Texas State Technical College-West Texas

300 Homer K. Taylor Drive
Sweetwater, TX 79556
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  • 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 higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.

Top Rankings

Texas State Technical College-West Texas ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

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.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty73 staff262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Texas State Technical College-West Texas has grown by 72% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Texas State Technical College-West Texas diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,453 students4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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# Full-Time Students579 students1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students874 students3,460 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-251
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
23%
47%
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% Black
4%
12%
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% White
69%
29%
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% Two or more races
-
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.470.68
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College Completion Rate
31%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,000$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,148 is more than the state average of $4,287. 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 $6,528. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,148$4,287
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,800$6,528
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,168$9,584
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,250
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Texas State Technical College-West Texas is Western Texas College (29.8 miles away).
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    Cisco, TX 76437
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  • 5,115 students | 100.10 Mi3600 N Garfield
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For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,287 per year for in-state students and $6,528 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,663 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Texas is Vista College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.