A Message from the President
South Texas College is conveniently located near your home with three campuses in McAllen, one in Weslaco and one in Rio Grande City. There are also two teaching centers offering evening classes, one in La Joya, and another in Pharr. This means you do not have to travel far for a quality education at an affordable price. The College is proud of its numerous accomplishments throughout the years and honored to serve more than 33,000 students per semester. A record breaking enrollment of 34,641 students was reached in Fall 2015.
If you find that your current lifestyle keeps you from attending classes on campus, South Texas College Online allows you to take courses anytime, anywhere, from the comfort of your home or office, or even at the beach. You can select from more than 500 courses in a wide variety of subjects that may apply to earning one of 24 certificates and associate degrees, in addition to 3 applied bachelor's degrees, all available online. South Texas College Online offers all of the same services as our traditional campuses including advising, career placement, counseling, library services and so much more.
As you browse through the catalog, you will find that South Texas College offers 119 degree and certificate program options for your consideration in a variety of allied health, business, liberal arts, math, nursing, science, social sciences and technology pathways that lead to high-wage, and rewarding careers. Dedicated students can earn certificates in as little as one year or an associate degree in less than two years, gaining skills that lead to direct entry into the job market.
South Texas College is also very proud to be one of three community colleges in the state of Texas accredited to offer Bachelor of Applied Technology degrees. Students can pursue a degree in Technology Management, Computer and Information Technologies, Medical and Health Services Management, and a new Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership.
For those life-long learners who wish to simply refresh their current skills or acquire new skills, enrollment in one of the College’s many continuing and professional education classes is also available. In addition, South Texas College offers workforce training and first-class customized training in response to the needs of businesses and industries in our area.
A wide array of services are offered at the College to ensure your success. These services include advisement, counseling, disability assistance, dual enrollment, financial aid, tutoring in most every subject, as well as student life activities, just to name a few.
South Texas College is the best choice for your higher education and career preparation. More information about the College is within your fingertips at www.southtexascollege.edu. I look forward to seeing you among the thousands of students who walk through our doors every semester.
Shirley A. Reed, M.B.A., Ed.D.