University description (as per official university website)
Galveston College has served the learning interests of Galveston residents, businesses and industries for nearly forty two years. Many groups and individuals, both past and present, have played an important part in the development of Galveston College.
It is known that as early as 1934 there was considerable local interest in a community junior college for Galveston. Interested citizens were able to call and hold an election on November 2, 1935, which created a junior college district with geographical boundaries coterminous with those of the Galveston Independent School District.
Galveston College Vision
“GALVESTON COLLEGE - a beacon of light guiding lifelong learning."
Galveston College Mission
“GALVESTON COLLEGE, a comprehensive community college committed to teaching and learning, creates accessible learning opportunities to fulfill individual and community needs by providing high-quality educational programs and services.”
Galveston College Values
The shared values listed below are among the beliefs which guide Galveston College in the development of its mission, goals, programs, and services:
The Financial Aid program at Galveston College provides financial assistance to those students, who without such aid, would not be able to pursue a higher education. The primary responsibility for financing an education rests with the student and their family, and Galveston College is aware that assistance beyond the family's resources sometimes becomes necessary. In cases where financial need for eligible students is documented, Galveston College will assist, as far as possible, using all available local, state, and federal funds.