Tyler Junior College

1400 East Fifth Street
Tyler, TX 75701
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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 11,749 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 11,749 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,762
  • Out-state tuition: $4,362
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 50%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Tyler Junior College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 898 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Tyler Junior College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
898 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Tyler Junior College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The Tyler Junior College diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,749 students
4,669 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
5,604 students
1,310 students
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# Part-Time Students
6,145 students
3,359 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
735 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
5,604 students
1,289 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
6,145 students
3,151 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
1,151 students
252 students
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% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
26%
46%
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% Black
16%
12%
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% White
50%
30%
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% Two or more races
5%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.64
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
17%
19%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
16.35%
2.44%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,800
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,762 is less than the state average of $3,924. The in-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,362 is less than the state average of $6,229. The out-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,762
$3,924
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,362
$6,229
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
82%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,500
$10,765
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
78%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Tyler Junior College cost?
Tyler Junior College's tuition is approximately $3,762 for In-State students and $4,362 for Out-State students.
What is Tyler Junior College's ranking?
Tyler Junior College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 11,749 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,762
  • Out-state tuition: $4,362
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 50%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,924 per year for in-state students and $6,229 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,052 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 78%. 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 Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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