Tyler Junior College

About TJC

Fulfilling Three Promises

One of the oldest junior colleges in Texas, the College was established in 1926 with a mission of providing the finest academic education for freshmen and sophomore students. Tyler Junior College remains committed to that goal while also recognizing the changing role of community colleges and the need to provide quality training for technical fields. 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, population about 75,000, is the seat of Smith County and is located approximately 100 miles east of Dallas. The College District serves a population of approximately 150,000 and includes 830 square miles of territory in six public school districts located in two counties.

Tyler Junior College is a public comprehensive community college with an outstanding record of academic quality offering 45 associate degree options and 35 certificate options. Along with its superb academic programs, Tyler Junior College boasts a 75-acre, tree lined campus, a vibrant student life, nationally ranked men's and women's intercollegiate athletic programs, and a broad array of student organizations. For the business community, TJC's Regional Training and Development Complex provides specialized training according to the needs of business, industry and governmental agencies.

Whatever course of study you choose, you will find quality instruction, caring faculty, support services designed to help you achieve your goals and a vibrant student life that is like none other at the two-year level.Through your studies and involvement in student organizations, you will come in contact with numerous opportunities for service learning, volunteerism and community assistance. 

Tyler Junior College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.  Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500 or at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Tyler Junior College.  General inquiries about Tyler Junior College admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs or other offerings should be directed to the College and not the Commission.

Tyler Junior College welcomes the application of any qualified student and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or limited English proficiency (LEP). Tyler Junior College respects the legal rights of each person to work and learn in an environment that is free from unlawful sexual discrimination including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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 the region's premier comprehensive community college, recognized internationally for its academic and workforce programs, student life and community engagement.

Latest News

TJC marketing team earns awards for excellence

The Tyler Junior College Marketing & Communications staff brought home 13 awards from the annual National Council for Marketing & Public Relations District 4 conference held recently in Galveston.

Apache Belles to perform in Houston Thanksgiving Parade

The Tyler Junior College Apache Belles are kicking off the holiday season in Lone Star style.

Science center holiday programming begins Nov. 27

Beginning Friday, Nov. 27, “The Mystery of the Christmas Star” and other holiday shows return to the dome theater at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College.

Pops Concert set Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

“Rock This Town” is the theme of this year’s Pops Concert by Harmony & Understanding, Tyler Junior College’s song-and-dance troupe.

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