Located in the border city of Pharr, Texas and established in 2008, RGV College was the vision of educators and entrepreneurs whom have guided this institution’s growth into one of the most sought after vocational schools in the Rio Grande Valley for its A+ grade level education.
RGV College exists on the principle that all individuals, regardless of race, age, previous education, or economic background can take advantage of the benefits acquired through Vocational Education.
"Rio Grande Valley College is committed to the personal, intellectual and professional growth of its students, faculty, and staff. As the premiere college, our goal is to inspire and empower a diverse population with a lifelong passion for learning, the knowledge to succeed and serve the community"
RGV College is located in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. Often considered a medical "mecca", the Rio Grande Valley is one of the regions with an increasing number of healthcare patients, and naturally, this community will also need a larger pool of competent and caring healthcare professionals.
This gives our institution a greater advantage in educating those needed in the medical Industry.
Conveniently located, with easy access from the expressway, our institution is proximal to many cities in the Rio Grande Valley allowing our students to travel from other cities with better and faster travel routes.
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By general definition, an owl has been considered throughout history as a representation of knowledge, wisdom, exceptional vision and acute hearing making it a perfect symbol of education for our institution.
From Greek Mythology, to Africa and Australia's medicine men, and many Native American Tribe Shamans, the owl has been a symbol to be called upon by those trying to heal the ill.
This connection makes our Horned Owl the perfect symbol for our institution.
Because community involvement is important to us, we created a massive campaign to find the perfect name for our mascot. It was important that the name was something children and young adults would relate to since our mascot will visit them often in their schools and community events.
The name "Howie" was chosen from hundreds of submissions made to us from children across the Rio Grande Valley through the Newspapers In Education Campaign created by The Monitor newspaper.
RGV College promotes philanthropy and civic duty within their student base to strengthen the belief that we must all do something for another to help make our community stronger. By practicing positive changes, whether they are small, like carpooling, to collecting hundreds of pounds of food to feed the needy, we believe that once the seed of good deed is planted, it will grow and give blessing to those around our students’ lives.
There are many questions our candidates have when they first come into our institution and while we do recommend that you visit us personally to assist you much better, below are some of the most common questions students have about vocational education.