Originally established in 1926, Texas Southmost College offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree, along with career and technical education leading to certificates and associate's degrees, college preparatory studies to prepare students for college-level work, workforce training, and continuing education.
TSC recently earned the prestigious STAR award from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. This honor recognizes the college's outstanding achievement in producing consistent and aligned educational outcomes for all students, particularly students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. TSC offers more than 50 programs of study leading to an associate's degree or certificate.
Texas Southmost College will be a premier community college dedicated to student success.
Role and Scope
Texas Southmost College’s mission is guided by our commitment to provide:
- University transfer, career, and technical programs leading to an associate’s degree or certificate and courses specializing in college preparatory and developmental education, workforce training, adult literacy, and continuing education to support the evolving needs of citizens, industry, and economic development initiatives within Cameron and Willacy Counties.
- High-quality instruction and learning opportunities in the classroom, online, and through other delivery methods, a supportive and innovative faculty and staff, appropriate technology, equipment, and learning resources, and advising and assessment services to promote transfer to a four-year baccalaureate institution, entry or advancement in the workforce, or lifelong learning.
- A learning-centered, service-oriented environment that celebrates diversity and inclusion facilitates growth and development, fosters social responsibility, critical thinking, communication, and innovation, and empowers and engages students, faculty, and staff to achieve personal and professional goals.
- Institutional effectiveness that embraces individual accountability, data-driven decision-making, change, and an unending pursuit of excellence.
To successfully fulfill the vision and mission, Texas Southmost College is consciously committed to:
- Integrity, by respecting social responsibility ideals, academic honesty, trustworthiness, personal ethics, and the courage to act.
- Access, by reaching out to our diverse communities, expanding linkages with industry, and strengthening our partnerships with area schools and universities to create accessible and affordable educational pathways for our students, faculty, and staff.
- Service, by encouraging and recognizing collaboration, teamwork, compassion, and service to others.
- Excellence, by providing relevant, high-quality educational experiences and a supportive learning environment to advance knowledge, promote understanding, and achieve the academic and workforce potential of students, faculty, and staff.
- Innovation, by embracing emerging technologies to enhance and expand teaching, learning, and service opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.
- Success, by empowering, engaging, and educating students, faculty, and staff to achieve their personal and professional aspirations for graduation, academic transfer, employment, and other educational goals.
Academic Excellence – Vision 2023
Vision 2023 is the outcome of collaborative sessions from strategic planning, and it serves as the guide for the work that will impact how the institution plans and budgets for the next five-year period. Vision 2023 outlines five Strategic Goals, which encompass 43 Strategic Priorities. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the new five-year strategic plan, Vision 2023, as the College’s second strategic plan. As a result, Vision 2023 serves as the foundation for TSC’s allocation of resources for activities, programs, and personnel. As part of the strategic plan, TSC maintains its unique Vision Statement, Mission Statement, Role and Scope, and Values that will continue to guide the institution over the next five years.
The TSC Strategic Plan, Vision 2023, is designed to define how TSC accomplishes its mission. This new plan consists of five distinct institutional goals and their corresponding strategic directions. The five primary goals of TSC’s Vision 2023 Strategic Plan include:
- Foster Student Success
- Lead Regional Workforce Development
- Enhance Community Connections
- Enrich the Student Experience
- Invest in Each Other
Texas Southmost College has two locations conveniently located in Brownsville. The Fort Brown campus includes a historic walking trail. The International Technology, Education, and Commerce Center (ITECC) houses state-of-the-art labs and Workforce Training programs.