St. Philip's College

San Antonio, TX
School Type:
2-year, Public
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Open Admission
Required SAT
not required
Required ACT
not required
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1898
  • Enrollment: 12,653
  • Mascot: Phil the Tiger
  • Colors: Royal Blue and White
  • Motto: N/A
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: No
Short description

St. Philip's College, situated in the vibrant city of San Antonio, Texas, has a rich history that dates back to its founding in 1898. Originally established as a school for African-American girls, it has evolved significantly over the years. It holds the distinction of being one of the oldest historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States and is also recognized as a Hispanic-serving institution, reflecting its diverse student body and commitment to serving underrepresented communities.

Today, St. Philip's College is a dynamic 2-year public community college, boasting an enrollment of 12,653 students. It offers a wide range of Associate's degree programs, with popular majors including General Studies, Instrumentation Technology/Technician, Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, and Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training. These programs are designed to provide students with practical skills and knowledge, preparing them for successful careers in various fields.

Athletically, St. Philip's College is part of the Texas Collegiate Athletic Conference (TCAC), and its sports teams are known as the Tigers, represented by their mascot, Phil the Tiger. The college's royal blue and white colors symbolize its spirit and tradition. Although it doesn't offer campus housing, its urban setting provides students with numerous opportunities for cultural, educational, and recreational activities in San Antonio. 

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: 210-485-0555 Option 4
  • Admissions email: sac-outreach@alamo.edu

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  • Financial Aid: 210-486-0600
  • Financial Aid email: dst-sfs@alamo.edu

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Popular Majors
  • General Studies
  • Instrumentation Technology/Technician
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

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Texas Collegiate Athletic Conference (TCAC)

Team Name: Tigers

Men’s Sports:

  • Basketball

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Volleybal

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