Tyler Junior College

1400 East Fifth Street
Tyler, TX 75701
Tel: (903)510-2200
11,308 students
Public institution
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 11,308 students (54.83% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 65%.
Tyler Junior College is the only community colleges within Smith County, TX.
The nearest community college is Kilgore College (23.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 413 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
College Tyler Junior College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 413 staff
61 staff
Tyler Junior College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 11,308 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 11,308 students 1,296 students
Tyler Junior College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
Tyler Junior College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 6,200 students
810 students
Tyler Junior College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,108 students
1,036 students
Tyler Junior College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Tyler Junior College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Tyler Junior College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Tyler Junior College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Tyler Junior College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Tyler Junior College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Tyler Junior College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Tyler Junior College Unknown (2010-2013)
% Non Resident races
Tyler Junior College Non Resident (2007-2013)
Tyler Junior College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.53
Tyler Junior College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,762 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,362 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,762 $5,694
Tyler Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,362 $10,252
Tyler Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 1,060 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
Tyler Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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