Texas State Technical College-Harlingen

Tel: (956)364-4000
5,921 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 5,921 students (39.40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is lower than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 65%.
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen is one of 3 community colleges within Cameron County, TX.
The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Brownsville (20.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 185 teachers has declined by 39% over five years.
College Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 185 staff
61 staff
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,921 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,921 students 1,296 students
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,333 students
810 students
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,588 students
1,036 students
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Black (2006-2013)
% White
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Unknown (2009-2013)
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.53
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,264 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has declined by 37% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,504 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has declined by 44% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,264 $5,694
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,504 $10,252
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 1,155 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94%
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,020 per year for in-state students and $6,184 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,700 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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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 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Texas is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.