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South Texas College Overview

Located in McAllen, Texas, South Texas College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is South Texas College Known For?

6,531 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at South Texas College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 60% of the faculty were full-time.

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South Texas College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

South Texas College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#17 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#105 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at South Texas College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is South Texas College?

Location of South Texas College

Contact details for South Texas College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3201 W Pecan, McAllen, TX 78502-9701
Phone: 956-872-8311
Website: https://www.southtexascollege.edu

How Do I Get Into South Texas College?

You can apply to South Texas College online at: https://www.southtexascollege.edu/getting-started/index.php

South Texas College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford South Texas College?

4% Take Out Loans

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At South Texas College, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $1,925 a year. That adds up to $7,700 over four years for those students.

South Texas College Undergraduate Student Diversity

11,080 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
96% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 33,054 undergraduate students at South Texas College, with 11,080 being full-time and 21,974 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  South Texas College

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,080 full-time undergraduates at South Texas College, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  South Texas College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of South Texas College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of South Texas College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 76
Black or African American 46
Hispanic or Latino 10,524
White 256
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 176

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at South Texas College. At this time, 2 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 20 countries are represented at South Texas College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, South Korea, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at South Texas College

3,408 Took All Classes Online
8,591 Took At Least One Class Online
20.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 8,591 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at South Texas College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 6th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of South Texas College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at South Texas College was 20.6%. This is the #878 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at South Texas College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of South Texas College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 4%
Business, Management & Marketing 2%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 11%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 32%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 6%
General Psychology 2%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 20%
Health Professions 18%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 9%
Human Development & Family Studies 32%
Human Resource Management 48%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 7%
Liberal Arts General Studies 7%
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 20%
Mathematics 8%
Mathematics & Statistics 8%
Philosophy 33%
Philosophy & Religious Studies 33%
Political Science & Government 12%
Psychology 2%
Public Administration 86%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at South Texas College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at South Texas College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Anthropology #5
Philosophy #5
Linguistics & Comparative Literature #5
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #12
General English Literature #12
Political Science & Government #13
General Social Sciences #15
Computer Science #20
Social Work #25
Communication & Media Studies #27
Human Development & Family Studies #27
English Language & Literature #30
Philosophy & Religious Studies #30
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #32
Human Resource Management #35
Communication & Journalism #43
Computer Information Systems #46
Social Sciences #47
General Business/Commerce #49
Public Administration & Social Service #60
Teacher Education Grade Specific #76
Health & Medical Administrative Services #93
Computer & Information Sciences #100
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #110
Liberal Arts General Studies #110
Criminal Justice & Corrections #113
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #125
Education #200
Business Administration & Management #247
Health Professions #273
Business, Management & Marketing #314

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

South Texas College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,450 0 0 1,450
Criminal Justice & Corrections 40 409 0 0 449
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 433 0 0 433
Precision Metal Working 265 64 103 0 432
General Business/Commerce 9 293 11 0 313
Computer Information Systems 183 55 28 46 312
Allied Health Professions 205 61 21 0 287
Nursing 0 254 0 0 254
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 253 253
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 113 0 139 0 252
General Biology 0 214 0 0 214
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 51 122 0 173
General Psychology 0 168 0 0 168
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 40 72 17 0 129
Social Work 0 122 0 0 122
Health & Medical Administrative Services 23 22 17 59 121
Human Development & Family Studies 89 26 0 0 115
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 89 12 0 0 101
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 8 92 0 100
General Engineering 0 95 0 0 95
Mathematics 0 74 0 0 74
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 20 51 0 71
Health & Physical Education 0 70 0 0 70
Computer Engineering Technology 51 14 0 0 65
Culinary Arts 23 29 0 0 52
Computer Science 0 48 0 0 48
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 15 21 0 36
Human Resource Management 24 8 1 0 33
General English Literature 0 31 0 0 31
American Sign Language 11 19 0 0 30
Fire Protection 20 6 0 0 26
Design & Applied Arts 0 24 0 0 24
Communication & Media Studies 0 23 0 0 23
Fine & Studio Arts 0 23 0 0 23
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 20 0 0 20
History 0 20 0 0 20
Legal Support Services 0 11 6 0 17
Political Science & Government 0 17 0 0 17
General Social Sciences 0 16 0 0 16
Music 0 16 0 0 16
Construction Engineering Technology 0 4 8 0 12
Chemistry 0 7 0 0 7
Public Administration 4 3 0 0 7
Drama & Theater Arts 0 7 0 0 7
Philosophy 0 6 0 0 6
Anthropology 0 3 0 0 3
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 2 0 0 2
Physics 0 2 0 0 2
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,189 4,347 637 358 6,531

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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