

Admission Office

8060 Spencer Highway

Pasadena, TX 77505-5999

(281) 998-6150

Fax: (281) 478-2720

Contact: Wanda Simpson

Director of Enrollment Services
Main Address

8060 Spencer Highway

Pasadena, TX 77505

(281) 998-6150

Total undergrads: 24,834

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 5,803

Degree-seeking undergrads: 24,635


Suburban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for health science program. Psychological Services Bureau test and interview required of nursing applicants. SAT or ACT score used for nursing, medical laboratory technology, radiography, and respiratory programs.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Design/Visual Communications C
Drama/Theater Arts A
Film Studies A
Interior Design C
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A
Biotechnology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
International Business A
Management Information Systems A
Real Estate A,C

Communications & Journalism

Journalism A

Communications Technologies

Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A
Radio/Television Broadcasting C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A,C
Web/Multimedia Management C

Construction Trades

Power/Electric Transmission A,C


Engineering Mechanics A

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies A
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies C
Instrumentation Technology A,C
Occupational Safety A,C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management C
Child Development A,C
Institutional Food Production A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science A
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dietician Assistant A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology A,C
Mental Health Services Technology C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Optometric Technician/Assistant A,C
Pharmacy Assistance C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Respiratory Therapy A
Substance Abuse Counseling C
Surgical Technology A,C


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

General interdisciplinary studies C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C
Facial Treatments C
Food Prep/Professional Cooking A,C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Geology A
Physical Sciences – General A
Physics A

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology A,C


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration A

Science Technologies

Chemical Technology A,C

Security & Protective Services

Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Police Science A,C

Social Sciences

Cartography C
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew A
Aviation Management A,C
Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicle Operation 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 Jacinto Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (281) 998-6150
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 32,452
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 19,286 (59% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $3,240
Out-of-state Tuition: $5,040
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 51%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,572

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

San Jacinto Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at San Jacinto Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 138
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 64
Construction Trades 31
Education 5
Engineering 2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 106
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 31
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 2012
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 32
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 74
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Personal and Culinary Services 136
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 4
Precision Production 21
Psychology 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 11
Social Sciences 3
Transportation and Materials Moving 23
Visual and Performing Arts 47
Grand total 9089

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at San Jacinto Community 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 $3,240
Out-of-state $5,040
Books and supplies $1,641

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 1,248 51%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,108 46% $5,572
Student loan aid 85 3% $3,524

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 13,907 43% $2,734
Federal student loans 1,104 3% $5,757

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for San Jacinto Community 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 Jacinto Community 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 Jacinto Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 32,452
Undergraduate enrollment 32,452
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 Jacinto Community College Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*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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