- 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 126-acre campus, they are immediately part of the TJC experience, which includes rigorous academics, 52 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 faculty
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.
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Dr. Linda Gary has been named dean of the Tyler Junior College School of Humanities, Communications and Fine Arts, TJC officials have announced. Her appointment is effective immediately.
A high school senior who received a $1,000 tip from an anonymous guest at the restaurant where she works in Gun Barrel City in April now has a matching award from Tyler Junior College.
In May 2014, Bre’Ann Higgins became the very first Rusk High School graduate to accept the Rusk TJC Citizens Promise Scholarship.
Glenda Lancaster will be the first to tell you she wasn’t a traditional college student.