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Located in McAllen, Texas, South Texas College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

552 Undergraduate Degrees

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South Texas College Rankings

South Texas College holds the #12 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

South Texas College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#23 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at South Texas College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#23 Most Popular Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards South Texas College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#24 Best Value Colleges for Registered Nursing College Factual
#30 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#62 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#62 Best Registered Nursing Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#83 Best Healthcare Associate Degree Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#101 Best Colleges for the Money College Factual

Where Is South Texas College?


Contact details for South Texas College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3201 W. Pecan, McAllen, TX 78501
Phone: 855-468-6782

How Do I Get Into South Texas College?

You can apply to South Texas College online at:

South Texas College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford South Texas College?

3% Take Out Loans

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 3% of students took out student loans averaging $2,022 a year. That adds up to $8,088 over four years for those students.

South Texas College Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,806 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
96% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 28,233 undergraduate students at South Texas College, with 8,806 being full-time and 19,427 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 8,806 full-time undergraduates at South Texas College, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of South Texas College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 54
Black or African American 33
Hispanic or Latino 8,374
White 221
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 123

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at South Texas College. At this time, 2 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 20 countries are represented at South Texas College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, South Korea, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at South Texas College

23,767 Took All Classes Online
26,529 Took At Least One Class Online
148.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 26,529 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at South Texas College has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of South Texas College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at South Texas College was 148.3%. This is the #201 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at South Texas College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

South Texas College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 0 310 0 10 320
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 149 0 149
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 83 0 0 0 83
TOTAL 83 310 149 10 552


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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