Thanks for your interest in State Tech. Whether you are a “first-timer” or an experienced college parent, if you live across town or across the country, wherever you find yourself and whatever your circumstances, you are a valuable member of the State Tech family.
Why State Technical College?
State Technical College of Missouri is Missouri’s Premier Technical College, where we are proud to be known as “The Employers’ Choice.” In August 2018, Forbes ranked State Tech 3rd among 2-year colleges in the United States. Also in 2018, State Tech was recognized by WalletHub as the 3rd best 2-year college in the United States. Finally, the Chronicle of Higher Education recently reported that State Tech had the 4th best graduation rate of 2-year colleges in the country. State Tech’s importance to the state of Missouri cannot be overstated, as the placement rate for State Tech graduates has averaged 97% over the past decade. Career readiness requires both knowledge and skills. Career and Technical Education (CTE) not only teaches skills specific for career fields, it also teaches skills for life.
“Employers love State Tech graduates because they have all the traits they are looking for. Those include communication skills, technical skills and critical thinking skills. One thing we are proud of is our national rankings. One of my favorites is from Zippa dot com. Zippa named us the best college in Missouri for getting students jobs. So why wouldn’t you want to come to State Tech,” said State Tech President Dr. Shawn Strong.
What Sets Us Apart?
What sets our college apart from traditional colleges and universities is that our programs focus on hands-on education. Instead of spending all of your time in a lecture hall, at State Tech you will spend your time doing hands-on work in the lab and through internships that prepares you for rapid entry into in-demand technical careers. As a technical college, our programs take three months to two years to complete, which means you can get into the workforce faster.
State Technical College of Missouri offers programs that are tied directly to careers available today and that will be in-demand tomorrow. If your son or daughter plans to prepare for successful entry into a career, the education we offer is of the highest quality. One of the reasons we have risen in the ranks of a top 2-year college in the United States is our instructors. They take an interest in the success of our students, and bring a wealth of academic and career-related experience to the classroom.
State Tech offers a wealth of opportunities for your child, both in the classroom and through our extensive co-curricular program. Sometimes the sifting through all that information can be overwhelming. State Tech is here to support you and to help you stay connected to your student as you journey with them through their college experience.
If your student calls you with a question and you’re not sure where to turn, visit our Parent FAQs for helpful links.
Career Services for State Technical College of Missouri is a lifetime career service assistance program assisting graduates in obtaining employment in occupations related to their education.
State Tech has more than 50 labs across campus, including: computer labs, golf greens, machine shops, an aviation hangar, automotive service bays, and health science labs. This is where State Tech excels, providing our students with a hands-on education that you can’t get anywhere else. These are all reasons why we like to say, “From the Classroom to Your Career, We are the Employers’ Choice… We are State Tech!