San Antonio College Of Medical And Dental Assistants McAllen

San Antonio College Of Medical And Dental Assistants McAllen

San Antonio College of Medical & Dental Assistants - McAllen is a campus of the San Antonio College of Medical & Dental Assistants, or SACMDA. The college was originally established in San Antonio in 1966. The McAllen branch in Texas was founded in 1984. SACMDA is now part of the Kaplan Higher Education Corporation.

SACMDA McAllen awards the Associate of Applied Science degree in medical practice management, and criminal justice. A number of diploma programs are also available in the fields of dental assisting, computer support technology, and electrical technology, among others.

Students of SACMDA McAllen are offered support services like tutoring and career assistance, and housing assistance. Deserving candidates are also provided financial aid in the form of federal and state grants, alternative student loans, work study programs, and institutional scholarships.

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Contacting SACMDA-McAllen

San Antonio College of Medical and Dental Assistants-McAllen
1500 S. Jackson
McAllen , TX 78503-1625
General Phone: (956) 630-1499

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SACMDA-McAllen Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology524dental assistant, medical assistant, pharmacy tech
Medical Administration274medical secretary
Computer Science and Engineering37computer networking, computer support
Construction Trades27electrician

Number of programs and degrees for SACMDA-McAllen in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year1473
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7154

SACMDA-McAllen Student Body

In 2007-2008, SACMDA-McAllen had a total enrollment of 1,187 students (1,401 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 1%
Hispanic 99%
Unknown 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 21%
20-21 23%
22-24 20%
25-29 17%
30-34 10%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


SACMDA-McAllen Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 72%

SACMDA-McAllen Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of McAllen, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

SACMDA-McAllen Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
SACMDA-McAllen participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 946607)

SACMDA-McAllen Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Construction Trades

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

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