Alamo Colleges District is a network of five community colleges in the Greater San Antonio area which aims to help students build their futures. Each of the five colleges is based at their own campus, covering a variety of different subject areas but they are all combined by a common strategy and vision.
The ''Alamo Way Strategy'' places a focus on a trio of priorities – student success, leadership and performance excellence. This strategy is mapped by a variety of performance indicators, with Alamo Colleges District on course to award 15,000 degrees and certificates per year by 2020 whilst maintaining its current high student satisfaction rate of 95 percent.
Alamo Colleges District serves a diverse community amongst its 98,774 enrolled students, which continues to grow. This includes a large number of Hispanic students and many students pursuing part-time study. There is a focus on community engagement and respectfulness across all institutions where students will eventually gain and realize their professional and civic potential.
With a history of making education accessible and affordable, Alamo Colleges District continues to fulfil this with a range of two-year degree courses across a wide variety of disciplines at its five institutions. Academic credits from the Alamo Colleges District transfer to four-year universities, meaning many students move on to pursue their Bachelor Degree at a four-year university after attending the Alamo Colleges District institutions.
Regardless of the specific degree program chosen from the 300 plus on offer, all of the Alamo Colleges District institutions strive to equip students with employable skills which will set them up for the rest of their lives, with a mixture of academic, technical and social strengths.