South Texas College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,100

2.64% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$1,825

After Financial Aid

2017 Enrolled Students

31,321

34.4% Full-Time

About

South Texas College is a higher education institution located in Hidalgo County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South Texas College were General Business Administration & Management (162 degrees awarded), Health Care Administration & Management (60 degrees), and General Business (57 degrees).

In 2017, 5,989 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Texas College. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (5,720 degrees), 39.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (146 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Texas College is $2,100, which is $-10,790 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Texas College is $2,100, which is $-10,790 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $1,825.

In 2017, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,100

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at South Texas College was $2,100. The cost of tuition at South Texas College is $-10,790 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$1,825

2017 Value

3.54%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 South Texas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $1,825. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of South Texas College grew by 3.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,686

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Texas College was of $5,686 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.49% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at South Texas College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.13% with respect to 2016, when 39% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

N/A%

N/A Default Rate

N/A

Number of Defaults

In N/A the default rate for borrower's at South Texas College was N/A%, which represents N/A out of the N/A total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

South Texas College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 31,321 students enrolled at South Texas College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

South Texas College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of South Texas College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at South Texas College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

South Texas College has a total enrollment of 31,321 students. The full-time enrollment at South Texas College is 10,788 students and the part-time enrollment is 20,533. This means that 34.4% of students enrolled at South Texas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Texas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 94.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.41% White, 0.923% Asian, 0.307% Black or African American, 0.166% Two or More Races, 0.0575% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0447% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Texas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (52.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (42.3%) and White Male (1.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

34.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Texas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,321 students. The full-time enrollment at South Texas College is 10,788 and the part-time enrollment is 20,533. This means that 34.4% of students enrolled at South Texas College are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

2017 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 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (64%), South Texas College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    29,656

  2. White

    756

  3. Asian

    289

The enrolled student population at South Texas College is 94.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.41% White, 0.923% Asian, 0.307% Black or African American, 0.166% Two or More Races, 0.0575% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0447% 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 46.1% White, 24.4% 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, 436 students (1.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 949 more women than men received degrees from South Texas College. The majority of degree recipients at South Texas College are hispanic or latino (5,720 degrees awarded). There were 39.2 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (146 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South Texas College is General Business Administration & Management (162 degrees awarded), followed by Health Care Administration & Management (60 degrees) and General Business (57 degrees).

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 (381 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (751 degrees), and Protective Services (397 degrees).

Workforce

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 Software developers (415,118 people), Other managers (152,201 people), Computer occupations, all other (129,789 people), Police officers (126,003 people), and Computer programmers (110,417 people).

The most specialized majors at South Texas College are Precision Production (381 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (751 degrees), Protective Services (397 degrees), Construction (78 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (245 degrees).

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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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at South Texas College are Precision Production (381 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (751 degrees), Protective Services (397 degrees), Construction (78 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (245 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Texas College are Computer Systems Design (482,353 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (315,102 people), Elementary & secondary schools (205,914 people), Construction (128,460 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (124,098 people).

The most specialized majors at South Texas College are Precision Production (381 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (751 degrees), Protective Services (397 degrees), Construction (78 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (245 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. 162 degrees awarded

  2. 60 degrees awarded

  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South Texas College was General Business Administration & Management with 162 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,520

  2. 3,469

In 2017, 2,520 degrees were awarded to men at South Texas College, which is 0.726 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,469).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at South Texas College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 375 degrees were awarded to men at South Texas College in General Studies, which is 0.5 times less than the 750 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 750 degrees were awarded to women at South Texas College in General Studies, which is 2 times more than the 375 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

N/A%

100% Completion Time

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150% Completion Time

In N/A, N/A% of students graduating from South Texas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, N/A% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and N/A% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Texas College is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    5,720 degrees awarded

  2. White

    146 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Texas College is hispanic or latino (5,720 degrees awarded). There were 39.2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (146 degrees).

1% of degree recipients (60 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    3,324 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    2,396 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Texas College is hispanic or latino female (3,324 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (2,396 degrees).

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Operations

South Texas College has an endowment valued at nearly $339k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.61M (769%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, South Texas College had a total expenditure of $186M. Of that $186M, they spent $81.9M on salaries and $186M on benefits.

South Texas College employs 463 Instructors, 68 Lecturers, and 40 Assistant professors. Most academics at South Texas College are Male Instructors (265), Female Instructors(198), and Male Lecturers (50).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Texas College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 190 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 147 employees, and Service with 142 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$339k

2017 Endowment

0.00177%

growth from 2016

South Texas College has an endowment valued at about $339k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of South Texas College grew 0.00177% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.67M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at South Texas College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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. $4.49M - Federal

  2. $4.08M - State

  3. $6.1M - Local

As of 2017, South Texas College received $4.49M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.08M from state grants and contracts, and $6.1M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$81.9M

Salary Expenditure

$186M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, South Texas College had a total expenditure of $186M. Of that $186M, they spent $81.9M on salaries and $186M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at South Texas College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$81.9M

2017 Salaries

6.56%

growth from 2016

In 2017, South Texas College paid a median of $81.9M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($186M) and a 6.56% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.13% decline from 2015 and a 4.2% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 6.2M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$35.6M

Instructional Salaries

611

Number of Employees

In 2017, South Texas College paid a total of $35.6M to 611 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.15M (29.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

463 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

190 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Texas College were Instructor with 463 employees; Lecturer with 68 employees; and Lecturer with 40 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Texas College were Office and Administrative Support with 190 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 147 employees; and Service with 142 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Texas College was Male Instructor with 265 employees, Female Instructor with 198 employees, and Male Lecturer with 50 employees.

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

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