San Antonio College

Louisa Jonas / Texas Public Radio

The majority of college students in Texas start off at community colleges, but many of those students are floundering. Education officials are trying to uncover what’s gone wrong, and what can be done to make it right.

Anthony Franklin is a 20-year-old student at San Antonio College, one of the five schools in the Alamo Community College system. He’s majoring in kinesiology and plans to become a physical therapist or a sports manager for an athletic team.

San Antonio College

San Antonio College officially marks the 90th Anniversary of its founding in September of this year. SAC started at a time when junior colleges were just gaining a foothold in education, and it is the oldest two-year college in Texas. It started with a mission of serving the non-traditional student and meeting unique education needs of the community, a mission that continues today.

SAC's Vanessa Torres dropped by last week and talked with TPR's Eileen Pace about the school's history and and its accomplishments in its 90 years of service the Alamo City. 

Joey Palacios / t

We’re going into outer space for a moment. Well, it’s really San Antonio College, but it isn’t a bad deal — far from it. Two years ago, renovation began on the 50-year-old Scobee Planetarium, named for Dick Scobee, who died in the 1986 Challenger Disaster. In these two years, the simple domed planetarium has become a 22,000 square foot center for mock space exploration and stargazing.

San Antonio Colleges

High school students are invited to San Antonio College this weekend for a sneak peek into the young leadership program and to get some valuable college prep.

As an extra incentive, the Alamo Colleges are offering a chance to earn one of ten $1,000 scholarships for students planning to attend an Alamo Colleges campus.

University of Texas

To get more men into the college classroom, Palo Alto and San Antonio College - along with 8 other Texas schools - have received a portion of a $300,000 grant for a program called Project MALES.

Headed by the University of Texas, its goal is to get more Latino men to attend college. Palo Alto and San Antonio College are the only two San Antonio schools to get a portion of the funds.