South Texas College

  • South Texas College is a public institution of higher education meeting the diverse educational and workforce needs of the people of Hidalgo and Starr counties.

School Highlights

South Texas College serves 31,949 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 46:1 is higher than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.

Top Placements

South Texas College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 698 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
South Texas College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty698 staff121 staff
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Student Body

The student population of South Texas College has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 46:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The South Texas College diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 39% over five years.
Total Enrollment31,949 students4,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio46:137:1
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# Full-Time Students10,854 students1,302 students
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# Part-Time Students21,095 students3,318 students
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
96%
42%
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% White
2%
32%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.080.70
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,600$33,800
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,590 is more than the state average of $3,572. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,464 is less than the state average of $5,976. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,590$3,572
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,464$5,976
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Since its inception in 1993, South Texas College has grown from 1,000 to more than 17,000 students, and from a faculty and staff of 267 to 1489. The college has also grown from one campus to five campuses and centers. STC has campuses in McAllen, Weslaco and Rio Grande City as well as the Dr. Ramiro R. Casso Nursing and Allied Health Center in McAllen, and the Technology Center in south McAllen near the Foreign Trade Zone. South Texas College is a comprehensive college offering the Bachelor of Applied Technology, and associate degrees and certificates in 90 degree and certificate program options. Academic courses are transferable to colleges and universities and the curriculum includes distance learning, weekend courses and a newly added mini-mester. Although located in Hidalgo County, the STC Pecan Campus services students from the entire Rio Grande Valley. The campus offers comprehensive courses for college transfer to four-year institutions as well as vocational, technical and continuing education courses. The campus is currently undergoing numerous construction projects that will add an expanded library wing, new instructional facilities, and a new student services building. STC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Bachelor of Applied Technology, the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Sciences, and the Associate of Applied Sciences Degrees and Certificates. It is also approved for veteran's educational training in Certificate and Associate of Applied Sciences Degree programs by the Texas Education Agency.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to South Texas College is The University of Texas at Brownsville (31.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 11,943 students | 31.70 MiOne West University Boulevard
    Brownsville TX  78520
    (956) 882-8201
    31.7011,943
  • 5,225 students | 36.50 Mi1902 North Loop 499
    Harlingen TX  78550
    (956) 364-4000
    36.505,225
  • 10,181 students | 118.40 MiWest End Washington St
    Laredo TX  78040
    (956) 721-5140
    118.4010,181
  • 11,867 students | 118.70 Mi101 Baldwin Blvd.
    Corpus Christi TX  78404
    (361) 698-1255
    118.7011,867
  • 4,614 students | 156.20 Mi3800 Charco Rd
    Beeville TX  78102
    (361) 354-2200
    156.204,614
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,572 per year for in-state students and $5,976 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,952 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Texas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.