Southwest Texas Junior College

2401 Garner Field Rd
Uvalde, TX 78801
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 6,480 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 6,480 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,292
  • Out-state tuition: $4,012
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 91%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Southwest Texas Junior College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 413 teachers has grown by 168% over five years.
Southwest Texas Junior College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
413 staff
262 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 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Southwest Texas Junior College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has declined by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,480 students
4,541 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,795 students
1,289 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,685 students
3,252 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
419 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,795 students
1,266 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,685 students
3,252 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
251 students
251 students
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% Asian
n/a
5%
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% Hispanic
88%
46%
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% Black
1%
12%
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% White
9%
30%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.22
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
29%
26%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.44%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,700
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,292 is less than the state average of $3,626. The in-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,012 is less than the state average of $5,997. The out-state tuition has declined by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,292
$3,626
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,012
$5,997
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
83%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,000
$10,765
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southwest Texas Junior College cost?
Southwest Texas Junior College's tuition is approximately $3,292 for In-State students and $4,012 for Out-State students.
What is Southwest Texas Junior College's ranking?
Southwest Texas Junior College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Average community college minority breakdown and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 6,480 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,292
  • Out-state tuition: $4,012
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 91%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,626 per year for in-state students and $5,997 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,068 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 score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Texas is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Dallas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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