Texas State Technical College-West Texas

300 Homer K. Taylor Drive
Sweetwater, TX 79556-0000
Tel: (325)235-7300
  • Texas State Technical College West Texas is a two-year higher education institution in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, and Sweetwater offering associate's degrees, certificates and customized training in critical and emerging technologies.
School Highlights
  • Texas State Technical College-West Texas serves 1,453 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Texas State Technical College-West Texas is the only community colleges within Nolan County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is Western Texas College (33.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 56% over five years.
Texas State Technical College-West Texas(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty73 staff76 staff
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,453 has grown by 40% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,453 students3,921 students
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio20:135:1
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students579 students1,055 students
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students874 students2,866 students
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
216264
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
4%
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
23%
37%
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
4%
13%
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Black (2007-2016)
% White
69%
39%
Texas State Technical College-West Texas White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Texas State Technical College-West Texas More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Texas State Technical College-West Texas 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.0.470.69
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
31%
21%
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,000$34,000
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,148 is more than the state average of $4,070. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,800 is more than the state average of $6,270. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,148$4,070
Texas State Technical College-West Texas In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,800$6,270
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%83%
Texas State Technical College-West Texas % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,168$9,500
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,250
Texas State Technical College-West Texas Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Texas State Technical College (TSTC), then James Connally Technical Institute (JCTI), was created in 1965 by the Legislature to meet the evolving work force needs of Texas business and industry. The looming need for a special institute for technicians had been a pressing issue for state leaders, and the soon-to-be abandoned James Connally Air Force Base in Waco was the ideal location for the top-quality technical institute they had planned. Governor John Connally predicted the institute would be, the most sophisticated technical-vocational institute in the country. Situated on sixty-five acres, Texas State Technical College West Texas, Sweetwater Campus, has thirteen instructional buildings, all of which have been built or extensively remodeled since the college opened in 1970. Student housing for 216 individual students exists on the Sweetwater Campus in the form of apartments and dorms. Recreational facilities include The Center, which houses a Cardiovascular Fitness Center, a Strength Training Center, table tennis, billiards and a student lounge with satellite TV. Outside, there are volleyball, basketball and tennis courts, a baseball diamond, a covered pavillion, and a recreational site at Lake Sweetwater. TSTC West Texas 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's high graduation rate, established relationship with business and industry, and state-of-the-art laboratories are providing productive and responsible graduates for employers across Texas. Texas State Technical College West Texas is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Applied Science degrees and Certificates of Completion.

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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.