South Texas College: Ranking & Review

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South Texas College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)31,32113,88717,434

7,781 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,014 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

South Texas College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

South Texas College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

South Texas College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$2,400$6,000
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,620$1,620
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$80$200

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1,1251,125
Health Professions and Related Programs77060830
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services72427751
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services436219655
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service397397
Precision Production381381
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians245245
Biological and Biomedical Sciences159159
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields152152
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences104104
Public Administration and Social Service Professions9393
Construction Trades7878
Personal and Culinary Services6868
Mathematics and Statistics6868
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies5555
Visual and Performing Arts4747
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4141
Social Sciences3434
English Language and Literature & Letters3030
Legal Professions and Studies2626
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2323
Physical Sciences99
Philosophy and Religious Studies55
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11
Grand Total5,6833065,989

A total of 5,989 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at South Texas College.

Graduation rate15%15%15%
  • Full-time retention rate - 70%
  • Part-time retention rate - 59%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsstc purple, stc green
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,867
Instructional FTE778
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant

Location and Contacts

Address3201 W Pecan
McAllen, Texas, 78502-9701
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population141,000

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