- Largest higher education institution south of San Antonio.
- Nearly 70% of students are the first in their family to enroll in college.
- Five campus locations.
Founded in 1993, South Texas College features five campuses across Texas, including three in McAllen, one in Rio Grande City, and one in Weslaco. South Texas also features workforce training centers and higher education centers throughout the state. The college offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the entire country, and its 33 fully online programs give students a flexible educational format. Students can pursue programs in a variety of disciplines including business administration, anthropology, psychology, and communication studies.
South Texas College's Accreditation, Tuition, and Admissions Info
Accreditation and Approvals
South Texas College is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges.
- In-district Tuition for 21 Credit Hours: $1,470.00
- Out-of-district Tuition for 21 Credit Hours: $1,680.00
- Non-resident Tuition for 21 Credit Hours: $4,200.00
Applicants to South Texas College must complete an admissions application, provide their high school or college transcripts, and submit ACT or SAT test scores. The college accepts applicants with GEDs if they provide their proof of completion. Transfer applicants must send in all of their transcripts obtained from a regionally accredited institution to be considered for admission.
- Student-to-faculty ratio is 26:1.
- Nearly 75% of of students receiving scholarships or financial aid.
- Founded in 1993.
- Accreditation: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges
- Full-Time Freshman Retention Rate: 72%
- Public/Private: Public community college
- Acceptance Rate: 100%
- Graduation Rate: 30.3%
- Athletics: NCAA Division I
- Mascot: Tigers
- Colors: Green and violet
- Address: 3201 West Pecan Blvd, McAllen, TX 78501
- Phone Number: (800) 742-7822
- Social Media: Facebook; Twitter; Instagram
Online Degrees Offered
South Texas College offers:
- 20 online associate programs
- Four online bachelor's programs