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Career Colleges and Universities in Mcallen, Texas

Mcallen, Texas Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Mcallen, Texas. Each degree from a Mcallen, Texas Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field.

At career colleges in Texas, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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McAllen, Texas Colleges and Universities

McAllen, Texas has a lot to offer both students and professionals. Located at the southern tip of Texas, this city of nearly 130,000 people is a thriving academic and business hub.

McAllen colleges

There's one university in the McAllen area: University of Texas-Pan American. Located in neighboring Edinburg, this Tier-2 university has more than 19,000 students and 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. The university is ranked the second most affordable school in the nation and third in the nation for degrees awarded to Hispanic students.

The community college in McAllen is South Texas College. This school has more than 28,000 students and offers more than 100 associate degrees and certificates, as well as three technology-related bachelor's degrees. South Texas College is ranked the most affordable school in the nation and has a 95 percent Hispanic student population.

Nearly 30 percent of McAllen's population have bachelor's degrees, making McAllen a smart place to live.

McAllen economy

Nearly half of McAllen's working class are employed in education, health care, and government. With its close proximity to Mexico, McAllen has also become a hot spot for international trade and retail.

The city's job force produced more than 20,000 new jobs in the second half of 2011. Five of the top 10 employers in the city are in education: these include the McAllen Independent School District and both the city's colleges. The two biggest hospitals in the area, Edinburg Regional Medical Center and McAllen Medical Center, employ around 3,000 people each.

McAllen has a median annual income of $32,470 and nearly every industry grew by about 3 percent during 2011. If you want to go somewhere that appears to be moving away from the recession, McAllen, Texas could be your place.

Author: Jon Fortenbury
Jon Fortenbury is a Reno-based freelance writer. He's written for many publications, including the Las Vegas Review Journal, Reno News & Review, and Nevada Magazine. His interests include education, comparative religion, and entrepreneurship.

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