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.

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.

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.

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.

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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One of a Kind! Texas State Technical College is the only state-supported technical college system in Texas, with the Waco college offering associate's degree and certificate programs in critical and emerging technologies, and producing over 40,000 graduates in its 45-year history.

Pulling Rank! TSTC earned the top spot in Texas for graduating the most students in the categories of Precision Production, Engineering Technologies/Technicians and Computer & Information Sciences & Support Services. The college also ranked No. 2 in Texas in the category of Agriculture, Agriculture Operations & Related Sciences. (Based on U.S. Department of Labor data as reported in the June 14, 2010 issue of "Community College Week.")

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! On average, industry has more job openings than TSTC has graduates. TSTC boasts placement rates of more than 90 percent (based on departmental job placement activities).

Accountability! Texas State Technical College Waco is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Applied Science degrees and Certificates of Completion. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Texas State Technical College Waco.

Fast & Cost Effective! TSTC's instructional programs on average range from six months to two years, with affordable tuition, fees and housing!

Hands-on Education! TSTC associate degree programs put students in the classrooms and laboratories 27 to 30 hours a week while the average full-time, two-year and four-year college student is involved in the same activities only 15 to 20 hours a week.

Size Speaks Volumes! TSTC is the largest residential, two-year public technical college in the nation, and the TSTC Waco Airport is the largest airport in the U.S. operated by a public educational institution!

Location, Location, Location! Located in the Heart of Texas, TSTC is only 1 1/2 hours from Dallas and Austin, and only 3 hours from Houston and San Antonio!

Industry Support! TSTC's tie to industry is 900+ strong! With leaders from industry and business across the state guiding TSTC, graduates have the skills they need to succeed!

Close Ties! TSTC Waco has partnerships with such industry giants as John Deere, L-3 Communications, Toyota Motor Corporation, CORD Inc. and Zyvex Corportation.

More Money! TSTC graduates command excellent starting salaries. The average for TSTC Waco graduates with an associate degree is $32,000! (based on Student Follow-up Survey responses one year after graduation.)

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