A Message from the President

Dr. Solis

Welcome to the 2024-25 academic year at South Texas College. This year we are celebrating 30 years of regional service and success.

While one of the youngest colleges in the state, STC has been one of the fastest growing with six campuses in Hidalgo and Starr Counties, and offering of more than 130 programs and a current enrollment of 30,000 academic students with 20,000 more in technical workforce training.

Since I got here almost three years ago, I’ve made access and success our top priorities. Our Foundation is now in full operation with a board of distinguished community leaders who share our vision of raising funds for student scholarship opportunities.

Because we believe that no student should be deprived of a college education, we are about to unveil a Valley Promise initiative that will give many of our students the chance to pursue an education at no cost to them or their families.   

We are partnering with more universities than ever before, to make sure our Jaguars have transfer and scholarship opportunities to four-year institutions throughout the state of Texas.

And, our prestigious nursing school, dual credit programs, apprenticeship programs and bachelor’s programs are recognized nationally as being pioneering successes while our STC leadership in these areas are considered industry experts.

In short, with the full support of a very engaged Board of Trustees, we are continuously moving our institution forward with confidence and pride, positively impacting the community and region we serve.

As an incoming student, you are in good hands. Supportive faculty, engaging technology and resources such as counseling, advising and tutoring are in place to ensure your success here at STC and beyond.

It is my sincere hope that you will enjoy the adventure that awaits and that you will make STC memories that you will cherish as you make your way through life. Paws Up!


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Dr. Ricardo J. Solis