Tyler Junior College

1400 East Fifth Street
Tyler, TX 75701
Tel: (903)510-2200
  • 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 11,168 students (56% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • 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 418 teachers has declined by 25% 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
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 418 staff 65 staff
Tyler Junior College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 11,168 has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 11,168 students 3,585 students
Tyler Junior College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1 34:1
Tyler Junior College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 6,243 students 932 students
Tyler Junior College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 4,925 students 2,653 students
Tyler Junior College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Tyler Junior College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
1,060 252
Tyler Junior College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Tyler Junior College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Tyler Junior College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Tyler Junior College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Tyler Junior College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Tyler Junior College Non Resident (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
Tyler Junior College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.52 0.69
Tyler Junior College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Tyler Junior College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $35,800 $34,000
Tyler Junior College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,762 is less than the state average of $4,255. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,362 is less than the state average of $6,425. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,762 $4,255
Tyler Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,362 $6,425
Tyler Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80% 84%
Tyler Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $11,500 $9,500
Tyler Junior College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,500 $5,250
Tyler Junior College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,255 per year for in-state students and $6,425 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,619 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a 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. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.