Texas Southmost College

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School Overview

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

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.

Texas Southmost College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(956) 295-3600
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:www.tsc.edu/index.php/admissions-and-records/apply-now.html
Address:80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:5,062
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):26%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:5,062 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$4,398
Out-of-state Tuition:$5,598
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:87%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,140

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Texas Southmost College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Texas Southmost College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services33
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Construction Trades12
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs47
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2
Legal Professions and Studies11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians32
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total1531

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Texas Southmost College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Texas Southmost College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$760

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid23287%
Grant or scholarship aid22082%$5,140
Student loan aid5922%$4,208

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,25856%$4,074
Federal student loans1,09327%$4,553

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Texas Southmost College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Texas Southmost College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Texas Southmost College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment5,062
Undergraduate enrollment5,062
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Texas Southmost College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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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