Why San Jac?

Why San Jac

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the College has introduced San Jac My Way for Fall 2020, with four flexible course methods and health and safety as a top priority.

San Jacinto College is one of the Top 10 Community Colleges in the Nation and we truly value our role in helping students succeed!

At San Jac, you’ll experience academics as a collaborative adventure. We will help provide the roadmap for you to embark on lifelong success!

  • Find your passion with more than 200 degrees and certificates
  • Save money with affordable tuition, financial aid, and student scholarships
  • Balance school, work, and home life with our flexible course schedules
  • Build marketable skills through hands-on research and field work
  • Spark creativity through dozens of lifelong learning programs
  • Get help every step of the way, from admissions and enrollment to financial aid and tutoring
  • Create lifelong friendships with your classmates and find lifelong mentors in our faculty

Apply today and you’ll be well on your way to the life you’ve dreamt of!



If you can dream it, you can pursue it at San Jacinto College! With more than 200 degrees and certificates across 80 programs, there’s something for everyone. Our programs will prepare you for high-growth careers in exciting fields like these: 

  • Business
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Engineering
  • Maritime Transportation
  • Nursing 
  • Personal Trainer
  • Process Technology
  • Real Estate
  • STEM
  • Theater & Film
  • Web Design
  • Welding
  • And much more!

Learn More: Areas of Study & Degrees A-Z

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.



With our simplified tuition, financial aid, and numerous scholarship opportunities, we’re one of the best investments you can make. Goodbye, student debt!

We know life can be a little hectic sometimes, so we offer convenient, flexible course options and year-round learning opportunities that fit your schedule and lifestyle!

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

Learn More: Our multiple locations


Get Support

We can’t wait to help you achieve your goals! Whether you’re a first-generation college student or a professional coming back to make a career change, we know everyone can use a little help from time to time. We offer many support services and resources across all campuses to lend a hand when you need it!


Campus Life

No matter which path you choose at San Jac, you’ll be able to connect with students just like you! Make new friends, get out of your comfort zone, and enjoy personal growth as a part of our campus life!


Next Steps

Transition to a Four-Year University

Get a head start on the ‘basics’ and then chart a clear course as a university transfer. Our statewide university partnerships mean you can transition seamlessly to a four-year institution to complete your degree.

After finishing your academic requirements at San Jac, you’ll be knowledgeable of your field’s core curriculum and have guaranteed admission to most Texas universities.

Learn More: Transferring from San Jac

Enhance Your Skills

Whether you’d like to advance your career or explore a new hobby, San Jacinto College’s Continuing and Professional Development division offers a wide array of courses to help you level up!

  • Boost your job skills
  • Learn a new language
  • Explore photography or cake decorating
  • Enjoy yoga or Tai Chi
  • Sharpen your investment skills or plan for retirement

Learn More: Continuing and Professional Development

Partner for Success

San 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.


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


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

Learn More: Partner with Us  


    Get ready for an amazing San Jacinto College experience!