TSTC is committed to providing highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. We currently offer over 100 certificate and degree programs state-wide.

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TSTC students come from more than 100 counties across the state. They arrive right out of high school, transfer from other colleges or from the workforce.

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While we are proud that TSTC's education is affordable and a high return on your investment, we realize financial aid is the only option for some students.

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At TSTC we understand your ultimate goal is a career you're passionate about and will make you the money you want to enjoy your life! Our goal is to help you be successful.

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TSTC has been providing top-quality, career-driven education for Texans for close to 50 years. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates.

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  • A College System Lets Students' Pay Determine Its Budget Requests
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    The idea of judging colleges by how well their graduates do in getting jobs, or what those jobs pay, makes plenty of institutions nervous. Not the Texas State Technical College system. The 12,000-student system likes the idea so much, in fact, that it now uses a simple formula weighing those factors to determine nearly all of the instructional money it requests from the state.

  • TSTC Funded Based On Alumni Employment, Wages
    Thursday, October 02, 2014

    Students who enroll in the Texas State Technical College system range from recent high school grads to older folks who've been out of school for years. But all of the students are trying to learn skillsets to improve their career opportunities, and usually, make more money. Last year the Texas Legislature changed the way TSTC is funded—no longer would the school be funded based on how many students were at the school or how long they stayed—but rather, the school would be rewarded for how much alumni wages are above the minimum wage.

  • TSTC featured by Texas Comptroller
    Monday, July 21, 2014

    One example the report explores is Texas employers providing on-site training in advanced welding techniques, thanks to a grant from the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program. The nearly 9,000 JET grant helped Texas State Technical College (TSTC) -- West Texas develop a completely self-contained trailer complete with eight workstations and a classroom.

Top News from TSTC Harlingen


  • Fall 2012 Commencment
    Monday, December 17, 2012

    Saturday was quite the special day for the Noelle family. Linda Noelle was the first name announced at the Texas State Technical College fall commencement ceremony at the Cultural Arts Center.

  • ULA Presented Coveted President's Challenge Coin
    Wednesday, December 05, 2012

    Texas State Technical College President Dr. Cesar Maldonado presented United Launch Alliance Site Leader Tim Piller with The President’s Challenge Coin on Monday, Dec. 3, at ULA in appreciation of Piller’s longstanding relationship and support of TSTC.

  • Governor Perry Makes Skilled Workforce Announcement at TSTC
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    Texas Governor Rick Perry announced on Tuesday a skilled workforce initiative at Texas State Technical College aimed at cutting the time necessary for a student to earn a certificate and join the workforce. The initiative is a partnership between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Education Agency, the governor’s office and the TSTC System Perry said.

Top News from TSTC Marshall


  • TSTC Harlingen President Announced
    Thursday, October 09, 2008

    Chancellor Bill Segura, Ph.D. announces the fourth president of Texas State Technical College Harlingen to be Cesar Maldonado, effective Oct. 16.

Top News from TSTC Waco

Top News from TSTC West Texas


  • A College System Lets Students' Pay Determine Its Budget Requests
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    The idea of judging colleges by how well their graduates do in getting jobs, or what those jobs pay, makes plenty of institutions nervous. Not the Texas State Technical College system. The 12,000-student system likes the idea so much, in fact, that it now uses a simple formula weighing those factors to determine nearly all of the instructional money it requests from the state.

  • TSTC Funded Based On Alumni Employment, Wages
    Thursday, October 02, 2014

    Students who enroll in the Texas State Technical College system range from recent high school grads to older folks who've been out of school for years. But all of the students are trying to learn skillsets to improve their career opportunities, and usually, make more money. Last year the Texas Legislature changed the way TSTC is funded—no longer would the school be funded based on how many students were at the school or how long they stayed—but rather, the school would be rewarded for how much alumni wages are above the minimum wage.

  • TSTC featured by Texas Comptroller
    Monday, July 21, 2014

    One example the report explores is Texas employers providing on-site training in advanced welding techniques, thanks to a grant from the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program. The nearly 9,000 JET grant helped Texas State Technical College (TSTC) -- West Texas develop a completely self-contained trailer complete with eight workstations and a classroom.





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