Texas State Technical College-Waco

3801 Campus Drive
Waco, TX 76705-0000
Tel: (800)792-8784
  • 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-Waco serves 4,114 students (66% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco is one of 2 community colleges within Mclennan County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is McLennan Community College (6.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 251 teachers has declined by 51% over five years.
Texas State Technical College-Waco(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty251 staff76 staff
Texas State Technical College-Waco Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,114 has declined by 19% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,114 students3,921 students
Texas State Technical College-Waco Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:135:1
Texas State Technical College-Waco Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,734 students1,055 students
Texas State Technical College-Waco Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,380 students2,866 students
Texas State Technical College-Waco Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Texas State Technical College-Waco Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Texas State Technical College-Waco Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Texas State Technical College-Waco Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Texas State Technical College-Waco Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Texas State Technical College-Waco Black (2007-2016)
% White
Texas State Technical College-Waco White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Texas State Technical College-Waco Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Texas State Technical College-Waco 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.0.550.69
Texas State Technical College-Waco Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Texas State Technical College-Waco Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,500$34,000
Texas State Technical College-Waco Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,342 is less than the state average of $4,070. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat 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 stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,342$4,070
Texas State Technical College-Waco In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,200$6,270
Texas State Technical College-Waco Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%83%
Texas State Technical College-Waco % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,666$9,500
Texas State Technical College-Waco Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$5,250
Texas State Technical College-Waco Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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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.