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Texas State Technical College Overview

Texas State Technical College is a public institution located in Waco, Texas. The location of TSTC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Texas State Technical College Known For?

3,517 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at TSTC is the undergraduate certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 85% of the faculty were full-time.

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Texas State Technical 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.

TSTC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#96 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#146 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 TSTC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Electrical & Power Transmission Installers Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Building Management & Inspection Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Electrical & Power Transmission Installers Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#97 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#132 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Texas State Technical College?

Location of Texas State Technical College

Contact details for TSTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3801 Campus Drive, Waco, TX 76705
Phone: 800-792-8784
Website: www.tstc.edu

How Do I Get Into TSTC?

You can apply to TSTC online at: https://texasstatetechcollege.force.com/OnlineApp/TX_SiteLogin?startURL=

Texas State Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Texas State Technical College?

39% Take Out Loans
8.0% Loan Default Rate

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 TSTC, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $5,026 a year. That adds up to $20,104 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at TSTC is 8.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Texas State Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,536 Full-Time Undergraduates
22% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,720 undergraduate students at TSTC, with 4,536 being full-time and 6,184 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  TSTC

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,536 full-time undergraduates at TSTC, 78% are male and 22% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  TSTC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of TSTC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 16
Black or African American 293
Hispanic or Latino 2,151
White 1,856
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 220

Over 5 countries are represented at TSTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Philippines, Germany, and Guatemala.

Online Learning at Texas State Technical College

605 Took All Classes Online
2,388 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 2,388 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 80th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 49%
Business, Management & Marketing 24%
Health Professions 6%

Texas State Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 190 293 117 600
Precision Metal Working 261 164 114 539
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 17 221 0 238
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 89 128 0 217
Information Technology 1 178 8 187
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 176 176
Environmental Control Technology 87 81 0 168
Industrial Production Technology 32 77 13 122
Nursing 0 107 0 107
Dental Support Services 78 27 0 105
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 34 55 0 89
Allied Health Professions 41 40 0 81
Business Administration & Management 0 79 1 80
Culinary Arts 37 36 3 76
General Biology 0 74 0 74
Construction Engineering Technology 18 47 0 65
Air Transportation 0 63 0 63
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 60 60
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 48 1 49
Design & Applied Arts 1 46 0 47
Teaching Assistants 0 45 1 46
Quality Control Technology 0 37 0 37
Health & Medical Administrative Services 9 20 8 37
Physical Science Technicians 0 30 0 30
Electronics Engineering Technology 2 21 0 23
Mental & Social Health Services 1 21 0 22
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 21 0 21
Computer Programming 0 19 0 19
Plumbing & Water Supply 19 0 0 19
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 16 0 16
Computer Software & Applications 0 15 0 15
Graphic Communications 0 14 0 14
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 13 13
Computer Science 0 11 0 11
General Engineering 0 11 0 11
Computer Systems Networking 0 8 0 8
Mathematics 0 8 0 8
Building Management & Inspection 0 6 0 6
Accounting 0 4 0 4
Physics 0 3 0 3
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 2 0 2
Computer Information Systems 0 2 0 2
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 2 0 2
Nuclear & Radiological Technicians 0 2 0 2
Horticulture 0 1 0 1
Computer Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 917 2,085 515 3,517

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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