Texas State Technical College Harlingen

1902 North Loop 499, Harlingen
TX, 78550-3697
Tel: (956)364-4000
5,578 students
Public institution
Texas State Technical College (TSTC) was established in 1965 as the James Connally Technical Institute (JCTI) of Texas A & M University to meet the state’s evolving workforce needs. This College was located in Central Texas at the former James Connally Air Force Base in Waco. At the time, Governor John Connally predicted that it would be “the most sophisticated technical-vocational institute in the country.”
School Highlights:
Texas State Technical College Harlingen serves 5,578 students (42% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Texas State Technical College Harlingen is one of 3 community colleges within Cameron County, TX.
The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Brownsville (20.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Texas State Technical College Harlingen Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 5,578 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,578 students
1,287 students
Texas State Technical College Harlingen Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,330 students
832 students
Texas State Technical College Harlingen Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,248 students
1,021 students
Texas State Technical College Harlingen Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Texas State Technical College Harlingen sch enrollment Texas State Technical College Harlingen sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Texas State Technical College Harlingen Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
86%
7%
Texas State Technical College Harlingen Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
12%
Texas State Technical College Harlingen Black (2006-2012)
% White
12%
66%
Texas State Technical College Harlingen White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Texas State Technical College Harlingen sch ethnicity Texas State Technical College Harlingen sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.25 0.45
Texas State Technical College Harlingen Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,120 is more than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 68% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,500 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 68% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,120 $5,845
Texas State Technical College Harlingen In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,500 $10,047
Texas State Technical College Harlingen Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Today, the Texas State Technical College System includes four colleges: TSTC Harlingen, TSTC Marshall, TSTC Waco, and TSTC West Texas, which has campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, and Sweetwater. More than 10,000 students attend TSTC in credit programs alone. TSTC is the only state-supported technical college system in Texas. With a statewide role and mission, TSTC is efficiently and effectively helping Texas meet the high-tech challenges of today's global economy in partnership with business and industry, government agencies, and other educational institutions. TSTC has high graduation rates, exceptional graduate success rates, and an outstanding record in graduating individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Since 1969, the college have focused on technical skills that prepare students for productive careers. Our graduates gain knowledge and skills in more than 30 study areas in engineering, computer information, industrial-manufacturing, health care and general education. TSTC Harlingen offers academic courses to prepare those in the Associate degree programs for academic and future career success with a variety of transferable general education courses in English, math, general psychology, humanities, technical writing and business writing. TSTC Harlingen has certificate and Associate degree programs to help you on your path to a successful future in the career field that most interests you. Technical Programs at TSTC Harlingen includes Agriculture, Information Technology & Telecommunications, Engineering & Manufacturing, Health & Sciences, Business, Commerce & Service and Transportation & Aviation.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,321 per year for in-state students and $5,515 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $7,987 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.