Texas Southmost College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,200
2022 Average Net Price
$5,057
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.11%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
7,648
21.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
32.2%
258 Graduates

About

Texas Southmost College is a higher education institution located in Cameron County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Texas Southmost College were General Studies (589 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (142 degrees), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (59 degrees).

In 2022, 1,232 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Texas Southmost College. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,166 degrees), 41.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas Southmost College is $1,200, which is $−11,482 less than the national average for ($12,682).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Texas Southmost College is $1,200, which is $−11,482 less than the national average for ($12,682).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,057.

In 2022, 51% of undergraduate students attending Texas Southmost College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,200
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Texas Southmost College was $1,200. The cost of tuition at Texas Southmost College is $−11,482 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for ($12,682).

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Average Net Price

$5,057
2022 Value
3.38%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Texas Southmost College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,057. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Texas Southmost College grew by 3.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,704
Room and Board
$1,456
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Texas Southmost College was of $8,704 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 8.34% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,456. The cost of books and supplies increased by 8.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Texas Southmost College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.25% with respect to 2021, when 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.11%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Texas Southmost College was 0.11%, which represents 1 out of the 907 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Texas Southmost College had a total enrollment of 7,648 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Texas Southmost College is 1,676 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,972. This means that 21.9% of students enrolled at Texas Southmost College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Texas Southmost College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.8% Hispanic or Latino, 2.52% White, 0.314% Asian, 0.118% Black or African American, and 0.0654% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Texas Southmost College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (50.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (43.6%) and White Male (1.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

21.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Texas Southmost College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,648 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas Southmost College is 1,676 and the part-time enrollment is 5,972.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Texas Southmost College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Texas Southmost College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    6,941 enrolled students
  2. White
    193 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    24 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Texas Southmost College is 90.8% Hispanic or Latino, 2.52% White, 0.314% Asian, 0.118% Black or African American, and 0.0654% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 458 students (5.99%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 260 more women than men received degrees from Texas Southmost College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Texas Southmost College is hispanic or latino (1,166 degrees awarded). There were 41.6 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (28 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Texas Southmost College is General Studies (589 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (142 degrees) and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (59 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Texas Southmost College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (173 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (589 degrees), and Construction (40 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas Southmost College are Social workers, all other (178,095 people), Police officers (136,919 people), Other managers (98,929 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (95,801 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (50,109 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas Southmost College in 2022 are Protective Services (173 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (589 degrees), Construction (40 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (55 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (34 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas Southmost College are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Texas Southmost College are Protective Services (173 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (589 degrees), Construction (40 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (55 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (34 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas Southmost College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (339,398 people), Elementary & secondary schools (235,984 people), Individual & family services (127,715 people), Construction (119,190 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (101,723 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas Southmost College are Protective Services (173 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (589 degrees), Construction (40 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (55 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (34 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Texas Southmost College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 589 degrees awarded
  2. 142 degrees awarded
  3. 59 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Texas Southmost College was General Studies with 589 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

486
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
746
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 486 degrees were awarded to men at Texas Southmost College, which is 0.651 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (746).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 201 degrees were awarded to men at Texas Southmost College in General Studies, which is 0.518 times less than the 388 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 388 degrees were awarded to men at Texas Southmost College in General Studies, which is 1.93 times more than the 201 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 27% of students graduating from Texas Southmost College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Texas Southmost College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.55% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,166 degrees awarded
  2. White
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Texas Southmost College is hispanic or latino (1,166 degrees awarded). There were 41.6 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (28 degrees).

2.11% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    715 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    451 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Texas Southmost College is hispanic or latino female (715 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (451 degrees).

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Operations

Texas Southmost College has an endowment valued at nearly $170k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year.

In 2022, Texas Southmost College had a total salary expenditure of 65.7M. Texas Southmost College employs 93 No academic ranks. Most academics at Texas Southmost College are Female No academic rank (48), and Male No academic rank (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas Southmost College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 73 employees, Management, with 37 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 25 employees.

Endowment

$170k
2022 Endowment
26.3%
decline from 2021

Texas Southmost College has an endowment valued at about $170k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Texas Southmost College declined 26.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.12M lower than than the median endowment of according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $14.4M - Federal
  2. $1.34M - State
  3. $5.1M - Local

As of 2022, Texas Southmost College received $14.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.34M from state grants and contracts, and $5.1M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.6M
2022 Salaries
7.55%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Texas Southmost College paid a median of $18.6M in salaries, which represents 28.3% of their overall expenditure ($65.7M) and a 7.55% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.64M
Instructional Salaries
93
Number of Employees

In 2022, Texas Southmost College paid a total of $3.64M to 93 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $446k (66.8%) for similar Unknown.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
93 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
73 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Texas Southmost College was No academic rank with 93 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas Southmost College were Office and Administrative Support with 73 employees, Management with 37 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Texas Southmost College was Female No academic rank with 48 employees, and Male No academic rank with 45 employees.

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