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The Valley's Most Affordable College

Get the Same Quality Education at a Fraction of the Cost!

At South Texas College, we take pride in emphasizing the quality of our education along with our affordable tuition rates.

It's our priority to provide outstanding instruction from dedicated staff and faculty.

With the lowest tuition rates in the Valley, plus affordable payment solutions like payment plans and pell grants, you too can graduate Debt-Free!

Affordable Quality

High Quality

South Texas College faculty members are devoted to their craft and always provide the highest quality instruction to students - whether by training for emerging instructional technology, learning new ways to enhance student engagement or ensuring each student receives personalized instruction.

Our instructors are driven by their passion to guide, advise, motivate and enhance student learning. Whether by demonstrating patience or highlighting preparedness, our instructors are constantly making strides to achieve one of our biggest priorities: student success. 

Attention Parents

Consider this...

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. Take a look at our tuition and fees.

Complete the Basics

Most core curriculum courses in the State of Texas are transferable 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

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.

Enrollment Options

Program Availability

Find an educational program that matches your personal interests and meets your specific career goals.

Academic Programs

Continuing Education

People who wish to further their education turn to us for professional development, corporate training, and personal enrichment.

Continuing Education

Online Learning

We offer 32 programs that can be completed entirely online without ever setting a foot on a physical college campus.

Online Programs

College for Veterans

We're dedicated to helping active & former military personnel get a quality education. Have a look at our complete veteran opportunities.

Veterans Affairs

Explore your options for incredible earning potential

Job TitleRegistered Nurse

Salary - Rio Grande Valley $63,571

Job Projections6,033 total jobs projected by 2020

Job TitleFirefighter

Salary: $44,851

Job Projections593 total jobs projected by 2020

Job TitleIT Security Managers

Salary - Rio Grande Valley $51,824

Job Projections1,666 total jobs projected by 2020

Job TitleParalegal

Salary - Rio Grande Valley $37,653

Job Projections401 total jobs projected by 2020

Source: EMSI via Career Coach

What's Your Major?

Choosing a Major?

With 121 career options to choose from at South Texas College, choosing a major and career path can be overwhelming! But don't worry, you can now count on  Career Coach - the online tool designed to help you make the education and career choices that best fit your goals

No Problem!

Take our Career Coach assessment today, identify your strengths and interests, and declare the major you want with all the confidence in the world!

Take the Career Assessment

Dual Credit

Our Dual Credit program makes the transition from high school to college easier than ever before. By taking part in the program, your high school student can take academic or technical college courses that will get them closer to a diploma while jumpstarting their journey to a postsecondary degree from South Texas College. Since tuition is waived for Dual Credit courses taken in high school, you can potentially save hundreds to thousands of dollars in tuition and other educational expenses during your student’s college career!

Students Say...

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.

Parents Say...

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
Participating Districts

  • Athenaeum - Pharr Oratory
  • Donna ISD
  • Edcouch - Elsa ISD
  • Edinburg CISD
  • Hidalgo ISD
  • Juan Diego Academy
  • La Joya ISD
  • La Villa ISD
  • McAllen ISD
  • Mercedes ISD
  • Mid Valley Academy
  • Mission CISD
  • Monte Alto ISD
  • Premier Charter
  • Progreso ISD
  • Rio Grande City ISD
  • Roma ISD
  • Sharyland ISD
  • South Texas ISD
  • Valley View ISD
  • Vanguard Academy
  • Weslaco ISD

Our Campuses

Mid-Valley Campus

Mid-Valley Campus

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Mon Tue Wed: 8am-6pm
Thu Fri: 8am-5pm

Nursing & Allied Health Campus

Nursing & Allied Health Campus

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Mon through Fri: 8am-5pm

Pecan Campus

Pecan Campus

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Mon Tue: 8am-7pm
Wed Thu: 8am-6pm
Fri: 8am-5pm

Starr County Campus

Starr County Campus

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Thu Fri: 8am-5pm

Technology Campus

Technology Campus

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Mon through Fri: 8am-5pm

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Need a Ride? Consider JagExpress!

Whether you’re heading to class at the Tech Campus or taking advantage of our Park & Ride feature, you can count on JagExpress to get you where you need to be.

We offer convenient routes between each of our five campuses along with many points in between. Using JagExpress is fast, easy and free to the public!

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