South Texas College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,310
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$1,630
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
28,233
31.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
13.2%
9 Graduates

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 (266 degrees awarded), Health Care Administration & Management (84 degrees), and General Computer & Information Sciences (78 degrees).

In 2020, 6,550 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Texas College. 58.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (6,258 degrees), 42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (149 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Texas College is $2,310, which is $−9,519 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Texas College is $2,310, which is $−9,519 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $1,630.

In 2020, 42% of undergraduate students attending South Texas College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,310
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at South Texas College was $2,310. The cost of tuition at South Texas College is $−9,519 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$1,630
2020 Value
21.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 South Texas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $1,630. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of South Texas College grew by 21.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,123
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Texas College was of $6,123 in 2020. 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 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
N/A%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

42% of undergraduate students at South Texas College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.44% with respect to 2019, when 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

South Texas College has a total enrollment of 28,233 students. The full-time enrollment at South Texas College is 8,806 students and the part-time enrollment is 19,427. This means that 31.2% of students enrolled at South Texas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Texas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 95.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.27% White, 0.758% Asian, 0.407% Black or African American, 0.159% Two or More Races, 0.0779% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0142% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Texas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (57.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (37.6%) and White Female (1.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Texas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,233 students. The full-time enrollment at South Texas College is 8,806 and the part-time enrollment is 19,427. This means that 31.2% of students enrolled at South Texas College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
2020 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 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (66%), South Texas College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    26,882
  2. White
    641
  3. Asian
    214

The enrolled student population at South Texas College is 95.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.27% White, 0.758% Asian, 0.407% Black or African American, 0.159% Two or More Races, 0.0779% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0142% 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 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% 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, 309 students (1.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1132 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 (6,258 degrees awarded). There were 42 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (149 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South Texas College is General Business Administration & Management (266 degrees awarded), followed by Health Care Administration & Management (84 degrees) and General Computer & Information Sciences (78 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 (388 degrees awarded), Protective Services (441 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,590 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 (436,623 people), Other managers (161,254 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (132,498 people), Police officers (130,488 people), and Computer occupations, all other (116,419 people).

The most specialized majors at South Texas College are Precision Production (388 degrees awarded), Protective Services (441 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,590 degrees), Human Sciences (124 degrees), and Construction (83 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, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at South Texas College are Precision Production (388 degrees awarded), Protective Services (441 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,590 degrees), Human Sciences (124 degrees), and Construction (83 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 (509,723 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (324,046 people), Elementary & secondary schools (272,570 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (138,581 people), and Construction (131,944 people).

The most specialized majors at South Texas College are Precision Production (388 degrees awarded), Protective Services (441 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,590 degrees), Human Sciences (124 degrees), and Construction (83 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. 266 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 84 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 78 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South Texas College was General Business Administration & Management with 266 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,709
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,841
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,709 degrees were awarded to men at South Texas College, which is 0.705 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,841).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 445 degrees were awarded to men at South Texas College in General Studies, which is 0.548 times less than the 812 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 812 degrees were awarded to women at South Texas College in General Studies, which is 1.82 times more than the 445 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Texas College is Male and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    6,258 degrees awarded
  2. White
    149 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Texas College is hispanic or latino (6,258 degrees awarded). There were 42 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (149 degrees).

0.809% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    3,691 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    2,567 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South Texas College is hispanic or latino female (3,691 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (2,567 degrees).

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Operations

South Texas College has an endowment valued at nearly $340k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.87M (1.44k%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, South Texas College had a total salary expenditure of $239M. South Texas College employs 420 Instructors, 44 Assistant professors, and 39 Lecturers. Most academics at South Texas College are Male Instructors (237), Female Instructors(183), and Male Lecturers (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Texas College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 221 employees, Management, with 161 employees, and Service with 148 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$340k
2020 Endowment
0.00619%
growth from 2019

South Texas College has an endowment valued at about $340k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of South Texas College grew 0.00619% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.2M 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. $4.89M - Federal
  2. $4.08M - State
  3. $8.71M - Local

As of 2020, South Texas College received $4.89M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.08M from state grants and contracts, and $8.71M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$92.8M
2020 Salaries
0.562%
growth from 2019

In 2020, South Texas College paid a median of $92.8M in salaries, which represents 38.8% of their overall expenditure ($239M) and a 0.562% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.28% growth from 2018 and a 8.06% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$33M
Instructional Salaries
541
Number of Employees

In 2020, South Texas College paid a total of $33M to 541 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
420 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
221 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Texas College were Instructor with 420 employees; Assistant professor with 44 employees; and Assistant professor with 39 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Texas College were Office and Administrative Support with 221 employees; Management with 161 employees; and Service with 148 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Lecturer

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Texas College was Male Instructor with 237 employees, Female Instructor with 183 employees, and Male Lecturer with 27 employees.

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

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