Southwest Texas Junior College

  • Southwest Texas Junior College is a comprehensive, public, two-year college serving eleven counties in southwest Texas. College programs and services provide accessible, affordable, high-quality post-secondary education that prepares students to enter the job market, transfer to senior colleges and universities, pursue their professional and personal goals. Through its programs and services, the college equitably provides higher education opportunities and supports the economic growth of the community.
School Highlights
  • Southwest Texas Junior College serves 5,572 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • Southwest Texas Junior College is the only community colleges within Uvalde County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Southwest Texas Junior College is Northwest Vista College (64.8 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 154 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Southwest Texas Junior College(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty154 staff76 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Southwest Texas Junior College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Southwest Texas Junior College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,572 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio36:135:1
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# Full-Time Students1,963 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students3,609 students2,866 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
228252
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% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
88%
37%
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% Black
2%
13%
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% White
9%
39%
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Diversity Score0.220.69
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College Completion Rate
25%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,700$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,292 is less than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,012 is less than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,292$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,012$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,500$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,015
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Southwest Texas Junior College is a comprehensive, public, two-year college serving eleven counties in southwest Texas. College programs and services provide accessible, affordable, high-quality post-secondary education that prepares students to enter the job market, transfer to senior colleges and universities, pursue their professional and personal goals. Through its programs and services, the college equitably provides higher education opportunities and supports the economic growth of the community. The college offers developmental programs and services to enrolled and prospective students to increase their chances for success and enhance their potential for personal, educational, and professional growth. The college offers degrees and certificates in Business, Child Development, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Engineering and Teacher Certificate.

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