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3201 West Pecan
McAllen, TX 78501
Tel: (956)618-8323
Free: 800-742-7822
Admissions: (956)688-2011
Fax: (956)928-4445
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District-supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1993. Setting: 20-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $17,971. Total enrollment: 15,334. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 24% from top quarter of their high school class, 32% from top half. Full-time: 6,991 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 8,343 students, 64% women, 36% men. 0.03% Native American, 94% Hispanic, 0.1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 35% 25 or older. Retention: 56% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at University of Texas-Pan American. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: THEA required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. One-time mandatory fee: $75. Area resident tuition: $1069 full-time. State resident tuition: $1241 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $2436 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Beta Epsilon Mu Honor Society, Automotive Technology Club, Child Care and Development Association Club, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Ventilation Club, Writing in Literary Discussion Club. Major annual events: Career Day, Cinco de Mayo, Thanksgiving Food Drive. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 12,611 books, 177 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $144,832. 240 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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