We are a perfect example of synergy at its best. The formation of the University Center (UC) was carefully and intentionally constructed by the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation, the City of Harlingen, and Texas State Technical College (TSTC). Since the UC’s inception, its purpose has been to partner with reputable universities to provide opportunities and options for the residents of the Rio Grande Valley to obtain undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Democratizing education is not easy, but indeed it is fun and invigorating! We know that not everyone can relocate out of the valley to attend a university or even travel to the end of Cameron and Hidalgo counties, so we're working diligently to bring educational opportunities closer to home!
The UC is centrally located in Harlingen on TSTC’s campus. We are a one-stop solution for transfer and returning students who would like to continue their education. Our motto is, “Taking you further, keeping you near,” and as such you can expect us to assist you in accomplishing your dreams right here in the Rio Grande Valley. For a selection of undergraduate and graduate degrees see the list below.
L. Yvette Garza-Garcia, MPPM – Director
2424 Boxwood, Harlingen, Texas 78550
UC Office 226
Texas A&M University Kingsville
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Educational Leadership Graduate Programs
Wayland Baptist University