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Galveston College

Enrollment (Fiscal 2007)

  • Total Enrollment:
  • 3,769
  • In-District:*
  • 82.0%
  • Out-of-District:*
  • 0.0%
  • Full-time:**
  • 30.2%
  • Female:
  • 64.7%
  • Male:
  • 35.3%
  • Anglo:
  • 51.4%
  • Hispanic:
  • 23.5%
  • African American:
  • 20.1%
  • Asian:
  • 2.7%
  • Native American:
  • 0.3%
  • International:
  • 1.6%
  • Other:
  • 0.4%

* Percentage of annual unduplicated enrollment. Out-of-state and continuing education students not included.
** Full-time enrollment of students seeking college credit.

Contact Information

Dr. W. Myles Shelton, President
4015 Ave. Q
Galveston, Texas 77550
(409) 944-4242

Tuition, Rate Per Semester Credit Hour

Resident of District Tuition & Fee Rate: $46.81

Nonresident Tuition & Fee Rate: $77.13

Program Description

Galveston College offers university transfer courses, two-year associate degrees, one-year certificates, work force training and continuing education programs.

University Transfer: For students interested in obtaining a four-year degree, Galveston College offers transferable courses that will provide the first two years in general studies. Galveston College has formal articulation agreements with the University of Texas Medical Branch, Texas A&M Galveston, the University of Houston-Clear Lake and the University of Houston-Downtown.

Career Programs: Galveston College offers a variety of career programs that lead directly to the job market, including the following, whose graduates are in high demand:

  • nursing – Galveston College one-year vocational nurses and two-year associate degree nurses are recruited throughout the region for hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.
  • allied health – the college offers nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy, respiratory therapy, emergency medical services and surgical technology.
  • culinary arts and hotel, restaurant and tourism management – Galveston College offers two-year degrees for those entering the area’s growing hospitality market.
  • education and criminal justice – public service careers are available to graduates of our two-year programs in education and criminal justice.

Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded, fiscal 2007

  • Total:
  • 332
  • Associates:
  • 195
  • Certificates:
  • 108

Total does not include an advanced technology certificate program that comprises 16 to 50 semester credit hours and requires students to have an associate or bachelor’s degree or to be a junior in a bachelor’s degree program.

Number and share of students either enrolled in a Texas four-year institution or employed within six months of graduation, fiscal 2006:
Academic Students Percentage Technical Students Percentage
Employed Only2754.0%20393.1%
Employed and Enrolled (in Senior Institutions)1734.0%73.2%
Enrolled Only (in Senior Institutions)36.0%10.5%
Enrolled Only (in Community Colleges)00.0%31.4%
Not Found36.0%41.8%
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