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Pre-K through 12th

schools misd 03From an early age, our students are taught to value their education, and they are shown how crucial the knowledge of technology, science and engineering will be to securing their future careers.

McAllen Independent School System has received worldwide acclaim for being among the first school systems to place cutting-edge technology such as iPads and Chromebooks in the hands of each and every enrolled student.

The district also boasts globally recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) instruction, concurrent and dual enrollment college-level instruction, specialized academies for Medical Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science and Career Technical Education.

For more information, visit www.mcallenisd.org.

The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, part of the prestigious University of Texas utrgv imgsystem, is dedicated to equipping its nearly 30,000 students with skills that will put them ahead of the game in the modern workplace. The university’s annual HESTEC (Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology) Week has become a nationally recognized model for promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. Opening in 2016, the School of Medicine will offer an innovative learning experience designed to instill students with scientific, clinical, and research expertise of the highest professional standards.

Degrees Awarded Annually Based on 2014 Data
Bachelor's Degrees 18,200
Master's Degrees 2,815
Total Degrees 21,015
Based on 2014 Data

For more information, visit www.utrgv.edu/

South Texas College 

With more than 31,000 students , five state-of-the-art campuses, three teaching centers and one virtual campus, South Texas College has grown into one of the area’s most important producers of technically skilled graduates. The college is the home of the North American Advanced Manufacturing Research and Education Initiative. STC serves as the Regional Institute for schools stc cooper centerAdvanced Manufacturing linked to all the community and technical colleges in the region. South Texas College has taken the lead in helping train the workers to fuel a regional manufacturing economy and to support innovations in rapid response manufacturing.

Degrees Awarded Annually
Associate's Degrees 22,573
Bachelor's Degrees 991
Certificates 4,037
Based on 2015 Data


Texas A & M - McAllen

In September 2015, officials with the Texas A&M University System, the City of McAllen and Hidalgo County announced plans to open a satellite campus in McAllen that will offer students the chance to earn a degree from Texas A&M’s main campus in College Station without leaving the Rio Grande Valley. The University plans to start with an initial $10 million a m campus renderinvestment for construction costs. Including the costs of hiring faculty and staff and building services costs, the total initial investment into McAllen is estimated at $30 million. Groundbreaking took place in March 2016, and the campus is planned to be opened in the fall of 2017.


University Research and Development Center
  • Railway Safety
  • Rapid Response Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced Tooling Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • World-Renowned Diabetes Research Team (DHR)
  • Medical Research Campus
  • Multi-Disciplinary World Class Medical Research Center to begin construction Spring 2016
  • Master planning on Advanced Manufacturing and Education Park completed Spring 2015
Vocational/Technical Centers
  • McAllen Careers Institute
  • Kaplan College
  • New Start School
  • College of Health Care Profressions
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