South Texas College

McAllen, TX 78502
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South Texas College (STC) is located in McAllen, Texas. STC was established in 1993 and it now serves around 31,000 students. It has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. There are many bachelor’s degree opportunities as well as associate’s degree opportunities. Students can also earn certificates in certain areas of study. Credits at STC are also very easily transferable over to various universities, allowing students to have many options when they want to continue their academic pursuits elsewhere. STC even has the distinction of operating one of the largest dual enrollment programs in the United States. Many high school students begin earning college credits ahead of their high school graduations at this school.

The STC nursing program allows students to take part in the vocational nursing program or the associate’s degree in nursing program. Nursing programs at STC are very competitive and this will be a comprehensive educational program. Upon graduation from one of the nursing programs, a student will be eligible to apply to take the appropriate NCLEX licensure exam. The nursing program at STC has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students31,321
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 59 191
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 8 81
Certificate 11 59
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 84.4%
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1995 - Current



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$70/credit
In State Students$80/credit
Out of State Students$200/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 $3,150 $3,600 $9,000
ADN 70 $4,900 $5,600 $14,000
BSN 125 $8,750 $10,000 $25,000
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, 89% of South Texas 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 79% $4,642
Other Federal Grant 7% $523
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $2,111
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 1% $1,276
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 6% $1,557


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$1,844
$30,001 to $48,000$2,421
$48,001 to $75,000$3,991
$75,001 to $110,000$5,801
Over $110,000$4,122

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
South Texas College
3201 W Pecan
McAllen, TX 78502

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