Texas State Technical College Waco

Texas State Technical College Waco

Texas State Technical College, TSTC, Waco is a public college in Waco, Texas. The college, which was founded in 1965, offers study programs at the certificate and associate's degree levels in business, social science, science, agriculture, engineering, health science, and transportation among others. Distance learning programs, workforce development, and continuing education programs are also offered by the college.

TSTC is a member of the Big 12 Conference. Students also participate in sports like flag football, basketball, softball, and volleyball at the intramural level. Several financial aid options such as scholarships, loans, and work study programs are also available for eligible students. Students can also opt for the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Sponsorship Program, and the NATF Scholarships.

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Texas State Technical College Waco
3801 Campus Dr
Waco , TX 76705
General Phone: (800) 792-8784

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TSTC Waco Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering Technician340electronics tech, laser/optical tech, telecommunications tech, biomedical tech, instrumentation tech, robotics tech, HVAC tech, occupational safety tech, quality control tech, ...
Mechanics and Repair268industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech
Computer Science and Engineering127computer programming, web design, network management, computer security, webmastering
Medical Support and Technology70dental assistant, radiation protection
Production Trades68welding
Photography and Commercial Art32commercial art
Science and Laboratory Technician31biology tech, nuclear tech, chemical tech
Landscaping and Horticulture25turf management
Education and Teaching24instructional media design
Cooking and Culinary Arts18institutional food workers
Transportation9commercial pilot and flight crew
Liberal Arts7cartography
Media1animation and special effects, printing equipment operation
Construction Trades1construction, electrician
Design0design and visual communication

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years29224
Associate's degree71537
Award of less than 1 academic year148

TSTC Waco Student Body

In 2007-2008, TSTC Waco had a total enrollment of 4,210 students (4,266 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 17%
Hispanic 18%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 31%
20-21 21%
22-24 15%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

TSTC Waco Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 45 %

TSTC Waco Room and Board (2007)

TSTC Waco offers campus housing for 1,500 of its 4,266 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Waco, 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.

TSTC Waco Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,627
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,839
Room and board $ 5,034
Room charge $ 3,375
Board (meal plan) charge $ 735
Books and supplies $ 1,900
Other expenses $ 1,474

Financial Aid:
TSTC Waco participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 363400)

TSTC Waco Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track17163

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$65,4091*
Associate professorcalendar year12$55,8124$47,502
Instructorcalendar year138$46,98241$42,917
All faculty totalcalendar year154$48,14846$43,823

*: 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 year3$49,1961*
Instructoracademic year14$45,69116$37,917
All faculty totalacademic year17$46,30917$38,566

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

TSTC Waco Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Systems Security
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Institutional Food Workers

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Educational/Instructional Media Design

Engineering Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician
Robotics Technology/Technician
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Landscaping And Horticulture
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Liberal Arts

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician
Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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TSTC Waco Highlights

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