Victoria College: Narrative Description

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2200 East Red River
Victoria, TX 77901-4494
Tel: (361)573-3291; Admissions: (361)573-3291; Fax: (361)572-3850; Web Site:

Description: County-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1925. Setting: 80-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 4,244. Students come from 4 states and territories, 2 other countries, 0.2% Native American, 29% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 49% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: THEA required; SAT I or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Area resident tuition: $810 full-time, $81 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1230 full-time, $123 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1650 full-time, $220 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $360 full-time, $12 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Most popular organization: Student Senate. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Victoria College Library with 150,000 books and 1,500 serials. Operations spending 2002-03: $466,045. 225 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 50,000. After the battle of San Jacinto, the first military capital of the new republic was established here in Victoria. Today, the area is known for its cattle raising. The city is located 25 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Local industries include chemicals, sand and gravel mining, and oil and gas production. Part-time employment is limited. The climate is mild. Victoria is reached by bus and airline connections. The community has several churches. Local recreation includes salt water fishing, boating, swimming and water skiing in the Gulf of Mexico, a municipal park and golf courses.

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