South Texas College’s spring 2009 enrollment is up 12.3 percent over spring 2008, with more than 21,681 students enrolled. This is the fifth consecutive year of spring enrollment increases for the college.

“Students are taking advantage of our very reasonable tuition, flexible class schedules and a lot of convenience of classes offered at five locations and online,” said William Serrata, STC vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. “More and more families and their students understand the important role higher education plays in obtaining a bright future. In fact, more than 60 percent of our students are the first in their families to attend college. We are very proud to see these students taking the courageous step into higher education and hope they serve as role models for their peers, both locally and across the nation.”

At 22 percent, STC saw a big increase in enrollment at its Technology Campus in McAllen, where courses offered are focused on math, science, engineering and business fields of study. Additionally, enrollment soared to a 22.7 percent increase over spring 2008 at the college’s Nursing and Allied Health Campus, as more students see the value and longevity in careers in health care.

For more information about South Texas College, including its more than 100 academic programs, financial aid options or to speak to an adviser call 956-872-8311.