St. Philips College, located in San Antonio, Texas, was founded 1898 as a school for recently freed slaves. The originally provided technical training in sewing on weekends but over the next fifty years grew into a high school then junior college. In 1942 operation of the school was taken over by the city of San Antonio, which kept the St. Phillips Junior College Name. With the formation of the Alamo Community College District, the school changed its name to better represent its role in the community and its program offerings. St. Phillips College is the only institution to be federally designated as a Historically Black College and Hispanic Serving Institution. St. Phillips College serves over 9000 students annually.
St. Phillips College offers over 70 programs of study resulting in a certificate or associate degree. The large number of programs allow students to choose the academic or career program that best suits their future goals. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the freshman and sophomore years of a four year education, followed by transfer to a college or university to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. The requirements for transfer admissions will vary between colleges, and as a result it is recommended students meet with a curriculum that best assists their transfer goals.
Career training programs provide the skills and training necessary to enter the workforce as professionals. Students will study a particular field, obtaining practical and traditional education, ensuring the student has the experience and knowledge required to perform tasks and duties associated with the profession. Programs typically take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or associate degree demonstrating competency in the field and allowing for immediate employment at the entry level.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open enrollment institution, any students who meet the minimum requirements for admission will be admitted to the school upon submission of the application for enrollment. Along with the application, students should provide all pertinent transcripts and standardized test scores. Students may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. New students are encouraged to participate in orientation and meet with a counselor to discuss goals and outline a program curriculum. Registration takes place before the start of each semester with fees due shortly thereafter.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA), the resulting student aid report (SAR) from which will be used to determine financial need, program eligibility, and monetary awards. Financial aid must be applied for prior to posted deadlines, and must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic semester. Students will have to maintain a minimum academic standard to receive financial aid. The school may ask for additional financial documentation in order to verify the accuracy of the SAR prior to the disbursement of funds.
St. Phillips College is located in San Antonio which provides access to a large number of cultural and extracurricular resources. Students are encouraged to visit museums, festivals, and shows that take place in the area throughout the year. On campus, the school offers athletic programs and a large number of clubs and organizations, allowing students to pursue interests with like minded individuals. The school's E.L. Turbon Student Center provides a location for gathering, offering games, refreshments, meeting areas and a performing venue. Student life is encouraged through the posting of events on and off campus, providing students with information necessary to pursue non-academic interests.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,000-$2,400
- Out-of-State: $11,000-$12,790
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $67-$80 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $360-$430 per credit 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||76%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||72%||$5,704|
|Receiving Student Loans||5%||$5,988|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, St Philips College may offer student services like:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Bexar County and community colleges in Texas as a whole.
|St Philips College||Bexar County||Texas|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1973)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1972)
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by St Philips College by clicking the request information to the right.
(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
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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