Southwest Texas Junior College enriches lives and advances growth through the education of our diverse communities.

Beliefs and Ways of Being

  • We aspire to achieve excellence by purposefully:  
    • committing to success
    • inspiring trust, transparency, professionalism and accountability
    • engaging all with empathy and care
  • We embrace inclusivity by: 
    • valuing every individual as unique and whole
    • fostering a culture of acceptance 
    • respecting diversity of thought
  • We champion opportunities for:
    • life-long learning
    • professional, personal, and community growth
    • institutional innovation

Strategic Plan 2021-2026

Southwest Texas Junior College's strategic plan sets forth the process used to advance its mission.  At its highest level are three broad goals; namely, Start/Enroll, Persist/Succeed, Complete/Ascend. 

Strategic Objectives cover a fixed time span (ordinarily 5 years) and target improvements in specific areas of the broader goals. 

All college planning activities are tied directly to one or more of these objectives and therefore contribute to the advancement of the college’s mission. 

1. Start/Enroll: SWTJC will foster a sense of inclusivity and engagement for all students and stakeholders with empathy, care, and outreach.

Strategic Objective 1-1: Increase the efficiency and capacity of student enrollment. add

1-1a  Increase the efficiency of enrollment management from 78% to 90% (12%) by 2026.

1-1b  Increase enrollment of first-time in college (FTIC) students +40% (+500 students) by 2026.

2. Persist/Succeed: SWTJC will champion opportunities for student success.

Strategic Objective 2-1:  Increase the number and percentage of students achieving 15 credits/30 credits/core complete. add

2-1a  Increase the percentage of first-time in college (FTIC) non-dual credit students who achieve 15 sch at the end of their first semester from 6% (46) to 16% (117) by 2026.

2-1b  Increase the percentage of part-time students who achieve 15 sch within their first academic year from 44% (143) to 54% (175) by 2026.

2-1c  Increase the percentage of FTIC non-dual credit students who achieve 30 sch in one academic year from 7% (45) to 17% (116) by 2026.

2-1d  Increase the percentage of students who transfer from dual credit at SWTJC with at least 15 sch to any 4-year institution from 36% (310) to 46% (392) by 2026.

2-1e  Increase the percentage of academic students who become core complete at the end of their second fall semester from 8% (62) to 18% (133) by 2026.

Strategic Objective 2-2: Increase one-year persistence rate. add

2-2a  Increase the one-year fall to fall graduation and retention in the same program rate [persistence] rate of first-time in college (FTIC) students from 47% (438) to 55% (563) by 2026.

3. Complete/Ascend: SWTJC will increase personal, professional, and community growth.

Strategic Objective 3-1: Increase completion rate. add

3-1a  Increase the 2-year completion rate of full-time first-time in college (FTIC) students from 32% (249) to 40% (308) by 2026.

3-1b  Increase the 3-year completion rate of part-time FTIC students from 19% (60) to 27% (84) by 2026.

Strategic Objective 3-2: Increase the three-year transfer rate of transfer eligible first-time in college (FTIC) students 23% (252) to 33% (367) by 2026. add

3-2a  Increase the percentage of FTIC students who transfer from SWTJC to Sul Ross from 22% (39) to 32% (56) by 2026.

Strategic Objective 3-3: Develop an institutional framework for mapped student pathways to include identification, monitoring student progress, and placement in a progressive advancement of a job or academic standing. add
  • Create and regularly update clear programmatic pathways
  • Prioritize transfer
  • Continually monitor student progress
  • Develop a structure for job placements
Strategic Objective 3-4: Develop and sustain an organizational structure for strategic innovation and development to include: add
  • Develop a structure for strategic innovation
  • Increase non-traditional revenue
  • Enhance strategic enrollment management