Uvalde is the headquarters of Southwest Texas Junior College, RGC’s partner institution.
A relatively old township in southwest Texas, Uvalde was settled in 1853. It served as a trading post for area settlers and forts along the Nueces River. Prior to Texas’ annexation, many battles were fought along the Nueces River in an attempt to settle the boundary dispute between Texas and Mexico.
Turn-of-the-century architecture is still evident in Uvalde. Nestled along tree shaded streets are many elegant old homes, dating back to the late 1890s and early 1900s. Many-storied houses with long porches, balconies and tall graceful columns preserve a testament to the past. The numerous huge old oaks are so loved by citizens that many streets are built around the trees.
Near Uvalde is Garner State Park, a recreational area famed in the state for its camping and outdoor activities. The Frio River also provides tubing, kayaking, and other water recreation.
The SRSU campuses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde comprise Rio Grande College. RGC offers upper-level courses leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as master’s degree programs and works closely with its partner institution, Southwest Texas Junior College, to provide a seamless transition to RGC for their students. All RGC students hold an Associate degree from an accredited institution or they have completed 42 semester credit hours of transferrable work.