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 6,911 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is same as the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 413 teachers has grown by 75% over five years.
Southwest Texas Junior College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty413 staff262 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Southwest Texas Junior College has grown by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The Southwest Texas Junior College diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,911 students4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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# Full-Time Students1,867 students1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students5,044 students3,460 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
251 students251 students
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% Asian
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5%
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% Hispanic
86%
47%
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% Black
1%
12%
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% White
11%
29%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.250.68
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College Completion Rate
28%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,700$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,292 is less than the state average of $4,287. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,012 is less than the state average of $6,528. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,292$4,287
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,012$6,528
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,500$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Southwest Texas Junior College is Northwest Vista College (64.7 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,287 per year for in-state students and $6,528 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,663 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 77%. 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 0.71. The most diverse community college in Texas is Vista College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.