Texas State Technical College Harlingen

Texas State Technical College Harlingen

Texas State Technical College, or TSTC, was founded in 1965 as the James Connally Technical Institute (JCTI) of Texas A & M University. The South Texas campus of JCTI was established in Harlingen in 1967. The JCTI colleges separated from the Texas A & M University in 1969 and became the Texas State Technical Institute. The current name was given in 1991.

TSTC Harlingen offers associate degree programs and transferable general education courses in math, english, humanities, technical and business writing, and general psychology. The instructional departments of this college are:

  • Academic Distance Education Department
  • Associate Degree Nursing Preparatory Department
  • Biology Department
  • Business/Behavioral/Social Sciences Department
  • Communications & Humanities Department
  • Developmental English Department
  • Developmental Math Department
  • English/ Spanish Department
  • Mathematics/ Physics Department
  • Teacher Assistant Department

The intramural program of TSTC Harlingen includes sports teams in basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, aerobics, flag football, and table tennis.

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Texas State Technical College Harlingen
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen , TX 78550-3697
General Phone: (956) 364-4000

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TSTC Harlingen Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering Technician95electronics tech, telecommunications tech, biomedical tech, electromechanical tech, instrumentation tech, construction engineering tech, computer systems tech, drafting
Medical Support and Technology90dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental lab tech, medical assistant, surgical tech
Mechanics and Repair50HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, aircraft maintenance
Production Trades46machinist, tool and die tech, welding
Education and Teaching40teacher aide
Medical Administration35medical records tech, medical transcription
Photography and Commercial Art30commercial art
Computer Science and Engineering19information technology, computer programming, computer science
Office and Administration16administrative assistant, office data entry
Cooking and Culinary Arts14institutional food workers
Science and Laboratory Technician12chemical tech
Law6legal secretary
Business and Management4accounting technology
Agricultural Science and Management3agricultural management, agricultural technology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine3EMT paramedic, nursing assistant

Number of programs and degrees for TSTC Harlingen in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years15525
Associate's degree30830
Award of less than 1 academic year01

TSTC Harlingen Student Body

In 2007-2008, TSTC Harlingen had a total enrollment of 4,957 students (3,734 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 9%
Black 1%
Hispanic 88%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 21%
18-19 25%
20-21 14%
22-24 12%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%

TSTC Harlingen Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 44 %
Part-Time 42 %

TSTC Harlingen Room and Board (2007)

TSTC Harlingen offers campus housing for 927 of its 3,734 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Harlingen, 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 10 meals per week.

TSTC Harlingen Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,230
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,495
Room and board $ 6,850
Room charge $ 1,965
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,235
Books and supplies $ 1,279
Other expenses $ 2,449

Financial Aid:
TSTC Harlingen participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 922500)

TSTC Harlingen Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track9458

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$60,1781*
Associate professorcalendar year9$54,0955$52,800
Instructorcalendar year67$47,09939$45,596
All faculty totalcalendar year81$48,68445$46,440

*: 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
Associate professoracademic year1*0*
Instructoracademic year12$41,40213$38,645
All faculty totalacademic year13$43,04513$38,645

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

TSTC Harlingen Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business Technology
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Information Technology

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Institutional Food Workers

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive 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
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

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TSTC Harlingen Highlights

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What Sets TSTC Harlingen Apart:

% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 7%TSTC Harlingen % of degrees in medical administration
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 10%TSTC Harlingen Dorm rooms per full-time student
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%TSTC Harlingen Minority % of student body
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%TSTC Harlingen % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%TSTC Harlingen % of degrees in production trades
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%TSTC Harlingen Number of students
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%TSTC Harlingen % of degrees in photography and commercial art
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%TSTC Harlingen % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%TSTC Harlingen % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%TSTC Harlingen Number of degree programs
Male % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%TSTC Harlingen Male % of student body
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%TSTC Harlingen Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%TSTC Harlingen % of degrees in office and administration
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 20%TSTC Harlingen Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

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

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