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The University Center

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Welcome to the University Center @ TSTC!

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


Currently Active Programs

    A&M Kingsville  

    Texas A&M University Kingsville

    • BS in Criminology
    • BS in Interdisciplinary Studies; Bilingual Ed
    • Engineering: Chemical ; Natural Gas
    • Graduate: Bilingual Ed (M)


    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

    • Graduate: Masters in Guidance & Counseling


    Texas A&M Corpus Christi 

    Educational Leadership Graduate Programs

    • Graduate Certificate: Principal’s Certification

    Wayland Baptist University      

    Wayland Baptist University

    • BAS in Business Administration
      • Healthcare Administration
      • Justice Administration
    • Religion
    • Human Services
    • Management
    • Computer Science
    • Early Childhood Development (Non-Teaching)
    • Business: Banking & Finance
    • Graduate: Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
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