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Why San Jac?

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Your academic experience is a collaborative adventure at San Jacinto College. 

Here you’ll have an umbrella of tools to advance your success: Classes that engage your passions and creative interests. Hands-on research and field work to build marketable skills. One of the most affordable tuition rates in Texas. Flexible schedules that make it easier to graduate and balance a busy life.

Our extensive support network helps you set the course for your future.

San Jacinto College is proud to be ranked as one of the Top 100 community colleges in the country. Read why...

Solid Preparation in Every Way

Earn an Associate Degree

Choose from 186 degrees and certificates in 46 technical programs that prepare you for high-growth careers. 

When you earn an Associate Degree at San Jacinto College, your options include exceptional programs for healthcare vocations, paralegals, computer technicians, diesel mechanics and audio visual engineers, and many more.

Transition to a Four-Year University

You’ll have a clear path to a university transfer if you want to continue your higher education after San Jacinto College. We partner closely with universities across Texas — including some of the state’s largest institutions — to make the transition seamless. When you complete your academic requirements at San Jacinto College, you’re guaranteed admission to most Texas universities. And you’ll be able to demonstrate your readiness for the core curriculum in your chosen field.

Advance your Career, Enrich Your Life

Your path to a promotion or personal enrichment can start at San Jacinto College. We offer abundant professional development courses and workforce training solutions. 

And you can access more than 150 ways to exercise your mind, body and soul in our community enrichment programs. Learn a new language, take ballroom dancing or Aikido, explore fine art photography or sharpen your investment skills. And if you’re 55 or older, our new Adult Learning Center can help you re-invent yourself as you develop new skills, hobbies and friendships.

Explore Your Options

If you’re not sure about your educational path, San Jac is a great place to refine your interests. Our Career Centers can help. Take a career assessment quiz or explore classes at San Jac to see what inspires you and where you want to go.

Our Key Benefits

Tuition is affordable at San Jacinto College, and scholarships abound. Our special tax-supported status means you pay only a modest fee for an outstanding education. 

At $50 per credit hour for in-district students — much lower than most colleges and universities — we’re one of the best investments you can make.  And you won’t be buried in tuition debt or housing costs. San Jac makes it easy to apply for our many financial aid opportunities, including part-time jobs on campus.

San Jacinto alumni are career-ready, thanks to real-world experience with our Greater Houston partners in business, industry, healthcare and government. Every day, we connect students to valuable job-training programs, internships and research opportunities in our community. We have extensive alumni networks and partnerships with high-growth employers to prepare the next generation of Houston leaders.

Our convenient, flexible course options make it easy to take advantage of San Jacinto College’s year-round learning opportunities. We offer:

  • Three campuses and 12 extension centers in Greater Houston (including Deer Park, Galena Park, Houston, La Porte, Pasadena, and Pearland)
  • Day, evening and weekend classes; two-week academic intensives over holiday breaks; summer program
  • Online courses and hybrid online/classroom programs
  • Courses for GED preparation, ESOL and dual-credit for qualified high school students

Our spirit of collaboration and support bolsters your success at San Jacinto College. Faculty members make themselves available and care about your progress. We offer extensive support services such as child care, job placement, counseling, financial aid, testing and disability assistance. And there’s every opportunity to cultivate friendships and personal growth. From lively student clubs and free team sports to theater, music and championship athletics, you can enjoy an amazing college experience at San Jac.