Victoria College (Texas)

Victoria College (VC) is a community college serving Victoria, Texas and the surrounding counties. 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
TypeCommunity college
EstablishedFebruary 4, 1925; 94 years ago (1925-02-04)
ChairmanV. Bland Proctor[1]
Location, ,

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.

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.

As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of VC is the following:[2]

Notable alumni


  1. "Board of Trustees". Victoria College. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  2. Texas Education Code, Section 130.208, "The Victoria College District Service Area".
  3. "About Us". PBS NewsHour. Retrieved 2011-04-26. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)