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Texas Southmost College

Enrollment (Fiscal 2007)

  • Total Enrollment:
  • 17,804
  • In-District:*
  • 54.3%
  • Out-of-District:*
  • 40.5%
  • Full-time:**
  • 23.4%
  • Female:
  • 56.8%
  • Male:
  • 43.2%
  • Anglo:
  • 3.9%
  • Hispanic:
  • 91.9%
  • African American:
  • 0.3%
  • Asian:
  • 0.5%
  • Native American:
  • 0.1%
  • International:
  • 2.9%
  • Other:
  • 0.4%

* 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. Juliet V. Garcia, President
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, Texas 78520
(956) 882-8200

Tuition, Rate Per Semester Credit Hour

Resident of District Tuition & Fee Rate: $164.30

Nonresident Tuition & Fee Rate: $164.30

Program Description

The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (UTB/TSC) is a unique institution that combines the strengths of a community college with those of a university. Its students can pursue everything from a certificate to a doctoral degree. Programs of study are offered through a College of Liberal Arts; College of Science, Mathematics and Technology; College of Applied Technology and General Studies; School of Business; School of Education; and School of Health Sciences.

Some of the programs offered at UTB/TSC include:

  • associate degree nursing programUTB/TSC’s program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as a nurse. Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to take the licensing examination to become registered nurses.
  • applied business technology – students can earn a one-year certificate in accounting technology or a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree. The accounting technology certificate includes courses in professional development for office personnel, payroll and business tax accounting and cooperative education accounting. The Associated of Applied Science degree comprises 62 credit hours in classes such as introduction to accounting, federal income tax (individual) and macroeconomics.

Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded, fiscal 2007

  • Total:
  • 1,261
  • Associates:
  • 940
  • Certificates:
  • 321

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 Only25330.3%37978.1%
Employed and Enrolled (in Senior Institutions)37344.7%449.1%
Enrolled Only (in Senior Institutions)12815.3%81.6%
Enrolled Only (in Community Colleges)394.7%357.2%
Not Found414.9%193.9%
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