Texas State Technical College-Waco
- 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.
Texas State Technical College-Waco places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:
- Category Attribute
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 251 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Texas State Technical College-Waco||(TX) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||251 staff||76 staff|
|Total Enrollment||4,114 students||3,921 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||16:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,734 students||1,055 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,380 students||2,866 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||1,836||252|
|% Non Resident races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$39,500||$33,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Texas State Technical College-Waco is McLennan Community College (6.1 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 8,484 students | 6.10 Mi1400 College Dr
Waco,  TX  76708
- 4,020 students | 25.70 Mi112 Lamar Dr
Hillsboro,  TX  76645
- 5,200 students | 42.20 Mi2600 S 1st St
Temple,  TX  76504
- 9,999 students | 45.90 Mi3200 W 7th Avenue
Corsicana,  TX  75110
- 20,547 students | 53.60 Mi6200 West Central Texas Expressway
Killeen,  TX  76549
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