Texas Southmost College

Brownsville, TX 78520
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Texas Southmost College (TSC) is located in Brownsville, Texas. TSC was established all the way back in 1926 and it has the distinction of being the first successful institution of higher learning in Brownsville. This is a public junior college with an open admission policy. There are several associate’s degree programs that will allow students to walk new career paths. There are also many certificate programs that will help students find job opportunities. This is also a very popular transfer school in the area. Students can take their first two years of classes at TSC and then transfer the credits over to various four-year universities. There are more than 50 programs of study that can lead to an associate’s degree at this school so students will have many options to consider.

The TSC nursing program offers students two paths to choose. Students can sign up for either the vocational nursing program or the associate’s degree in nursing program. Both nursing programs are designed to teach students the best possible nursing skills. Nursing students will gain experience over time and learn to provide top-notch care to patients in a variety of different medical settings. Both the vocational nursing program and the associate’s degree in nursing program are accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students6,216
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 11
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 5 17
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 81.4%
  • NCLEX-RN: 68.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1995 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1982 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
02/01/2006 - 08/31/2015
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
07/01/1998 - 08/31/2015



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$50/credit
In State Students$100/credit
Out of State Students$150/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $2,250 $4,500 $6,750
ADN 70 $3,500 $7,000 $10,500
BSN 125 $6,250 $12,500 $18,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of Texas Southmost College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 84% $4,931
Other Federal Grant 16% $468
State Grant & Scholarships 12% $2,775
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 10% $831
Federal Student Loans 19% $4,132
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$3,920
$30,001 to $48,000$4,366
$48,001 to $75,000$6,926
$75,001 to $110,000$8,714
Over $110,000$9,650

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Texas Southmost College
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520

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