Tyler Junior College

1400 East Fifth Street
Tyler, TX 75701
Tel: (903)510-2200
11,374 students
Public institution

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The mission of Tyler Junior College (TJC) is to provide a comprehensive collegiate experience that is anchored in the rich traditions of a quality education, vibrant campus life and community service. We are committed to providing the best possible learning environment. TJC has specific values and expectations which guide the behavior of all who are part of our TJC campus community. Tyler Junior College offers courses and programs for transferable college credit, college credit designed for immediate workforce entry upon completion, and courses for career preparation, career enhancement and personal interest. Courses are offered in traditional classroom settings, via Instructional Television, online and in some cases, on-site. Our Honors Program allows students to create a more challenging program of study. Our Concurrent Enrollment program allows students in high school to receive college credit, sometimes in settings that also provide high school credit.
School Highlights:
Tyler Junior College serves 11,374 students (56% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Tyler Junior College is the only community colleges within Smith County, TX.
The nearest community college is Kilgore College (23.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Tyler Junior College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 11,374 teachers has grown by 41% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,374 students
1,303 students
Tyler Junior College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
6,344 students
835 students
Tyler Junior College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 5,030 students
1,046 students
Tyler Junior College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Tyler Junior College sch enrollment Tyler Junior College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Tyler Junior College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Tyler Junior College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Tyler Junior College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Tyler Junior College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Tyler Junior College sch ethnicity Tyler Junior College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.49 0.44
Tyler Junior College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,642 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,242 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,642 $5,890
Tyler Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,242 $10,047
Tyler Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Tyler Junior College was established in 1926 to provide rigid preparation for students desiring to complete their studies at a baccalaureate institution. As a result of its solid core curriculum, Tyler Junior College quickly earned a reputation for developing capable and expertly prepared transfer students.Since 1926, Tyler Junior College has been fulfilling three promises to its students and the Tyler area by providing a quality education, a vibrant student life and service to the community. Tyler Junior College maintains two campuses to serve its students and community partners. The Main Campus, 1400 Fifth Street (US Highway 64 East), includes more than 75 acres. At TJC's West Campus, in the 1500 block of Tyler's South-Southwest Loop 323, lie the Regional Training and Development Complex (RTDC) and the Skills Training Center. The RTDC is home to Continuing Education, the Small Business Development Center, the Tyler Area Business Incubator, the ACT Center, TJC Corporate Services, and the Literacy Council of Tyler. The facility is an 84,000-square-foot building which provides quick start-up, fast turnaround, and low-cost training programs for business and industry, in addition to offering lifelong learning and professional enhancement programs for groups and individuals. Also, four credit technology programs—air conditioning and refrigeration, early childhood education, surgical technology, and vision care technology—are located at the RTDC. Courses offered at Tyler Junior College includes Allied Health & Nursing, Applied Studies, Applied Studies, College Preparatory Studies, Continuing Studies and University Studies. Tyler Junior College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate in arts degree, the associate in applied science degree and certificates of proficiency.

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For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,150 per year for in-state students and $7,120 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,222 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Texas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.