Brownsville, TX Colleges

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Brownsville is the sixteenth most populous city in the state of Texas with a population of 178,430. It is located on the southernmost tip of Texas, United States on the northern bank of the Rio Grande, directly north and across the border from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The 2012 U.S. Census Bureau estimate places the Brownsville-Harlingen metropolitan area population at 415,557 allotting it the eighth most populous metropolitan area in the state of Texas. In addition, the Matamoros–Brownsville Metropolitan Area counts with a population of 1,136,995, allotting it the fourth-largest metropolitan area along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The area in Brownsville is one of the fastest growing urban areas in the United States. The city's population dramatically increased after it experienced a boom in the steel industry during the 1900s (decade), where it produced three times its annual capacity. Nowadays, the Port of Brownsville is a major economic hub for South Texas, where shipments from Mexico, other parts of the United States and the world arrive. Brownsville's economy is mainly based on its international trade with Mexico through the NAFTA agreement, and is home to one of the fastest growing manufacturing sectors in the nation. In addition, Brownsville's climate has often been recognized among the best pro-business climates in the United States, and the city has also been ranked among the least expensive places to live in the U.S.

Brownsville served as a site for several battles and events in the Texas Revolution, the Mexican American War, and the American Civil War. And right across the U.S-Mexico border lies Matamoros, Tamaulipas, a city with a population of 500,000 people and a major site of the Mexican War of Independence, the Mexican Revolution, and the French Intervention.

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Schools in and around Brownsville, TX

Name
The University of Texas at Brownsville
Four or more years; Public; $11,128 average out-state tuition; $3,616 average in-state tuition
Southern Careers Institute-Brownsville
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Brownsville
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Kaplan College-Brownsville
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Salon & Spa Institute
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
South Texas Training Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit; $4,374 average out-state tuition; $4,374 average in-state tuition
Southern Careers Institute-Harlingen
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Brownsville, TX Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Youth Livestock Scholarship $1,500 February 15, 2017
Ivory Moore Undergraduate Scholarship $1,000 February 08, 2017
Ivory Moore Graduate Scholarship $1,000 February 08, 2017
Dick Laursen Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 01, 2017
Fred R. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Austin C. Millspaugh Scholarship Varies March 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
Sara Haynes Endowed Scholarship Varies December 15, 2016
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017