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McAllen is the twentieth most populous city in Texas and the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. It is located at the southern tip of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, and is part of the American South. It is on the Rio Grande River, across from the Mexican city of Reynosa, and is about 70 miles (110 km) west of South Padre Island and the Gulf of Mexico. The 2010 census put the city's population at 129,877 and the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission metropolitan area at 774,769. The Reynosa–McAllen Metropolitan Area counts a population of nearly 1.7 million. Since its settling in 1904 the area around McAllen was largely rural and agricultural in character, but the latter half of the 20th century saw steady growth, which accelerated during the 1980s, leading to an economic and population boom in the 1990s and 2000s. Today the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States, although most of its growth has been in surrounding smaller cities. The introduction of the maquiladora economy and the North American Free Trade Association led to a boom in international trade, cross-border commerce with Mexico, and health care. McAllen's Medicare spending per capita has attracted national scrutiny, due to a sharp increase from the national average in 1992, to a near national high by 2006.

McAllen is a regional retail destination for Northeastern Mexican states. While McAllen's total population is 20th among Texas cities, it ranks 12th in overall retail sales, and third in the State in total retail sales both per household and per capita.

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Schools in and around McAllen, TX

Name
Kaplan Career Institute-McAllen
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
South Texas College
Four or more years; Public; $6,060 average out-state tuition; $4,935 average in-state tuition
Southern Careers Institute-Pharr
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences-McAllen
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Rio Grande Bible Institute
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $960 average out-state tuition; $960 average in-state tuition
The University of Texas-Pan American
Four or more years; Public; $11,481 average out-state tuition; $3,969 average in-state tuition

McAllen, TX Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship $3,000 December 01, 2016
Hot Sauce Depot Texas Scholars Program $500 November 30, 2016
Austin C. Millspaugh Scholarship Varies March 01, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016
Sara Haynes Endowed Scholarship Varies December 15, 2016