Victoria College (Texas)

Victoria College (VC) is a public community college in Victoria, Texas. The college first began classes in the Patti Welder High School on February 4, 1925. After World War II, because of the growth of the surrounding area and the college population from returning GIs, the college built its own campus and changed its name from the Victoria Junior College to Victoria College. The college shares some facilities with the University of Houston–Victoria.

Victoria College
Former names
Victoria Junior College
TypePublic community college
EstablishedFebruary 4, 1925; 95 years ago (1925-02-04)
Location, ,
United States

VC has two extension campuses, one in Port Lavaca and another in Gonzales. The college also serves numerous other sites through the ITV distance learning system. As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of VC is the following:[1]

The college has an athletic program which consists of a women's volleyball team and a men's basketball team, whose mascot is the Pirates.

Notable alumni


  1. Texas Education Code, Section 130.208, "The Victoria College District Service Area".
  2. "About Us". PBS NewsHour. Retrieved 2011-04-26.