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South Texas College

Enrollment (Fiscal 2007)

  • Total Enrollment:
  • 27,239
  • In-District:*
  • 89.0%
  • Out-of-District:*
  • 1.7%
  • Full-time:**
  • 32.0%
  • Female:
  • 58.8%
  • Male:
  • 41.2%
  • Anglo:
  • 4.5%
  • Hispanic:
  • 92.8%
  • African American:
  • 0.3%
  • Asian:
  • 1.1%
  • Native American:
  • 0.1%
  • International:
  • 0.5%
  • Other:
  • 0.8%

* Percentage of annual unduplicated enrollment. Out-of-state and continuing education students not included.
** Full-time enrollment of students seeking college credit.

Contact Information

Dr. Shirley A. Reed, President
3201 W. Pecan
McAllen, Texas 78501
(956) 872-8366

Tuition, Rate Per Semester Credit Hour

Resident of District Tuition & Fee Rate: $71.31

Nonresident Tuition & Fee Rate: $88.41

Program Description

University Transfer: For students interested in obtaining a four-year degree, South Texas College (STC) offers an Associate of Arts Degree in 16 areas of study, an Associate of Science Degree in seven areas and an Associate of Arts in Teaching. STC has formal articulation agreements with University of Texas - Pan American, Texas A & M - Kingsville, University of Houston - Clear Lake, Midwestern State University and other Texas state institutions to ensure that all credits taken by STC students can be applied to a bachelor’s degree program.

Bachelor’s Degrees: In addition, STC offers a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in both technology management and computer and information technologies.

Career Programs: STC also offers a wide variety of Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees and certificates that lead directly to the work force.

Examples of programs that can be completed in one to two years include:

  • business computer systemsSTC offers both AAS specializations and one-year certificates in the areas of computer specialist, information security, networking, technology support and Webmaster. The median hourly wage for graduates with associate degree skills in the IT field can range from $14.75 to $22.17 in the South Texas region.
  • associate degree in nursingSTC’s nursing program accredited by the Board of Nurse Examiners (BNE). Upon completion of this two-year program, graduates can sit for the NCLEX-RN exam and become a registered nurse. The median hourly wage for a registered nurse in the South Texas region is $26.68.
  • automotive technologySTC offers a one-year certificate and a two-year AAS program in automotive technology. This program prepares students for employment in the automotive service industry. STC also has an educational partnership with General Motors Corporation to upgrade the technical competency of entry-level GM dealership technicians; graduates of STC’s AAS program in this area can receive GM-ASEP certification. In addition, STC offers a one-year Ford maintenance and light repair certificate through which students can receive Ford certification in automotive electrical systems, brake systems, heating and air conditioning and suspension and steering.

Total Degrees or Certificates Awarded, fiscal 2007

  • Total:
  • 1,822
  • Associates:
  • 1,345
  • Certificates:
  • 463

Total does not include an advanced technology certificate program that comprises 16 to 50 semester credit hours and requires students to have an associate or bachelor’s degree or to be a junior in a bachelor’s degree program.

Total number and share of students either enrolled in a Texas senior institution or employed within six months of graduation, fiscal 2006:
Academic Students Percentage Technical Students Percentage
Employed Only55539.3%71087.1%
Employed and Enrolled (in Senior Institutions)57941.0%101.2%
Enrolled Only (in Senior Institutions)17012.0%70.9%
Enrolled Only (in Community Colleges)735.2%394.8%
Not Found352.5%496.0%
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