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Career Colleges and Universities in Weslaco, Texas

Weslaco, Texas Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Weslaco, Texas. Each degree from a Weslaco, 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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Weslaco, Texas Colleges and Universities

Weslaco, Texas, about 20 miles outside of McAllen, has a lot to offer for a town its size. This town of 35,670 people has come a long way in education and business since World War II when it declared itself the "sandbagging capital of the world."

Weslaco colleges

South Texas College's Mid-Valley campus is in Weslaco. There are more than 3,400 students at this campus. The community college as a whole offers more than 100 associate degrees and certificates and three bachelor's degrees, and is ranked the most affordable college in the country. STC also boasts a 95 percent Hispanic student population.

There are also two vocational schools in Weslaco: South Texas Vocational Technical Institute and Valley Grande Institute. Both schools offer specialized health programs, with South Texas Vocational Technical Institute also offering a number of other programs including welding, computer accounting, and paralegal studies.

Right outside of Weslaco, in McAllen, are a few other colleges, including the University of Texas-Pan American.

Weslaco economy

The main industries in Weslaco are education, health care and retail. The top five employers in town include: Weslaco Independent School District (2,817 employees), Knapp Medical Center (1,000 employees), Woodcrafters (592 employees), Payne Auto Group (389 employees), and City of Weslaco (351 employees). The median household income in Weslaco is $35,851.

Weslaco is also the epicenter of some great shopping, with the retail sales per capita above that than in the rest of Texas. Whether you're there to work, go to school, or shop, Weslaco has many options.

Author: Jon Fortenbury

Jon Fortenbury is a Reno-based freelance writer. He's written for many publications, including Las Vegas Review Journal, Nevada Magazine, and Reno News & Review. His interests include education, religious debates, and film.

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