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Southwest Texas Junior College

Enrollment (Fiscal 2007)

  • Total Enrollment:
  • 8,164
  • In-District:*
  • 21.3%
  • Out-of-District:*
  • 59.8%
  • Full-time:**
  • 39.2%
  • Female:
  • 54.7%
  • Male:
  • 45.3%
  • Anglo:
  • 15.4%
  • Hispanic:
  • 79.1%
  • African American:
  • 1.8%
  • Asian:
  • 0.5%
  • Native American:
  • 0.2%
  • International:
  • 0.3%
  • Other:
  • 2.7%

* 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. Ismael Sosa, Jr., President
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, Texas 78801
(830) 278-4401

Tuition, Rate Per Semester Credit Hour

Resident of District Tuition & Fee Rate: $62.98

Nonresident Tuition & Fee Rate: $92.48

Program Description

Southwest Texas Junior College (SWTJC) offers both university transfer and career programs for students.

University Transfer: SWTJC offers the following degrees:

  • the Associate of Arts in General Studies degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a senior college or university.
  • the Associate of Science degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a senior college or university and major in science, mathematics or engineering.
  • the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree provides lower-division courses intended for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs that lead to Texas teacher certification.
  • the Associate of Applied Science degree and certificate programs consist of technical courses and integrated general education courses.

SWTJC has formal agreements with Texas State University, Texas A&M – Kingsville, Texas A&M – Laredo and Sul Ross State University in Alpine to ensure that all credits taken by SWTJC students can be applied to a degree.

Technical Certificates: SWTJC offers a variety of certificate programs involving one year of technical instruction and integrated general education courses. Certificate students can choose among a variety of career areas and acquire the skills needed to compete in the job market.

Other Certificates: The Core Curriculum Certificate and Field of Study Curriculum Certificate are awarded to students who complete the required number of semester credit hours.

Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded, fiscal 2007

  • Total:
  • 615
  • Associates:
  • 464
  • Certificates:
  • 151

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 Only19749.1%15281.7%
Employed and Enrolled (in Senior Institutions)12330.7%63.2%
Enrolled Only (in Senior Institutions)328.0%21.1%
Enrolled Only (in Community Colleges)246.0%84.3%
Not Found256.2%189.7%
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