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 Coastal Bend College 

Name: Coastal Bend College
President/CEO: Thomas Baynum
City: Beeville
State: TX
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Town, Distant
Year Established: 1968

Governing Board Website


Coastal Bend College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 4,348
Part Time: 60.1%
Full Time: 39.9%

Male: 39.9%
Female: 60.7%

African-American: 2.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.5%
Hispanic: 64.9%
Native American: 0.6%
White: 29.0%
Other: 2.5%

Thomas Baynum

Quote from the President

“Coastal Bend College is a two-year public community college serving nine counties (9,483 square miles) in south Texas, with a main campus in Beeville and three full-service instructional sites in Pleasanton, Kingsville, and Alice. The district serves approximately 4,500 credit students each fall and spring semester with academic transfer and workforce programs, continuing education, customized training and adult basic education. The college works closely with local workforce investment boards in Beeville, Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton to ensure that the workforce needs of our entire district are met. In addition to degree programs offered by the college, our customized training arm identifies much-needed short-term training and grant opportunities throughout the district. “

Interesting Facts

  • CBC is one of two public institutions in Texas to offer glassblowing as an academic course. The works of students, faculty and guest artists from around the world are displayed in the Simon Michael Art Gallery on the college’s campus in Beeville.  
  • Students interested in health-care careers can register for nursing, vocational nursing, radiologic technology, dental hygiene, medical coding, and medical office administration. 
  • CBC has dorms and apartments on its main campus with dorm scholarships available to students who qualify.
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