- 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 Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) and is recognized as one of the leading two-year institutions in America.
Tyler Junior College welcomes the application of any qualified student and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability or veteran status.
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.
Some students spend their spring breaks on the ski slopes or at the beach.
The Rusk TJC Citizens Promise, the first scholarship program of its kind in Texas, may fund two years at Tyler Junior College for the top 50 percent of qualifying Rusk High School graduates.
Tom Mensch, Tyler Junior College director of bands, has been elected to membership in Phi Beta Mu, an international school bandmaster fraternity.
The TJC Jazz Ensembles will perform 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Jean Browne Theatre.