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1819 N. Main St.
San Antonio TX, 78212
210-486-0559
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 Founded in 1925, San Antonio College has a long and rich history of serving the community. Read the below factoids to learn more about SAC's amazing history and watch the SAC Timeline Video for quick overview since 1925.  

1925

San Antonio College is founded as University Junior College under the administration of the University of Texas at Austin.  Located at 203 Romano Street, the College has 232 students and 45 faculty members.

1926

The college is renamed San Antonio Junior College and relocates to the 400 block of South Alamo Street.

The Ranger student newspaper is born.

1927

In addition to other sports, such as football, the first girls' basketball team is organized.

1932

A precedent is set in Texas, allowing student credits earned at junior colleges to transfer smoothly to senior institutions.

1941  

James Loftin becomes President of the College.

1945

The San Antonio Union Junior College District is formed.

1946

San Antonio Union Junior College District assumes control of the College.

1948

San Antonio Junior College's name is changed to San Antonio College.

1950  

McCreless Hall is the first building constructed at the new San Pedro Avenue campus.

1951  

San Antonio College moves to its present location on San Pedro Avenue.

1954  

Loftin Student Center is constructed.

1955  

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools grants the College accreditation.

1960 

San Antonio College becomes a comprehensive community college by expanding offerings in occupational and technical courses.

1966  

San Antonio College boasts the first community college radio station in Texas, KSYM 90.1 FM.

1986

The college helps found the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

1996  

San Antonio College begins offering online courses.

2006

The college's online program becomes the 6th largest nationwide in awarding online degrees.

2008

San Antonio College is awarded a rating of of "exemplary" by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in 11 academic programs.

2009

The College is named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

2010

Enrollment grows to 25,000.  San Antonio College is named as one of the top 100 degree-producing institutions in the nation.

2012

The Travis Early College High School at San Antonio College graduates its inaugural class with many students earning an associate degree.

The Academic Instruction Center (AIC) is renamed the Oppenheimer Academic Center (OC) to honor Susan R. and Jesse H. Oppenheimer.

2013

SAC opens the Tobin Lofts at San Antonio College, a 585-bed student-housing complex for SAC and local college/university students.

Renovations of the Moody Learning Center, the tallest, most iconic building on campus, are completed, and the Moody Cafe is created on the 2nd floor.

2014  

College president, Dr. Robert Zeigler retires after 43 years of service, and hands over the reigns to Dr. Robert Vela who becomes SAC's 12th president.

The William R. Sinkin Eco Centro building and community center, named after SAC Alumnus Bill Sinkin, officially opens to the public.

Construction of the Scobee Education Center, which encompasses the Challenger Learning Center and Scobee Planetarium, is completed.  The Center honors Outstanding Former Students Frances "Dick" Scobee, Flight Commander of the ill-fated Challenger mission, and Dr. June Scobee Rodgers.

2015  

SAC breaks record at the 2015 May Commencement Ceremony where 1,009 students cross the stage to earn a certificate or associates degree.

The Gnome Ranger, SAC's new spirit figure, escapes from the basement of the Koehler House, and mischievously begins wreaking havoc while spreading school "spirit."

The official address of the College changes to 1819 N. Main Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78212.

SAC's newest innovation, the Tino & Millie Duran Welcome Center, is created to provide prospective and returning students a convenient location to enroll and register for classes.