Southwest Texas Junior College

Southwest Texas Junior College

Southwest Texas Junior College is a comprehensive, public, two-year college, located in Uvalde, Texas. The college comprises four campuses, which serve eleven counties in southwest Texas. These campuses are situated in Uvalde County, Del Rio, Maverick County and Crystal City. The college offers an array of degrees and programs to its students.

SWTJC's athletic department fields both men's and women's sports teams, which participate in a variety of sports and are nicknamed the Cowboys. The campuses are also home to several student clubs and organizations like the Catholic clubs, Gaming club and the Education club.

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Southwest Texas Junior College
2401 Garner Field Rd
Uvalde , TX 78801-6297
General Phone: (830) 278-4401

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Southwest Texas Junior College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts325general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine78registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Family and Social Work48child development, public administration
Mechanics and Repair47HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Beauty and Cosmetology20cosmetology
Engineering Technician20construction engineering tech
Business and Management17business management, international business
Conservation and Resource Management15wildlife management
Office and Administration14office data entry
Security and Law Enforcement14criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science
Production Trades7welding
Education and Teaching1teacher aide
Transportation0commercial pilot and flight crew
Agricultural Science and Management0agricultural operations

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree43219
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years18514
Award of less than 1 academic year02

Southwest Texas Junior College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southwest Texas Junior College had a total enrollment of 4,716 students (3,159 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 14%
Black 2%
Hispanic 80%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 14%
18-19 27%
20-21 17%
22-24 12%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Southwest Texas Junior College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 41 %

Southwest Texas Junior College Room and Board (2007)

Southwest Texas Junior College offers campus housing for 260 of its 3,159 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 14 meals per week.

Southwest Texas Junior College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,612
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,452
Room and board $ 3,100
Room charge $ 1,200
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,900
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 3,562

Financial Aid:
Southwest Texas Junior College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 361400)

Southwest Texas Junior College Faculty

Southwest Texas Junior College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year2*4$71,571
All faculty totalcalendar year2*4$71,571

*: 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
Instructoracademic year57$45,54851$45,900
All faculty totalacademic year57$45,54851$45,900

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

Southwest Texas Junior College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports15823

Southwest Texas Junior College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
General Studies

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

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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What Sets Southwest Texas Junior College Apart:

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Top 19%Southwest Texas Junior College % of degrees in family and social work

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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