Texas State Technical College-West Texas in Sweetwater

Sweetwater, TX

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Overview

Texas State Technical College-West Texas offers 156-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 2 high safety сampuses. 55.3% are women, and 44.7% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Texas State Technical College-West Texas is 16453$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $11163 and $18842 per year. 33% of full-time Texas State Technical College-West Texas students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $29,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Texas State Technical College-West Texas is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$16,453
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Texas State Technical College-West Texas students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,278
$30,001 - $48,000$16,121
$48,001 - $75,000$16,647
$75,001 - $110,000$18,066
$110,001+$18,179

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3045

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Salary After Attending

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$29,700

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

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Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

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Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Graduation Rate

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33%
BELOW AVERAGE

Texas State Technical College-West Texas graduation rate is below the national average.

33% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Texas State Technical College-West Texas completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Texas State Technical College-West Texas is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

13:1
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Men/Women

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Texas State Technical College-West Texas the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Texas State Technical College-West Texas and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on TSTC - WT Sweetwater Campus

The campus located by 300 Homer K. Taylor Drive address in Sweetwater, Texas.

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TSTC - WT Sweetwater Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Texas State Technical College-West Texas with 0.14% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on TSTC - WT Sweetwater Campus is burglary.

The percentage of crimes on TSTC - WT Abilene Extension

The campus located by 650 E. Hwy 80 address in Abilene, Texas.

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TSTC - WT Abilene Extension in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Texas State Technical College-West Texas with 0.21% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on TSTC - WT Abilene Extension is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Texas State Technical College-West Texas offers 156 programs in total: 69 are for Associate's degree, 48 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 39 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 471 universities in Texas state. Texas State Technical College-West Texas is one of the few institutions in Texas that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance learning programs that are offered in the Texas State Technical College-West Texas: 3 are for Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.

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Texas State Technical College-West Texas provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 964 students with 28906 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Texas State Technical College-West Texas

Overall Rating:

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I was a student and now an instructor because I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the trade school!

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Everyone was very helpful!!

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I attended tstc Abilene online to receive a degree in digital media. At first, the experience was well and loved all of my professors except one. Apparently for my photography class, a teacher was not assigned, so a teacher in Harilgen took on our class. The teacher was not as thorough as the others, didn't grade on time, described the assignments in a non descriptive brief way, and made the class a "learn as you go" kind of class. After 3 months, mid semster, of turning in my work the teacher decides to finally grade everything and I received an A .I was very pleased since I reached out to the professor numerous of times stating I was struggling with understanding the material in regards to what we were supposed to turn in for the first assignment. I submitted the first assignment, but emailed the professor right after to explain my confusion.The teacher responded by stating "no worries", and soon started posting videos to our student web page for the class since other students came forward stating they are also struggling. So after receiving that A after 3 months I was pleased. The week after the professor graded our work, an email was sent out stating if we had any late work to please turn it in. I went back to check and be sure I had turned everything in, I saw I had two quizzes I forgot to complete, and completed the quizzes. A week before finals the professor sent another email out to the whole class stating if we did not turn in the late work we did not complete, he would no accept any late work on a certain date, and again I didn't think anything of it since I completed everything. However, when I checked my grade a few days before the final my grade went from an A to an F. I was so angry and confused! I immediately emailed the professor asking why my grade dropped so low. The professor then decides to inform me the first assignment I turned in was incorrect and I needed to redo it. At that moment I decided to go over the professors head to contact the Provost to explain the situation. Here is where I was not pleased at how this situation was handled. After explaining to the provost what happened, he also agreed that it was odd how low my grade dropped and how the professor stated "no worries" on my one assignment. The provost stated they would contact the tstc in Harilgen since the professor was from there and the provost there would need to take further action since it was another city. A few days later I heard nothing, and my grade dropped even lower. I contacted the provost on Abilene again and he apologized stating he got busy but was able to send the professor an email but didn't give me an answer on why the professor dropped my grade so low. Eventually, the professor "failed" me for the whole class without giving me an exact answer as to why he gave me an A the whole semster only to drop it the week of finals, and the provost could not answer my questions or concerns. I was very angry, confused, and felt like I wasted my time with tstc. I wanted to post my experience to inform others who are considering going to this school to please be aware of situations like this. I understand if we, as students, need to repeat assignments or receive late work penalties and what not. However, giving a student a false grade the whole semster and then not telling them why is unacceptable! It is basically a form of cheating because our grade tells us how we are doing in the class. If you have an A, why would you worry about failing. Dissapointed with this school, and if I could give that teacher a rating it would be a 0.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The school is okay. Some of the teachers really care about their work and some don't while some are good teachers and some aren't that great. I don't think it's a very efficient school to attend if you actually want to learn. The staff all were rather nice though while I took my EMT class.

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It's a great technical college

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Location & Website

Address: 300 Homer K. Taylor Drive

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3252357300

Institution is active in current year: 3

Institution's internet website address: texas.tstc.edu

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