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Get an Education, Not Lifelong Debt.

College can be expensive. But by starting your education at STC, you can avoid long-term post-graduate debt.

At STC we’ve built a reputation for low tuition rates while prioritizing our quality of instruction. Because the only thing on your mind should be your success, not how much it’ll cost.

Ways to Pay for College

120+ Degrees and Certificates Available

150 University Transfer Opportunities

8 Convenient Locations Near You

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. Here are a few things to consider during this decision process to help your child find the path that's right for them.

Save on Tuition

The cost of attending public and private universities has been rising steadily for years, leaving many with large debts after graduation. One solution is to attend a community college to save on tuition for the first couple years. 

Complete the Basics

Most core curriculum courses at STC are transferable to any public college or university in the state of Texas. View our Transferable Courses at

Decide on a Major

Many high school graduates haven't yet picked a career path. STC offers a wide variety of degree options, allowing students to explore the possibilities, where costs can be lower.

Live 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 could save thousands of dollars in the long run.

For details on tuition and fees, the cost of attendance or ways to pay for college, please see the following:
Tuition and Fees | Cost of Attendance | Paying for College

Enrollment Options

Program Availability

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

Academic Programs

Continuing Education

Further your education with professional development, corporate training and personal enrichment.

Continuing Education

Online Learning

We offer 37 programs that can be completed entirely online without ever setting a foot on a physical college campus.

Online Programs


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

Veterans Affairs

What's Your Major?

Choosing a Major?

With 130 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, with 4 different Dual Credit options for students:

  • Dual Credit Courses
  • Career & Technical Education Programs
  • Designated High Schools
  • Academy Programs

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 Partners

  • Donna ISD
  • Edinburg CISD
  • Edcouch-Elsa ISD
  • Hidalgo ISD
  • La Joya ISD
  • La Villa ISD
  • McAllen ISD
  • Mercedes ISD
  • Mission CISD
  • Monte Alto ISD
  • Progresso ISD
  • Juan Diego Catholic Regional High School
  • Rio Grande City Grulla ISD
  • Roma ISD
  • Sharyland ISD
  • South Texas ISD
  • Triumph Public High Schools RGV
  • Valley View ISD
  • Vanguard Academy
  • Weslaco ISD

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