University description (as per official university website)
Brazosport College is an open door, equal access higher education institution committed to providing the best courses, programs, and activities that can be organized and presented to meet the identified needs of adult learners from varied backgrounds. Enrollment from January to December 2008 was approximately 27,9884 students in both credit and non-credit courses. Since its establishment in 1968, the college has played an important role in the personal successes of more than 100,000 students and has become the key provider of a highly-trained work force for local industry employers in Brazoria County.
Brazosport College offers a broad range of courses and classes to address diverse educational goals. Students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree can enroll in introductory academic classes, as well as courses in sixteen majors which transfer to four-year schools.
For students seeking a certificate or degree in an occupational/technical field, Brazosport College offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Applied Technology in Industrial Management in four areas and an Associate of Applied Science degree in nineteen areas. Additionally, an ever-broadening community education program is designed to address the diverse needs of people of all ages within the communities served by the college. From Saturday Morning Enrichment classes designed for K-fifth graders, and summertime Kids' College and Teen College, to the Adult Life and Learning Program for our senior neighbors, Brazosport College has lifelong opportunities for learning adventures.
Brazosport College students use equipment similar to that used in business and industry; class size allows a 1:1 student to computer ratio in the campus computer labs. The college's chemical processing lab facility affords hands-on training in plant operations. Telecourse and computer transmission of classes also allows offering of popular courses such as history, government, psychology and sociology via local public television channels; and English, history and chemistry via the Internet. Brazosport College also has a network to broadcast telecourses from the campus to area high schools, and to the community. Participation in the Virtual College of Texas permits Brazosport College to serve as a clearinghouse for Internet and telecourses offered at other sites.
RECOGNITION AND ACCREDITATION
Brazosport College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award Baccalaureate Degrees and Associate Degrees. Documents attesting to this accreditation are on file in the office of the president in the C-wing of the college.
THE COLLEGE CAMPUS
The Brazosport College campus occupies 156 acres of beautiful, naturally landscaped grounds enclosed on two sides by the winding Oyster Creek. It is convenient to all towns and cities in South Brazoria County: 22 miles from Sweeny, 19 miles from West Columbia, 11 miles from Brazoria, eight miles from Freeport and Angleton, and only two miles from Lake Jackson, Clute, and Richwood. In addition, it is easily reached from Highways 288, 332, and 227 and County Road 227.
Brazosport College exists to improve quality of life by providing associate and baccalaureate degree programs, academic transfer programs, job skills training, and cultural enrichment in an efficient and cost effective manner. The board, faculty and staff are committed to student success by responding to student needs, creating a dynamic learning environment, exceeding expectations, and enriching our community.
Brazosport College offers many Financial Aid options to help you cover the cost of college. You will find a wealth of useful information about the many scholarships and financial aid opportunities. You are encouraged to apply for scholarships, financial aid and other resources by the appropriate deadlines.