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.

School Highlights

Tyler Junior College serves 12,323 students (49% 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 71%.

Top Rankings

Tyler Junior College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 898 teachers has grown by 59% over five years.
Tyler Junior College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty898 staff262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Tyler Junior College has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Tyler Junior College diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment12,323 students4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:117:1
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# Full-Time Students6,020 students1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students6,303 students3,460 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
1,208 students251 students
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% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
26%
47%
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% Black
17%
12%
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% White
49%
29%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.660.68
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College Completion Rate
17%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,800$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,762 is less than the state average of $4,287. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,362 is less than the state average of $6,528. The out-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,762$4,287
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,362$6,528
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,704$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Tyler Junior College is Kilgore College (24.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 5,584 students | 24.20 Mi1100 Broadway
    Kilgore, TX 75662
    (903) 984-8531
    24.205,584
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    Private not-for-profit
    476 students | 25.40 Mi105 B J Albritton Dr
    Jacksonville, TX 75766
    (903) 586-2518
    25.40476
  • 6,233 students | 34.80 Mi100 Cardinal Drive
    Athens, TX 75751
    (903) 675-6200
    34.806,233
  • 2,599 students | 55.60 Mi1109 W Panola Street
    Carthage, TX 75633
    (903) 693-2000
    55.602,599
  • 858 students | 55.80 Mi2650 E End Blvd, South
    Marshall, TX 75672
    (903) 935-1010
    55.80858
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For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,287 per year for in-state students and $6,528 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,663 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 77%. 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 0.71. The most diverse community college in Texas is Vista College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.