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Coastal Bend College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Coastal Bend College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors CBC offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Coastal Bend College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Coastal Bend College was awarded 6 badges in the 2022 rankings.

Overall Quality

CBC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

Is It Hard to Get Into CBC?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Coastal Bend College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Coastal Bend College admissions.

Coastal Bend College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Coastal Bend College, the student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Coastal Bend College is 27%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  27 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Coastal Bend College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 43% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Coastal Bend College. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  43 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Coastal Bend College.

Coastal Bend College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,105 undergraduates at CBC with 1,091 being full-time and 3,014 being part-time.

How Much Does Coastal Bend College Cost?

The overall average net price of CBC is $4,719. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CBC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$3,863 $4,226 $6,962 $9,013 $10,578

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CBC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CBC, approximately 17% of students took out student loans averaging $4,952 a year. That adds up to $19,808 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CBC is 14.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Get more details about paying for Coastal Bend College.

How Much Money Do CBC Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CBC make around $27,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 30% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Coastal Bend College make the most money.

Location of Coastal Bend College

Coastal Bend College is a public institution situated in Beeville, Texas. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Beeville draws many to the area.

Get more details about the location of Coastal Bend College.


Contact details for CBC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3800 Charco Rd, Beeville, TX 78102
Phone: 361-354-2200

Coastal Bend College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Coastal Bend College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CBC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 3,470 students took at least one online class at Coastal Bend College. This is an increase from the 654 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,470 2,741
2018-2019 654 59
2017-2018 736 102
2016-2017 1,211 30
2015-2016 1,503 27

Learn more about online learning at Coastal Bend College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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