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 South Texas College

South Texas College - McAllen, TX

3201 W Pecan, McAllen, Texas 78502-9701

General information:(956)872-8311
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:No
Student population:29,604( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:25 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public 4-year Primarily Associate's
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,148 $2,364 $5,160 -54%
Out-of-state $5,484 $5,700 $7,170 -21%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $4,736 $4,854 $4,854 0%
Other $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,148 $3,564 $6,360 -50%
Off Campus $9,084 $9,618 $12,414 -25%
Off Campus with Family $4,348 $4,764 $7,560 -43%
On Campus $6,484 $6,900 $8,370 -25%
Off Campus $12,420 $12,954 $14,424 -14%
Off Campus with Family $7,684 $8,100 $9,570 -11%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,935
In-state fees $1,110
Out-of-state tuition $6,060
Out-of-state fees $1,110
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,112 90% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,029 87% $11,578,284 $5,706
Federal grants 1,923 82% $10,071,951 $5,238
Pell grants 1,923 82% $9,453,512 $4,916
Other federal grants 927 40% $618,439 $667
State/local government grant or scholarships 881 38% $1,493,603 $1,695
Institutional grants or scholarships 5 0% $12,730 $2,546
Student loan aid 99 4% $82,875 $837
Federal student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
Other student loans 99 4% $82,875 $837
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 13,965 50% $61,859,690 $4,430
Pell grants 13,228 48% $53,867,293 $4,072
Federal student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $1,317 $325 $-85
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $762 $556 $-450
$30,001 - $48,000 $1,965 $1,420 $255
$48,001 - $75,000 $2,748 $2,798 $2,231
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable $2,149
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 29,604
Undergraduate enrollment 29,604
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 685
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 65 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1995 Accredited


American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

12/01/1998 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

05/10/2000 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations54 7
Liquor law violations331
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 032
Burglary 300
Motor vehicle theft 110
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Bachelor's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General137---
Category total137---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General7-31-
Business Administration and Management, General---66
Business/Commerce, General185130-
Human Resources Management and Services, Other22--
Management Information Systems and Services, Other--7-
Office Management and Supervision22---
Category total216153866
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, General3---
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other3168--
Category total6168--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science7---
Computer Support Specialist13254--
Computer and Information Sciences, General20-2247
Category total402542247
Construction Trades Colleges
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General--9-
Plumbing Technology/Plumber-5--
Category total-510-
Education Colleges
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other1---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching284---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching13---
Secondary Education and Teaching111---
Category total409---
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General40---
Category total40---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD0---
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician38-29-
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology--12-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General14-22-
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology2---
Category total54-63-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General10---
Category total10---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant3835--
Category total3835--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General15---
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation11---
Category total26---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)811410-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician7-6-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--157-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder--23-
Medical/Clinical Assistant11-15-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide-69--
Occupational Therapist Assistant10---
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant8-6-
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant10---
Pre-Pharmacy Studies1---
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer14---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse200---
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant23---
Category total292183217-
History Colleges
History, General13---
Category total13---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies185---
Category total185---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary--8-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal8---
Category total8-8-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General18---
Category total18---
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician10-22-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician4-23-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/16-85-
Category total30-130-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other214---
Category total214---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General28---
Category total28---
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Culinary Arts/Chef Training2412--
Category total2412--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total10---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General10---
Physics, General3---
Category total13---
Precision Production Colleges
Tool and Die Technology/Technician833--
Welding Technology/Welder--39-
Category total83339-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General124---
Category total124---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work81---
Category total81---
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General11---
Social Sciences, General19---
Category total31---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Fine/Studio Arts, General16---
Music, General6---
Category total22---
Grand total2077705527113