Texas State Technical College-Harlingen: Narrative Description

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1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550-3697
Tel: (956)364-4000; Admissions: (956)364-4100; Fax: (956)364-5140; Web Site: http://www.harlingen.tstc.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, specialized, coed. Part of Texas State Technical College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 125-acre small town campus. Research spending 2002-03: $96,603. Educational spending 2002-03: $4686 per student. Total enrollment: 4,028. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,492 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,729 students, 44% women, 56% men. Part-time: 2,299 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 0.01% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 85% Hispanic, 0.5% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 31% 25 or older, 8% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for dental hygiene, dental assistant, health information technology programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: THEA required; SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2088 Full-time, $58 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5832 full-time, $162 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $8 per credit hour part-time, $1.40. College room and board: $3795. College room only: $2085.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Congress, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, Business Professionals of America. Major annual events: Oktoberfest, Miss TSTC Pageant, Techsan Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, night watchman for housing area. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Texas State Technical College Learning Resource Center with 25,000 books, 41 microform titles, 413 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $380,122. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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