Why Tyler Junior College?
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- Credit enrollment of more than 15,000 credit students each year with an additional 20,000 continuing education enrollments annually.
- Located in the heart of the Piney Woods of East Texas, approximately 100 miles east of Dallas and 90 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.
- Average class size of 21 students
- Faculty averages more than 20 years college instructor experience
- Approximately 265 full-time faculty, with roughly 15% holding doctoral degrees or terminal degrees and more than 70% possessing an advanced degree
- On-campus housing for more than 1,000 students in nine comfortable residence halls
- Part of the Tyler public school system until 1945, when voters overwhelmingly approved a measure to create a separate junior college district
- More than 60 concentration options for an Associate in Applied Science Degree, an Associate in Arts Degree or a Certificate of Proficiency
- More than 60 student organizations
- Pre-professional offerings in allied health are the most comprehensive in the region, preparing students for careers as nurses, respiratory therapists, medical transcriptionists, radiologic technicians, sonographers, surgical technologists, and vision care technicians
- 110 faculty have received NISOD awards in the past 10 years; faculty have also received Fullbright Awards and Eisenhower Awards
- Nationally ranked intercollegiate academic and athletic programs
- Home of the world renowned Apache Belles and Apache Band
- Recognized for having more 1st teamers and more selections
- overall to the Phi Theta Kappa/USA Today All-USA Academic Team than any other college in the US, as well as more Guistwhite Scholars than any other college.
- Forensics Team has qualified for the national competition for the past five years
- Alumni chapters in Dallas, Houston, Austin, Los Angeles and New York City
- The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Tyler Junior College District for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009.
- Male/Female Ratio:
- 59% Female
- 41% Male
- 60% Caucasian
- 11% Hispanic
- 6% Other or unknown