About South Texas College


Of students are first in their family to attend college


Enrollment: largest higher-ed institution South of San Antonio


Students that take advantage of some form of financial aid (excluding Dual Enrollment)


Student-Faculty Ratio

Founded in 1993, South Texas College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and associate degrees. South Texas College was created on September 1, 1993, by Texas Senate Bill 251 to serve Hidalgo and Starr counties.

Fast Facts

Board of Trustees

A confirmation election, held on August 12, 1995, established a taxing district for the college. Seven districts, based on population, were also approved for single-member representation on the Board of Trustees.

Programs & Offerings

South Texas College offers over 121 degree programs and certifications as well as continuing, professional and workforce education programs and Dual Credit courses for eligible high school students.


South Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Baccalaureate and Associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South Texas College.

Our Campuses

South Texas College has locations conveniently located throughout Hidalgo and Starr counties. In addition, South Texas College also has Workforce Training Centers and Higher Education Centers.