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.

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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 28,000 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. Since 2016, the School of Medicine has offered an innovative learning experience designed to instill students with scientific, clinical, and research expertise of the highest professional standards.


Students Enrolled Annually Based on 2016 Data
Bachelor's students 24,443
Master's students 2,832
Medical Students 55
Doctoral Students 240
Based on 2016 Data

Degrees Awarded Annually
Bachelor's Degrees 4,017
Master's Degrees 1,380
Doctoral Degrees 14
Total Degrees  5,411

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South Texas College 

With more than 34,000 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 2016
Associate's Degrees 3,222
Bachelor's Degrees  247
Certificates 2,206
Total 5,686
Based on 2016 data

Students Enrolled Spring 2017
Associate's Degree Students 2,292
Bachelor's Degree Students 147
Certificate Students 1,117

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. Classes will begin in the Fall of 2017 in temporary facilities. The multipurpose academic building is schedule to open in the Fall of 2018. 


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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