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Get the facts about South Texas College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is South Texas College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

South Texas College was awarded 48 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

South Texas College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into South Texas College?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into South Texas College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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South Texas College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At South Texas College, this rate is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at South Texas College is 60%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  60 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at South Texas College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at South Texas College is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

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South Texas College Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 31,321 undergraduates at South Texas College with 10,788 being full-time and 20,533 being part-time.

South Texas College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 14.37 out of 100, South Texas College is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  14.37 out of 100
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How Much Does South Texas College Cost?

The overall average net price of South Texas College is $1,445. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for South Texas College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$1,213 $1,712 $3,256 $3,997 $5,864

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of South Texas College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At South Texas College, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $1,925 a year. That adds up to $7,700 over four years for those students.

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How Much Money Do South Texas College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from South Texas College make around $30,300 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 24% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at South Texas College make the most money.

Location of South Texas College

South Texas College is a public institution located in McAllen, Texas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of South Texas College

Contact details for South Texas College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3201 W Pecan, McAllen, TX 78502-9701
Phone: 956-872-8311

South Texas College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 253 $30,500
Health & Medical Administrative Services 59 $24,800
Computer Information Systems 46 NA
General Biology 0 NA
Human Resource Management 0 NA
Communication & Media Studies 0 NA
General Business/Commerce 0 NA
Computer Science 0 NA
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at South Texas College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at South Texas College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 8,591 students took at least one online class at South Texas College. This is an increase from the 7,781 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 8,591 3,408
2016-2017 7,781 3,014
2015-2016 7,295 2,351
2014-2015 5,892 1,926
2013-2014 5,164 1,615

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