Why South Texas College?
119 Academic Programs
Our programs take as few as one to two years to complete and lead to high-demand careers in high-growth industries. South Texas College even offers four full bachelor degrees!
5 Convenient Locations
Five convenient Campuses in McAllen, Weslaco and Rio Grande City make it easier to get a quality education, close to home. We also offer free transportation with JagExpress!
Serving 34,000 Students
We're the largest higher-education institution south of San Antonio, where each college student learns to become something much more. You can too at South Texas College.
We're one of the most affordable colleges in the nation. Most of our students graduate debt-free, and over 80% have financial aid. We're committed to get you a degree, not debt.
We have a variety of student services to help you thrive at college. Employment, advising, disability services, student support - whatever your need, we're here to help.
Vibrant Student Life
At South Texas College there's life beyond the classroom. We have a wide variety of student clubs - some just for fun and others specifically connected with our programs.
High Quality at an Affordable Price
Get the same quality education at a fraction of the cost!
Our faculty members strive to provide the highest quality instruction for their students - whether training for emerging instructional technology or learning new ways to enhance student engagement.
Our instructors guide, advise, motivate and enhance student learning. They truly have a passion for their discipline and demonstrate compassion and patience for their students.
Along with our emphasis on quality, we offer affordable tuition rates to help you graduate debt-free. See for yourself by visiting our Tuitions & Fees page.
Choosing a college or university is one of the biggest decisions that your maturing child will face. As a parent, there are a few things you can do to ease this decision process and help your child find the institution of higher learning that is right for them.
Save Money on Tuition
The cost of attending public and private universities has been rising steadily the last few years, leaving many with a large amount of debt to pay off after graduation. One solution would be to attend a community college to save on tuition for the first couple years. This can dramatically reduce the amount to student loans to pay for classes. You can view our tuition and fees here.
Complete the Basics
Most core curriculum courses in the State of Texas are transferrable to any public college and university. This means that the core courses taken at South Texas College will transfer to any Texas public institution. View our Transferable Courses at tccns.org.
Time to Decide on a Major
Many high school graduates haven't yet picked a career path. When starting out at college, it’s important explore the possibilities while classes are cheaper.
Living Close to Home
One money-saving solution is to live at home and commute to school. While not all college students live at home, you can save thousands of dollars in the long run. Costs for Room & Board are a large part of student debt, which can account for almost half of expenses.
Find an educational program that matches your personal interests and meets your specific career goals.
People who wish to further their education turn to us for professional development, corporate training, and personal enrichment.
We offer 30 programs that can be completed entirely online without ever setting a foot on a physical college campus.
College for Veterans
We're dedicated to helping active & former military personnel get a quality education. Have a look at our complete veteran opportunities.
Our Dual Credit program allows high school students to take academic or technical college courses that count as credit toward a high school diploma while giving them a jump-start on a postsecondary certificate or degree from South Texas College. Our Early College High School programs give access to thousands of families in the Rio Grande Valley.
The Dual Credit Academies helped me grow as an individual. It gave me a clear perspective on what to expect after college, at a university. It was one of the best decisions I could have made.
It saved us and her a lot of money in the long run. I am grateful that my daughter got the opportunity to become something greater than she expected. The Dual Credit Academies helped her find her passion in engineering.
Dual Credit / Early College High School
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- Edinburg CISD
- Hidalgo ISD
- La Joya ISD
- La Villa ISD
- McAllen ISD
- Mercedes ISD
- Mission CISD
- Monte Alto ISD
- Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD
- Progreso ISD
- Rio Grande City CISD
- Sharyland ISD
- Valley View ISD
- Weslaco ISD