In 1935, the residents of Galveston, Texas voted in favor of creating a Galveston Junior College District, however, the community struggled to secure tax funds for the new school district and plans halted that next year. It wasn't until 1966 that community leaders were able to approve funding for the junior college. Galveston College finally opened its doors in 1967 - more than 30 years after the initial proposal was created. Today, Galveston College is home to about 2,400 students and 5,000 continuing education participants.
Galveston College's mission states that it is "a comprehensive community college committed to teach and learning, creat[ing] accessible learning opportunities to fulfill individual and community needs by providing high-quality educational programs and services."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at Galveston College have access to the school's notable academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue academic transfer credits, workforce education, continuing education and developmental programs. Academic departments at Galveston College include Developmental Studies, Business, Science and Technology and Arts and Humanities with popular programs like accounting, criminal justice, physics, political science, physical education, business administration and computer science.
Student living and university living at Galveston College revolve around a variety of traditional student campus organizations and activities. In addition, students may enjoy the school's Whitecaps athletic programs, which compete in men's baseball and women's softball at the Division I level of the NJCAA.
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