San Jac celebrates nearly 100,000 grads in 60 years

From a humble beginning with five graduates 60 years ago, San Jacinto College launched 3,295 students into better careers and brighter futures this spring.

Spring 2022 Graduation by the Numbers
  • Age gap between youngest and oldest graduate: 54 years (15 and 69)
  • Degrees/certificates awarded: 3,984
  • Graduates at commencement: 1,500

On May 13, a sea of black caps and gowns filled the floor of NRG Stadium for the College’s spring 2022 commencement ceremony.

Sixty years ago, San Jac ended its first academic year with a graduating class of five students, all transfers from other colleges. This spring the College awarded nearly 4,000 degrees and certificates to students.

Since San Jac opened in a Pasadena storefront in fall 1961, almost 100,000 graduates have left the College empowered to achieve their goals and explore new opportunities.

Congrats to the class of 2022! Scroll through the photo album below or visit

Spring 2022 Commencement