Tyler Junior College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 418 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Tyler Junior College||(TX) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||418 staff||76 staff|
|Total Enrollment||11,168 students||3,921 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||27:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||6,243 students||1,055 students|
|# Part-Time Students||4,925 students||2,866 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||1,060||252|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$35,800||$33,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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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