Coastal Bend College (CBC)

3800 Charco Rd, Beeville, TX

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Coastal Bend College, located in Beeville, Texas, was founded in 1965 and was originally known as Bee County College and was established through a vote that established the Bee County Junior College District. The school supports nearly 4000 students annually through a variety of programs and services that offer academic and professional options for individuals of all ages. The school serves multiple counties in whole or in part through campuses located in Beeville, Alice, Kingsville and Pleasonton.


Individuals enrolled at Coastal Bend College may choose from a variety of courses and programs to suit their needs. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education locally and at low cost then move to a four year institution to complete the final two years. Career programs provide education and training in a high demand field or industry with the purpose of entering the workforce after completion as a qualified professional. Additionally, continuing and adult education courses are available for individuals seeking professional or personal growth.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

CBC is an open enrollment institution, and as such admits any individual over eighteen years of age or having a high school diploma if they complete the application, pay all fees, and submit transcripts and test scores if available. Applicants may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in orientation and meeting with a counselor is encouraged. Financial aid is available as loans, grants and scholarships awarded based on need as determined by a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $1,800 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $70 to $84 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid89%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships80%$2,883
Receiving Student Loans21%$2,746

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Coastal Bend College may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for Coastal Bend College, versus those community colleges in Texas, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 CBCBee CountyTexas
Graduation Rate29.5%-16.5%
Transfer-out Rate26.7%-20.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1971)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2010)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production


Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Coastal Bend College.

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