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Texas State Technical College is a public institution located in Waco, Texas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

4,536 Full-Time Undergraduates
$5,877 Avg In-State Tuition

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Texas State Technical College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

TSTC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at TSTC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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#132 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Texas State Technical College?

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Contact details for TSTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3801 Campus Drive, Waco, TX 76705
Phone: 800-792-8784
Website: www.tstc.edu

Can I Afford TSTC?

$5,877 In-State Tuition
39% Take Out Loans
8.0% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time TSTC students paid $196 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $340 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $5,877 $10,191
Fees $0 $0
Books and Supplies $1,788 $1,788
On Campus Room and Board $7,963 $7,963
On Campus Other Expenses $4,743 $4,743

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At TSTC, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $5,026 a year. That adds up to $20,104 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at TSTC is 8.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Texas State Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,536 Full-Time Undergraduates
22% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,720 undergraduate students at TSTC, with 4,536 being full-time and 6,184 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 4,536 full-time undergraduates at TSTC, 78% are male and 22% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Texas State Technical College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 16
Black or African American 293
Hispanic or Latino 2,151
White 1,856
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 220

Over 5 countries are represented at TSTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Philippines, Germany, and Guatemala.

Online Learning at Texas State Technical College

605 Took All Classes Online
2,388 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 2,388 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at TSTC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 16th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Texas State Technical College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Welding Technology/Welder 225 126 106 457
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 111 88 14 213
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 55 64 46 165
General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation/Installer 4 110 0 114
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician 70 42 0 112
Biomedical Technology 0 98 0 98
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 11 63 13 87
Computer Installation & Repair Technology/Technician 33 53 0 86
Lineworker 65 18 0 83
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 56 27 83
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 17 62 0 79
Dental Assisting/Assistant 78 0 0 78
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 37 36 3 76
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 35 35 0 70
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 0 51 18 69
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 18 47 0 65
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 60 60
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 41 17 0 58
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 24 22 12 58
Instrumentation Technology/Technician 0 53 0 53
Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician 0 37 0 37
Industrial Technology/Technician 21 14 0 35
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology 0 33 0 33
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 20 8 28
Aviation/Airway Management & Operations 0 28 0 28
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 27 0 27
Surgical Technology/Technologist 0 23 0 23
Air Traffic Controller 0 23 0 23
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 1 21 0 22
CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology/Technician 0 20 1 21
Electrician 20 0 0 20
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 19 0 0 19
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 0 18 0 18
Energy Management & Systems Technology/Technician 17 0 0 17
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 0 13 13
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 12 0 12
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 0 12 0 12
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 0 10 0 10
Tool & Die Technology/Technician 0 2 8 10
Laser & Optical Technology/Technician 0 9 0 9
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 9 0 0 9
Robotics Technology/Technician 0 8 0 8
Telecommunications Technology/Technician 2 6 0 8
Building/Property Maintenance 0 6 0 6
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 0 6 0 6
Solar Energy Technology/Technician 0 6 0 6
Communications Systems Installation & Repair Technology 1 2 0 3
Surveying Technology/Surveying 0 2 0 2
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 1 1 0 2
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 0 1 0 1
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 915 1,389 329 2,633

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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