South Texas College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,310
2022 Average Net Price
$1,692
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
27,894
30.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
10.9%
5 Graduates

About

South Texas College is a higher education institution located in Hidalgo County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at South Texas College were General Studies (955 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (361 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (285 degrees).

In 2022, 5,616 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Texas College. 59.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (5,391 degrees), 43.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (125 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Texas College is $2,310, which is $−9,654 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at South Texas College is $2,310, which is $−9,654 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $1,692.

In 2022, 68% of undergraduate students attending South Texas College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$2,310
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at South Texas College was $2,310. The cost of tuition at South Texas College is $−9,654 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$1,692
2022 Value
11.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 South Texas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $1,692. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of South Texas College grew by 11.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,432
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Texas College was of $6,432 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.49% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

68% of undergraduate students at South Texas College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 47.8% with respect to 2021, when 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

South Texas College had a total enrollment of 27,894 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at South Texas College is 8,427 students and the part-time enrollment is 19,467. This means that 30.2% of students enrolled at South Texas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Texas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 95.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% White, 0.509% Asian, 0.437% Black or African American, 0.161% Two or More Races, 0.0896% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0359% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Texas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (53.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (41.8%) and White Female (1.06%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Texas College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,894 students. The full-time enrollment at South Texas College is 8,427 and the part-time enrollment is 19,467. This means that 30.2% of students enrolled at South Texas College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at South Texas College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), South Texas College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    26,627 enrolled students
  2. White
    586 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    142 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at South Texas College is 95.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% White, 0.509% Asian, 0.437% Black or African American, 0.161% Two or More Races, 0.0896% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0359% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 335 students (1.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,080 more women than men received degrees from South Texas College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South Texas College is hispanic or latino (5,391 degrees awarded). There were 43.1 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (125 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at South Texas College is General Studies (955 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (361 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (285 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at South Texas College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (355 degrees awarded), Protective Services (401 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,316 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Texas College are Police officers (133,175 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (111,900 people), Other managers (83,252 people), Construction managers (43,460 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (41,575 people).

The most specialized majors at South Texas College in 2022 are Precision Production (355 degrees awarded), Protective Services (401 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,316 degrees), Construction (90 degrees), and Human Sciences (108 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Texas College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at South Texas College are Precision Production (355 degrees awarded), Protective Services (401 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,316 degrees), Construction (90 degrees), and Human Sciences (108 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Texas College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (317,478 people), Elementary & secondary schools (237,280 people), Construction (116,121 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (73,597 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (69,942 people).

The most specialized majors at South Texas College are Precision Production (355 degrees awarded), Protective Services (401 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,316 degrees), Construction (90 degrees), and Human Sciences (108 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by South Texas College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 955 degrees awarded
  2. 361 degrees awarded
  3. 285 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at South Texas College was General Studies with 955 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,268
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,348
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,268 degrees were awarded to men at South Texas College, which is 0.677 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,348).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 294 degrees were awarded to men at South Texas College in Welding Technology, which is 16.3 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 668 degrees were awarded to men at South Texas College in General Studies, which is 2.33 times more than the 287 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
13%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 7% of students graduating from South Texas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 13% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 16% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (13%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at South Texas College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (13% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,391 degrees awarded
  2. White
    125 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Texas College is hispanic or latino (5,391 degrees awarded). There were 43.1 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (125 degrees).

0.694% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    3,231 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    2,160 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South Texas College is hispanic or latino female (3,231 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (2160 degrees).

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Operations

South Texas College has an endowment valued at nearly $340k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 306k (90%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2022, South Texas College had a total salary expenditure of 277M. South Texas College employs 397 Instructors, 71 Lecturers and 39 Assistant professors. Most academics at South Texas College are Male Instructor (225), Female Instructor (172), and Male Lecturer (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Texas College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 202 employees, Management, with 180 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 145 employees.

Endowment

$340k
2022 Endowment
0.00118%
growth from 2021

South Texas College has an endowment valued at about $340k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of South Texas College grew 0.00118% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.3M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.46M - Federal
  2. $4M - State
  3. $8.49M - Local

As of 2022, South Texas College received $5.46M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4M from state grants and contracts, and $8.49M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$92.5M
2022 Salaries
8.05%
growth from 2021

In 2022, South Texas College paid a median of $92.5M in salaries, which represents 33.4% of their overall expenditure ($277M) and a 8.05% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$33.6M
Instructional Salaries
547
Number of Employees

In 2022, South Texas College paid a total of $33.6M to 547 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
397 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
202 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Texas College were Instructor with 397 employees, Lecturer with 71 employees, and Assistant professor with 39 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Texas College were Office and Administrative Support with 202 employees, Management with 180 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 145 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Lecturer

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Texas College was Male Instructor with 225 employees, Female Instructor with 172 employees, and Male Lecturer with 49 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at South Texas College.

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