Southwest Texas Junior College

2401 Garner Field Rd
Uvalde, TX 78801-6297
Tel: (830)278-4401
  • 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 34:1.
  • 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 is Northwest Vista College (64.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 154 teachers has declined by 34% over five years.
Southwest Texas Junior College (TX) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 154 staff 65 staff
Southwest Texas Junior College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,572 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,572 students 3,585 students
Southwest Texas Junior College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1 34:1
Southwest Texas Junior College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,963 students 932 students
Southwest Texas Junior College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 3,609 students 2,653 students
Southwest Texas Junior College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Southwest Texas Junior College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
228 252
Southwest Texas Junior College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
1%
4%
Southwest Texas Junior College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
88%
37%
Southwest Texas Junior College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
2%
13%
Southwest Texas Junior College Black (2007-2016)
% White
9%
39%
Southwest Texas Junior College White (2007-2016)
Southwest Texas Junior College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.22 0.69
Southwest Texas Junior College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
25%
21%
Southwest Texas Junior College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $31,700 $34,000
Southwest Texas Junior College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,292 is less than the state average of $4,255. 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 $6,425. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,292 $4,255
Southwest Texas Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,012 $6,425
Southwest Texas Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82% 84%
Southwest Texas Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $5,500 $9,500
Southwest Texas Junior College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,750 $5,250
Southwest Texas Junior College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,255 per year for in-state students and $6,425 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,619 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.