• Temple College is a public community college, founded in 1926 through the joint efforts of civic, business, and educational leaders. The mission of Temple College is to serve the founders’ vision by meeting the needs of individual students, area communities, and businesses through quality educational programs and services that reflect our commitment to quality and integrity while preparing our diverse population as they enter an everchanging global society.

School Highlights

Temple College serves 4,940 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,940 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,744
  • Out-state tuition: $5,664
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 51%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 348 teachers has grown by 95% over five years.
Temple College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
348 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Temple College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Temple College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,940 students
4,541 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,877 students
1,289 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,063 students
3,252 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
316 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,877 students
1,266 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,063 students
3,252 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
251 students
% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
31%
46%
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% Black
13%
12%
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% White
49%
30%
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% Hawaiian
2%
n/a
% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score
0.65
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
15%
26%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.44%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,700
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,744 is more than the state average of $3,626. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,664 is less than the state average of $5,997. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,744
$3,626
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,664
$5,997
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
79%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,335
$10,765
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,670
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Temple Junior College was founded in 1926 in response to the need for a post secondary institution in Temple. The College is a result of the joint efforts of civic, business, and educational leaders. In 1996, the name of the College was changed to Temple College to refl ect its role as a comprehensive college, offering transfer programs, technical education, community education, career and workforce training, and cultural activities. From 1926 until January of 1957, the College was housed in the basement of Temple High School. As the student body grew, so did the need for a permanent campus, and the College moved to its present location in south Temple. The main campus now exceeds 105 acres, including 16 buildings. University Courtyard Apartments provide apartment-style on campus student housing and Temple College Apartments provide on-campus housing for low income student families. The Danny Scott Sports Complex includes a gymnasium with indoor swimming pool, fitness center and racquetball courts; baseball and softball fields, and an intramural field. The Old Nine Golf Course also is located on campus. Temple College also operates three off-campus centers. Temple College Taylor Center opened in the fall of 1997 and serves eastern Williamson County and surrounding area. The Cameron Education Center- Temple College opened in January 2000 to serve the educational and training needs of Milam County and surrounding area. Day and evening credit courses, technical and workforce training and continuing education classes are available at the center. Temple College has traditionally offered pre-professional courses leading to degrees in medicine, law, education, engineering, and similar fi elds as well as more general academic courses that enable students to transfer to fouryear colleges and universities for baccalaureate degrees. The technical program of the College expanded with the opening of the Watson Technical Center in 1967. In recent years a wide variety of credit and non-credit classes, programs and workshops have been offered through Community Education and Workforce Development and Corporate Training. Temple College became a leader in education for health professions with opening of a new Health Sciences Center and Clinical Simulation Center in 2004. Temple College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate degrees. It is also recognized and approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Association of Texas Colleges as a first-class two-year college. It is an active member of the Texas Community College Association, the Texas Association of Community Colleges, and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Temple College cost?

Temple College's tuition is approximately $3,744 for In-State students and $5,664 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,940 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,744
  • Out-state tuition: $5,664
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 51%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,626 per year for in-state students and $5,997 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,068 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 score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Texas is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Dallas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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