Why San Jac?

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, San Jacinto College is conducting altered operations for the foreseeable future. Please visit sanjac.edu/coronavirus for full details and FAQs.

At San Jacinto College, you’ll experience academics as a collaborative adventure, with us providing the roadmap for you to embark on lifelong success.

What if you could. . .

  • Engage your passions and spark creativity through accredited classes and programs
  • Build marketable skills through hands-on research and field work
  • Keep hard-earned money in your wallet with affordable tuition
  • Balance work and home life while earning a degree/certificate

Thanks to our extensive programs and support network, you don’t have to wish. You just have to apply.


San Jacinto College is proud to number among the top 10 community colleges in the nation! Read why…


What’s In It for Me?

Pursue Your Dream Career
MaritimeIf you can dream it, you can pursue it at San Jacinto College. Choose from more than 200 degrees/certificates in more than 80 programs to prepare for high-growth careers, such as . . . 

  • Accounting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Engineering
  • Maritime Transportation
  • Nursing 
  • Physical Therapy
  • Restaurant Management
  • Web Design
  • And much more

Learn More: Areas of Study & Degrees A-Z

Choose Your Path

Unsure about your educational path? Our Career Centers can help. Take a career assessment quiz and explore our classes to see what sparks your interest.

Partner for Success

students in labSan Jacinto College is proud to partner with local businesses, industries, and other entities to benefit students and meet the demand for a highly-skilled workforce.

Students: Enjoy valuable job training programs, internships, and research opportunities so you’re ready to enter your chosen career field immediately after graduation.

Businesses: Want to make an impact? We offer many opportunities to promote student success.

Learn More: Partner with Us 

Transition to a Four-Year University

students outside science buildingAt San Jacinto College, chart a clear course to university transfer. Our partnerships with universities statewide mean you can transition seamlessly to a four-year institution to complete your degree.

After finishing your academic requirements here, you’ll not only demonstrate readiness for your field’s core curriculum but also have guaranteed admission to most Texas universities.

Advance Your Career/Enrich Your Personal Life

Seeking a career promotion or personal enrichment?  San Jacinto College offers workforce training solutions and professional development courses.

Boost your job skills, or find hundreds of ways to exercise your body and mind in our community enrichment programs:

  • Learn a new language
  • Take ballroom dancing or Aikido
  • Explore fine art photography
  • Sharpen your investment skills

Learn More: Continuing and Professional Development

Enjoy Affordability & Flexibility

teacher studentsHow does San Jacinto College help you succeed? Let us count the ways:

• Affordable Tuition

• Job Connections

• Support Services 

• Financial Aid

At $50/credit hour for in-district students (much lower than most other institutions) and numerous scholarship opportunities, we’re one of the best investments you can make. Goodbye, student debt!

In addition, convenient, flexible course options mean year-round learning opportunities. We offer. . .

  • Four campuses
  • 12 local extension centers (including Deer Park, Galena Park, Houston, La Porte, Pasadena, and Pearland)
  • Day, evening, and weekend classes
  • Two-week academic intensives over holiday breaks
  • Summer programs
  • Online courses and hybrid online/classroom programs
  • GED preparation and ESOL courses
  • Dual-credit classes for high school students

College . . . Personalized for You

Chancellor with studentsHave questions? Smaller class sizes mean instructors care and are ready to help.

Need support? Extensive support services in childcare, job placement, counseling, financial aid, testing, and disability assistance ensure you maximize your time here.

Want to make new friends and grow personally? Get involved in campus life. . .

  • Student clubs
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Championship athletics
  • And much more

San Jacinto College . . . get ready for an amazing college experience!

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