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So you're from Mcallen, TX?

Fortunately for you, Mcallen, TX offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


Mcallen College and University Demographics

There are a total of 65 degree and certificate programs offered at Mcallen's 4 colleges and universities. You can choose to study in fields ranging from heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration maintenance technology/technician to electrical and power transmission installation/installer, general to social sciences, general.

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen is the top-ranked school in Mcallen. It was ranked 73rd in the nation in 2010. South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen has a student population of approximately 474. Approximately 18% of students studying at South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen choose to study Allied Health, making it the most popular course of study at the school.


On average, colleges and universities in Mcallen schools charge students $591 per year in tuition fees. In Mcallen, tuition rates can vary from $2,364 per year to $2,364 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is South Texas College, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is South Texas College.

Financial Aid

In 2008, students at Mcallen colleges received an estimated $75,898,889 in financial aid. Of this aid, $73,920,607 was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $42,117,745, which was given by South Texas College.

Mcallen Student Demographics

In 2010, 28,314 students were enrolled in Mcallen schools, which was 2% of the total college students in Texas. The school with the highest number of student enrolled in Mcallen was South Texas College, with 26,338 students. South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen, with only 474 students, had the lowest total enrollment in Mcallen.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 63% of students who enroll as first year students at Mcallen schools return to complete their second year. For every 100 students who enroll in Mcallen schools, 53 eventually graduate. Graduation rates, however, can vary from college to college. Kaplan Career Institute - McAllen has a graduation rate of 71%, while South Texas College has a graduation rate of 11%.


Of the 28,314 students attending Mcallen schools, 60% are female. 27% of Mcallen college students are older than 24 years. In 2009, 97% of Mcallen college students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. Kaplan Career Institute - McAllen, with 100% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in Mcallen.

Mcallen Faculty Demographics

Mcallen schools had 293 faculty members in 2010. The ratio of female to male faculty was [Female Faculty Ratio] to [Male Faculty Ratio] for Mcallen schools. And 12% of faculty were from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio was 1 to 118 for colleges and universities in Mcallen. Texas School of Business East Inc had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in Mcallen, with 1 to 1.

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
1 miles from location South Texas College Mcallen TX 12.2411 n/a 26,338
2 miles from location Kaplan Career Institute - McAllen Mcallen TX 24.0265 n/a 1,015
4 miles from location University of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Mcallen TX 24.8543 n/a 487
1 miles from location South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen Mcallen TX 26.3117 n/a 474

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