South Texas College

South Texas College

South Texas College was established in 1993 as a public community college in McAllen, Texas. The college awards a number of bachelors and associates degrees in applied technology, applied science, and arts and science. There are over 15,000 students enrolled at this college, and more than 1,500 faculty and staff members. South Texas College has 5 separate campuses:

  • Pecan Campus (main)
  • Mid-Valley Campus
  • Ramiro R. Casso Nursing & Allied Health Campus
  • Starr County Campus
  • Technology Campus

South Texas College also offers dual enrollment opportunities whereby high school students can simultaneously undergo college courses. There are also several business and industry training, and continuing and professional education programs on offer.

The college has an Intramural Sports & Wellness Program which provides students with the opportunity to participate in various recreational sports and activities.

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South Texas College
3201 W Pecan
McAllen , TX 78502-9701
General Phone: (956) 872-8311

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South Texas College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts780foreign language and literature, English, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, social services, political science, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine512EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Business and Management323business, business management
Security and Law Enforcement125criminal justice and safety
Mechanics and Repair107HVAC, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Science107biology, chemistry, physics
Family and Social Work102child development, child care provider, social work
Computer Science and Engineering97computer and info science, computer science
Engineering Technician84computer engineering tech, computer systems tech, drafting
Medical Support and Technology55medical coding, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, radiographer
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy45health and physical education, occupational therapist assistant
Production Trades24tool and die tech
Office and Administration21administrative assistant
Medical Administration21medical records tech, medical transcription
Law17legal secretary, legal assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts16chef training
Fine Arts15fine arts
Construction Trades9electrician
Therapy and Counseling6physical therapist assistant
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy
Education and Teaching0elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching

Number of programs and degrees for South Texas College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year69423
Associate's degree1,80044
Bachelor's degree441

South Texas College Student Body

In 2007-2008, South Texas College had a total enrollment of 19,827 students (12,968 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 3%
Black 0%
Hispanic 93%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 23%
18-19 21%
20-21 16%
22-24 13%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

South Texas College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 44 %

South Texas College 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.

South Texas College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,366
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,388
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
South Texas College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3103400)

South Texas College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year5$63,17441$64,860
All faculty totalcalendar year5$63,17441$64,860

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*0*
Associate professoracademic year8$56,4433$54,627
Assistant professoracademic year9$49,3656$49,209
Instructoracademic year235$49,501150$49,752
All faculty totalacademic year254$49,789159$49,824

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

South Texas College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Development
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Tool and Die Technology/Technician

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets South Texas College Apart:

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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 7%South Texas College Minority % of student body
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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 13%South Texas College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 18%South Texas College % of degrees in family and social work
% of degrees in engineering technician
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Top 19%South Texas College % of degrees in engineering technician

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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checked On-campus library
checked Has ROTC (army)

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