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ACC Approves Tuition and Fee Adjustments

The Alvin Community College Board of Regents approved fee adjustments for the 2024-25 school year during their meeting on February 22.

The General Services Fee was increased $3 per credit hour from $7 to $10 which is used to fund campus equipment purchases along with repairs and renovations. The majority of the fee increases included costs for specific courses and exams in Nursing, EMS, Respiratory Care and Welding.

During the meeting, regents also heard a report showing the Spring enrollment was 5,137, which is a 2 percent increase compared to last spring and a nearly 8 percent increase from 2022. The overall number of credit hours also increased by 6.6 percent in the past year. More than 40 percent of all ACC students take courses through Dual Enrollment and more than 70 percent of students are 21 and younger.

According to the report, the typical Dual Enrollment student takes more than five credit hours per semester while the typical student on the ACC main campus takes at least 8 credit hours. The top five majors at the college are General Studies, Health Science, Business Administration, Process Technology and Nursing.

Referring to the type of instruction, the report showed 13 percent of students take classes solely online, 30 percent take at least one online course and 26 percent take at lease one class on campus.

In other action, regents approved a $198,000, 3-year contract to purchase a replacement backup server. The board also approved a $121,000, 5-year contract to provide Internet connectivity upgrades for the ACC main campus as well as the ACC West location.

The ACC Board of Regents recognized three Culinary Arts students who were awarded internships at the upcoming Masters Golf Tournament. From left: ACC Culinary Arts Director Laura Trigo, student Brennan Bertrand, student Miguel Soliz, regent Patty Hertenberger, student Eden Villanueva and regent Kam Marvel.

Regents also:

-approved purchase of a tractor for physical plant

-approved monthly financial reports

-heard report on Physical Plant projects and strategic planning

-approved adjustments to local board policy

The board will have its next meeting on March 28 at 6 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center.