1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • Texas State Technical College (TSTC) was established in 1965 as the James Connally Technical Institute (JCTI) of Texas A & M University to meet the state�s evolving workforce needs. This College was located in Central Texas at the former James Connally Air Force Base in Waco. At the time, Governor John Connally predicted that it would be �the most sophisticated technical-vocational institute in the country.�

School Highlights

Texas State Technical College-Harlingen serves 5,225 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,225 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,264
  • Out-state tuition: $7,200
  • Student:teacher ratio: 30:1
  • Minority enrollment: 93%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Texas State Technical College-Harlingen ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 177 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
177 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Texas State Technical College-Harlingen has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Texas State Technical College-Harlingen diversity score of 0.18 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has declined by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,225 students
4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
30:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,128 students
1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,097 students
3,460 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
251 students
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
90%
47%
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% Black
n/a
12%
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% White
7%
29%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.18
0.68
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College Completion Rate
19%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,100
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,264 is less than the state average of $4,287. The in-state tuition has declined by 46% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,200 is more than the state average of $6,528. The out-state tuition has declined by 46% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,264
$4,287
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,200
$6,528
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
82%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$7,041
$9,584
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$5,250
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Today, the Texas State Technical College System includes four colleges: TSTC Harlingen, TSTC Marshall, TSTC Waco, and TSTC West Texas, which has campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, and Sweetwater. More than 10,000 students attend TSTC in credit programs alone. TSTC is the only state-supported technical college system in Texas. With a statewide role and mission, TSTC is efficiently and effectively helping Texas meet the high-tech challenges of today's global economy in partnership with business and industry, government agencies, and other educational institutions. TSTC has high graduation rates, exceptional graduate success rates, and an outstanding record in graduating individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Since 1969, the college have focused on technical skills that prepare students for productive careers. Our graduates gain knowledge and skills in more than 30 study areas in engineering, computer information, industrial-manufacturing, health care and general education. TSTC Harlingen offers academic courses to prepare those in the Associate degree programs for academic and future career success with a variety of transferable general education courses in English, math, general psychology, humanities, technical writing and business writing. TSTC Harlingen has certificate and Associate degree programs to help you on your path to a successful future in the career field that most interests you. Technical Programs at TSTC Harlingen includes Agriculture, Information Technology & Telecommunications, Engineering & Manufacturing, Health & Sciences, Business, Commerce & Service and Transportation & Aviation.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,225 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,264
  • Out-state tuition: $7,200
  • Student:teacher ratio: 30:1
  • Minority enrollment: 93%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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.

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