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Career Colleges and Universities in Pharr, Texas

Pharr, Texas Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Pharr, Texas. Each degree from a Pharr, 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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Explore your higher education options in Pharr, Texas

The Pharr, Texas city area in the balmy southern tip of the Texas coast is part of a tri-city complex that expands college students' educational, cultural, and recreational horizons. Within 13 miles of this all-American city are 10 colleges in McAllen, Edinburg, and Weslaco where you can earn anything from a certificate to associate or master's degree in dozens of majors. While Pharr itself has a population of about 70,500, the combined population of the cities mentioned total roughly 315,000. The area is steeped in the colorful riches of Hispanic culture and the natural riches of the Rio Grande River Valley.

Pharr, Texas, colleges and tri-city higher education facilities include:

  1. Three beauty, barber, and cosmetology colleges
  2. Four technical or career-training colleges offering certificates and/or associate degrees
  3. Three higher learning institutions in the Pharr area that offer bachelor's, master's, and PhD degrees.

Tuition and fees per semester at four-year state institutions average about $3,200. Expect roughly $6,000 per semester at the U. of Texas-Pan American and about $7,500 per semester at Kaplan College. Other Pharr area colleges can vary.

Careers in the Pharr, Texas, area

With its juxtaposition to the Mexican border, international trade and commerce provide career options in and around the fast-growing Pharr area. Other career areas include health services, retirement services, tourism, and education. Companies like AT&T, Black & Decker, Emerson, Johnson Controls, Nokia, Panasonic, Siemens, Sony, and Whirlpool have facilities in the area. The mean annual income for all occupations in the greater McAllen area is roughly $32,500, and the mean for all types of management positions is about $84,000. Choose Pharr's great climate for both higher education and your career.

Author: Susanne Clemenz

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