Texas State Technical College-Harlingen

1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550-3697
Tel: (956)364-4000
  • 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 lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen is one of 3 community colleges within Cameron County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Brownsville (23.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 177 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty177 staff76 staff
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,225 has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,225 students3,921 students
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:135:1
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,128 students1,055 students
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,097 students2,866 students
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Black (2007-2013)
% White
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen 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.0.200.69
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,100$34,000
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,264 is less than the state average of $4,070. 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 $6,270. The out-state tuition has declined by 46% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,264$4,070
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,200$6,270
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%83%
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,041$9,500
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,250
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Kaplan College-Brownsville
    Private, for profit
    345 students | 23.40 Mi1900 North Expressway, Suite O
    Brownsville TX  78521
  • 11,943 students | 26.60 MiOne West University Boulevard
    Brownsville TX  78520
  • Kaplan College-McAllen
    Private, for profit
    519 students | 30.50 Mi1500 S. Jackson
    Mcallen TX  78503
  • 30,180 students | 33.70 Mi3201 W Pecan
    Mcallen TX  78502
  • 399 students | 106.10 Mi1620 S. Padre Island Drive, #600
    Corpus Christi TX  78416
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,070 per year for in-state students and $6,270 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,730 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 75%. 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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.