Public 4 Year

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas

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South Texas College overview
Location McAllen, Texas
Online southtexascollege.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
South Texas College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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South Texas College, established in 1993, is a public institution located in McAllen, Texas, a city near the border with Mexico, approximately 70 miles west of the Gulf of Mexico. The college offers a diverse range of academic programs with notable focuses on Business Administration, Nursing, and Technology Applications. South Texas College presents a non-residential campus but facilitates student housing through nearby off-campus apartment complexes. While it does not have a traditional campus atmosphere due to its primarily commuter nature, it does provide a supportive environment for learning with facilities spread across five campuses and two higher education centers in the Rio Grande Valley. Academic offerings range from certificate programs to bachelor's degrees, catering to both workforce training and academic transfer. The college?s application process is characterized by an open admissions policy. South Texas College does not emphasize intercollegiate athletics, focusing instead on its educational mission.

South Texas College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  8,427 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 19,467 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $2,610 plus fees of $1,920.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for South Texas College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,920
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $6,745
Other Expenses Budget$1,400
Total One Year Cost$13,575

Texas Resident Tuition

In State Costs for South Texas College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,920
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $6,745
Budget for Other Expenses$1,400
Total One Year Cost$13,875

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$34,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by South Texas College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 20%
Education 12%
Computer and Information Sciences 11%
Business 10%
General Studies 6%

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