Tyler Junior College

About TJC

TJC is one of the largest community colleges in Texas, with 306 full-time faculty members and 248 part-time faculty members, approximately 11,000 students enrolled per semester, and 1,011 May graduates.

90 years of excellence

For 90 years, TJC has embodied the true sense of the term “community college,” as reflected in its foundational promises to provide students with a quality education, a vibrant student life and opportunities for service to the community.

Comprehensive academic programs

With more than 120 degree and certificate programs, plus extensive training and technical programs, TJC is the best first step for any student, whether they plan to transfer to a four-year institution or gain the skills they need to go directly into the workforce.

When students step onto the 137-acre campus, they are immediately part of the TJC experience, which includes rigorous academics, 53 national championships in athletics; stellar fine and performing arts programs; modern residential facilities; and organizations and clubs that reflect student diversity.

Additionally, more than 2,100 high school students are earning college credit each year while in high school because of dual enrollment opportunities at TJC.

Distinguished and dedicated facultyAspen Prize top 150 community colleges in the nation

TJC faculty and students consistently excel in their respective fields, and this history of excellence has focused national recognition on the college and has earned the respect of its peers. The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named TJC as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges–from over 1,108 community colleges nationwide—honoring institutions that achieve exceptional levels of success for all students.

TJC students excel in and out of the classroom

TJC has produced nine decades of exceptional graduates, including a former deputy director of the CIA; Grammy and Academy Award-winners; playwrights, actors and actresses; professional athletes; prominent political figures; health care specialists; educators; and business professionals. In a recent survey of current students, 75 percent said TJC was their first choice for college, and 94 percent said they would choose TJC again based on their experience so far.

The community’s generosity led to the founding of the college in 1926. Thanks to the wonderful, ongoing support from the community, alumni, parents, students, and friends of this great institution, TJC has flourished for 90 years. As it looks to the future, TJC will continue to expand opportunities for student success and reinforce its role as The College of East Texas.

TJC Mission Statement

To provide a comprehensive collegiate experience that is anchored in the rich traditions of a quality education, vibrant student life and community service.

TJC Vision Statement

To be a premier institution of higher education recognized for its academic and workforce programs, student life and community engagement.

Latest News

Theatre TJC opens season with dark tale, ‘The Pillowman’

For its 2016-17 season-opener, Theatre TJC takes a walk on the dark side with “The Pillowman.”

Geologist, former Big Bend ranger to speak at Public Science Lecture Series

Geologist Blaine Hall, former interpretive ranger at Big Bend Ranch State Park, will be the guest speaker for September’s Public Science Lecture Series at the TJC science center.

TJC Presidential Honors Showcase set Saturday

Spaces are still available for the Tyler Junior College Presidential Honors Showcase set 1:30-5 p.m. Saturday on the TJC main campus.

Dr. Betsy Ott named 2016 NABT Honorary Member

The National Association of Biology Teachers has bestowed TJC biology professor Dr. Margaret “Betsy” Ott with its highest honor by naming her its 2016 NABT Honorary Member.

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