3801 Campus Drive
Waco, TX 76705
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • TSTC Waco is part of the Texas State Technical College System, a public coeducational institution of higher education offering courses of study in technical education leading to the award of Certificates and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

School Highlights

Texas State Technical College serves 10,654 students (59% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,654 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,342
  • Out-state tuition: $7,200
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 60%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,562 teachers has grown by 522% over five years.
Texas State Technical 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
1,562 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Texas State Technical College has grown by 158% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Texas State Technical College diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,654 students
3,674 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
6,282 students
1,289 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,372 students
3,252 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
852 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
6,282 students
1,266 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,372 students
3,252 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
2,320 students
251 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
50%
46%
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% Black
5%
12%
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% White
40%
30%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.59
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
26%
19%
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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)
$39,500
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,342 is less than the state average of $3,626. The in-state tuition has declined by 35% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,200 is more than the state average of $5,997. The out-state tuition has declined by 28% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,342
$3,626
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,200
$5,997
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,666
$9,584
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,334
$5,250
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • 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. In 1967, JCTI expanded to include a South Texas campus in Harlingen. In 1969, the colleges separated from Texas A&M University and became an independent state system, with the name Texas State Technical Institute (TSTI) and its own Board of Regents. Additional campuses were created in 1970 in Amarillo in the Panhandle of Texas and in Sweetwater in West Texas. As the demand for quality technical education continued to grow, extension centers were established in McAllen (1983), Abilene (1985), Breckenridge (1989), Brownwood (1991), and Marshall (1991). In 1991, TSTI was renamed Texas State Technical College (TSTC). In 1999, the extension center in Marshall became an independent college of the system. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates. TSTC Waco offers more than 100 associate's degree and hands-on instruction utilizing industry standard equipment that will prepare you for success in your career in agriculture; information technology and telecommunications; engineering and manufacturing; health and science; business, commerce and service; and transportation and aviation. TSTC Waco offers more than 100 technical associate's degree and certificate programs providing you with a world of technology at your fingertips. TSTC students enroll in courses that offer extensive hands-on experience in laboratories housing industry standard equipment. In technical courses, students spend almost 60 percent of their educational time in laboratories, learning by doing. Texas State Technical College Waco is accredited to award Associate of Applied Science degrees and Certificates of Completion by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Texas State Technical College cost?

Texas State Technical College's tuition is approximately $3,342 for In-State students and $7,200 for Out-State students.

What is Texas State Technical College's ranking?

Texas State Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Percent of students receiving financial aid and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,654 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,342
  • Out-state tuition: $7,200
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 60%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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