Texas Southmost College

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Texas Southmost College is a comprehensive open admissions public community college located in Brownsville, Texas. The college was founded in 1926 as The Junior College of The Lower Rio Grande Valley. While Texas Southmost has never been a large college, it’s always been stable. Even during the Greate Depression, the college maintained nominal levels of enrollment, which is more than a lot of colleges were able to do during the same time period. Over the last 50 years, the college has continued to grow. In 1948, the college’s total annual enrollment was roughly 1,250 students. By 1991 the college boasted over 10,000 students.

Texas Southmost College offers a variety of certificate and 2-year associate degree programs designed to prepare students to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year institution and prepare students for immediate employment.

General Information

Admission Office

80 Fort Brown

Brownsville, TX 78520

(956) 882-8295

(800) 850-0160

Fax: (956) 882-7810

[email protected]

Contact: Rene Villarreal

Director of Admissions
Main Address

80 Fort Brown

Brownsville, TX 78520

(956) 882-8200


Total undergrads: 16,340

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,797

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,145

Graduate enrollment: 849


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing and allied health programs.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B,C
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
International Marketing A,C
Marketing Management B
Office Clerical Services A,C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B,C
Information Sciences/Systems B

Construction Trades

Construction Site Management C


Engineering Physics B

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B,C
Industrial Technology A,B,C
Manufacturing Technologies B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Health Services – General B
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Nursing (RN) A,B
Nursing – Practical C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Respiratory Therapy A


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology C
Diesel Mechanics C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Precision Production Trades

Machine Shop Technology C


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B

Security & Protective Services

Corrections B
Criminal Justice Studies A,C
Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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