Southwest Texas Junior College: Narrative Description

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2401 Garner Field Rd.
Uvalde, TX 78801-6297
Tel: (830)278-4401; Admissions: (830)278-4401; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 97-acre small town campus with easy access to San Antonio. Total enrollment: 4,350. Students come from 2 states and territories, 4 other countries, 0% Native American, 75% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 34% 25 or older, 9% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: THEA required; SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to local residents.

Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $1184 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $1560 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Catholic Students Club, Business Administration Club. Major annual event: Spring Palms Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Will C. Miller Memorial Library with 30,890 books and 285 serials. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 15,000. Uvalde is located at the base of the Texas Hill Country 75 miles west of San Antonio and is known for its agriculture production; hunting for deer, wild turkey, quail and doves; and fishing. The climate is moderate. City services include a memorial hospital, public library, community theatre in the historic Grand Opera House, U.S. Vice-President John Nance Garner Memorial Museum, and churches of various denominations. Uvalde is reached by buslines, major highways and a private airport. Dormitories, apartments and rental houses provide student housing. Local recreation includes six screen theater complex, 18-hole golf course, parks, two rivers, private clubs, various community celebrations.

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