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 30,180 students (32% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • South Texas College is one of 2 community colleges within Hidalgo County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to South Texas College is Kaplan College-McAllen (3.2 miles away).

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 staff76 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of South Texas College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The South Texas College diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment30,180 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio43:135:1
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# Full-Time Students9,650 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students20,530 students2,866 students
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% Asian
-
4%
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% Hispanic
93%
37%
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% White
2%
39%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.130.69
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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 less than the state average of $4,026. 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 $6,207. The out-state tuition has declined by 37% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,590$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,464$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Kaplan College-McAllen
    Private, for profit
    519 students | 3.20 Mi1500 S. Jackson
    Mcallen TX  78503
    (956)630-1499
    3.20519
  • 5,225 students | 33.70 Mi1902 North Loop 499
    Harlingen TX  78550
    (956)364-4000
    33.705,225
  • Kaplan College-Brownsville
    Private, for profit
    345 students | 50.30 Mi1900 North Expressway, Suite O
    Brownsville TX  78521
    (956)547-8200
    50.30345
  • 11,943 students | 52.30 MiOne West University Boulevard
    Brownsville TX  78520
    (956)882-8201
    52.3011,943
  • 399 students | 116.70 Mi1620 S. Padre Island Drive, #600
    Corpus Christi TX  78416
    (361)852-2900
    116.70399
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