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State of Texas: Stakeholder Invested in TSTC's Results

TSTC, Technically Better

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in nation for conferring the most associate degrees in engineering-related fields.


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Electrical Lineworker Technology Program in nation in 2018.


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Welding Technology Program in nation in 2018.





AWARD 2017


National recognition

from Eduventures for


  formula funding.



More medals awarded to TSTC students

than any other 2-year or 4-year Texas college.






TSTC, Maximizing the State's Return on Investment


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35% growth in TSTC's economic return to Texas over the last four bienniums.

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degrees awarded

 statewide since 2009.


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66% growth in TSTC awards (degrees and certificates) from 2009 to 2018.


Over $5.8 Million


in Skills Development Fund grants awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission in fiscal year 2018.





high schools in 42 Texas counties received TSTC dual enrollment programs in 2018.





Over $1.45 Million


in additional Texas Workforce Commission grants awarded in 2018 for apprenticeships and specialized training for campus-based TSTC students.

Over $370 Million


economic return to Texas generated by TSTC students under the Returned-Value Formula for the 2020-2021 biennium.


new employees and 1,632 incumbent workers at participating companies across Texas received customized training with Skills Development Fund grants in 2018.

The competitions did not occur on athletic fields, but students at Texas State Technical College have brought home 21 National Championships since 2004.

TSTC alumnus Jeremiah Stones won the most recent gold medal in Computer Programming at the 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, last June. In all, TSTC students won four medals at the conference – one silver and two bronze, in addition to the one gold. The SkillsUSA National Championships are part of the annual conference and are designed to showcase the best career and technical education students in the nation. More than 6,500 contestants competed in 103 separate events during the 2018 conference.

Although TSTC’s enrollment is relatively small when compared to Texas’ flagship schools or urban community colleges, the SkillsUSA competitions speak volumes about the quality of TSTC’s technical programs. TSTC has won more national SkillsUSA medals since 2004 than all other two-year and four-year Texas colleges combined. TSTC’s size clearly dictates that it does not provide the majority of all technical education in Texas; however, true to its statutory mission, TSTC is unmatched in the highly skilled and emerging technologies.

• TSTC is the No. 1 single provider of Welders in Texas.

• TSTC is the No. 1 single provider of Electrical Lineworkers in Texas. In fact, TSTC provides 80 percent of them.

• TSTC is the No. 1 single provider of Diesel Mechanics in Texas.

• TSTC is the No. 1 single provider of Electrical Power & Control Technicians in Texas.

• TSTC is the No. 2 single provider of Instrumentation Technology Technicians in Texas.

• TSTC is the No. 2 single provider of all Aerospace training in Texas, and the only provider of Air Traffic Controllers.

Taken together, these statistics demonstrate measurable results for Texas, which means TSTC produces extraordinary returns on the state’s investment of tax dollars in the College!

Note: SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, educators, and industry committed to the promotion of a skilled workforce in America. Competitions are held at the local, state, and national levels. State winners compete at the national level.

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