Pre-K through 12th
From 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 system, 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.
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For more information, visit www.utrgv.edu/
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 Advanced 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.
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|Associate's Degree Students||2,292|
|Bachelor's Degree Students||147|
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
- 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
- McAllen Careers Institute
- Kaplan College
- New Start School
- College of Health Care Profressions