During the 2021-2022 academic year, San Jacinto College celebrated 60 years of service through education, partnerships, and growth in East Harris County. 

The College opened in September 1961 in a rented storefront in downtown Pasadena. By the end of the first week, San Jac had an enrollment of 876 students. Today, it boasts more than 41,000 credit and non-credit students each year and has grown to be a Top 5 community college in the nation.

Over the decades, the College expanded to five campuses across East Harris County, including its newest addition, Generation Park, a 55,000-square-foot facility that houses general education and academic classes. 

San Jac has increased its offerings to more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study, including university transfer courses, workforce certificates/training, and Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. Nursing, one of the College’s original programs, recently expanded to include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The program saw its first cohort graduate in December 2021.

Has the College made an impact on you? As an alumnus/alumna or current/former employee, you can share your story with us at sanjac.edu/share-your-story.