Texas State Technical College, which has 10 campuses statewide, has been ranked first in Texas and third nationally among two-year institutions by Niche.com.
TSTC received high marks in six categories: diversity, location, professors, safety, student life and value. The technical college was lauded for its 100-percent acceptance rate and its average $10,237 yearly tuition. Also receiving recognition is TSTC’s awarding of more than $6,699 in yearly average financial aid.
“We’re honored to be recognized for our dedication to our students and the value we bring to families and communities across Texas,” said Michael Reeser, chancellor and CEO of TSTC. “Our faculty and staff focus on student success toward a great career, and it shows.”
Diversifying Educational Opportunities
According to the website, TSTC has an average 12-1 student-instructor ratio. Top technical programs by graduates include Automotive Technology and Diesel Equipment Technology. Electrical Power and Controls, and Welding Technology are also part of the top programs.
TSTC’s programs offer a combination of online and hybrid learning. Some programs offer evening classes at some campuses. These include Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology, Industrial Systems, and Precision Machining Technology.
TSTC offers several programs online such as Chemical Dependency Counseling, and Computer Networking and Systems Administration. Other online programs include Computer Programming, Cybersecurity, Digital Media Design and Health Information Technology.
TSTC has partnerships with the Tesla START program at the Fort Bend County and Waco campuses, and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service by way of the Rio Grande Valley Technical Training Initiative and the Bachelor’s+ Program for TAMU engineering students.
A Success Guarantee
TSTC’s Money-Back Guarantee began in November 2016. This program is for students pursuing degrees in Diesel Equipment Technology, Electrical Lineworker Technology, Electrical Power and Controls, Industrial Systems, Instrumentation Technology, Process Operations Technology, Robotics Technology and Welding Technology. Eligible students can sign up with the Career Services department and take part in various career-focused workshops. Students not hired in their field within six months after graduation may be eligible for a tuition refund.
TSTC continues to build upon relationships with industry partners such as AEP, Oncor and Phillips 66, providing graduates with opportunities to succeed in great-paying careers.