TSC breaks all-time enrollment record

Posted: Updated:

 Brownsville - With a 6,739 student head count for the spring 2018 semester that began on Jan.16, Texas Southmost College (TSC) shattered all previous enrollment records set since the college re-opened in fall 2013 to establish a new all-time record.

TSC's record-breaking enrollment in spring 2018 was a 25 percent overall increase from the spring 2017 semester.

"At a time when enrollment at other colleges has tapered off or fallen flat, Texas Southmost College continues to demonstrate sustainable growth thanks to a supportive board of trustees, dedicated students, and the hard work of faculty and staff," Dr. Jesus Roberto Rodriguez, TSC President said. "TSC is providing our community with a high-quality education that is close to home, and that leads to rewarding careers. In the Lower Rio Grande Valley, the community is responding by making TSC their destination of choice to pursue a higher education."

The college's dual enrollment saw the largest enrollment jump as it reached 1,466 students in spring 2018, a 171 percent increase over the previous spring .

TSC's early college high school enrollment also saw a significant increase as it reached 1,888 students this spring, a 15 percent increase over spring 2017.

The college's on-campus enrollment reached 3,385 students in spring 2018, a 5.25 percent increase over the previous spring.

About Texas Southmost College

Originally established in 1926, Texas Southmost College currently offers the first two years toward a bachelor's degree, along with career and technical education leading to certificates and associate degrees, college preparatory studies to prepare students for college-level work, workforce training, and continuing education. TSC offers over 50 programs of study leading to an associate degree or certificate.