For 96 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.
Mission Statement: The College champions student and community success by providing a caring, comprehensive experience through educational excellence, stellar service, innovative programming and authentic partnerships.
Vision: Educating everyone -- the path to a better world.
TJC Core Values:
- Unity: Coming together for a shared purpose to achieve a common goal
- Caring: Combining empathy and action to show a generosity of spirit
- Integrity: Applying principles of transparency, accountability, authenticity and respect to every interaction
- Empowering: Investing in others by providing the means to achieve success
- Excellence: Achieving distinction by proactively identifying opportunities and continually raising the bar
115+ Degree and Certificate Programs
TJC has an outstanding record of academic quality, offering a bachelor's degree, associate's degree programs, certificates and training and technical programs.
Through our quality, convenient and flexible academic programs, students at TJC are ready to excel at any level of academic achievement. TJC provides exceptional degree options that prepare you for a fulfilling career or transfer to a university, as well as certificate programs that allow you to directly enter the workforce.
- Healthcare Professions
- Creative & Communication Arts
- Manufacturing, Transportation & Industry
- Business & Entrepreneurship
- Public Service
- Science & Technology
TJC provides support to students throughout their entire academic journey - from application to graduation!
- College Success Coaching
- Career Planning
TJC is Affordable
At 1/3rd the cost of a 4-year public university, TJC is a smart first choice for any student, whether you plan to transfer to a university or gain the skills needed to go directly into the workforce.
2023-2024 Tuition Rates:
- $216 per Credit Hour, In-District
- $279 per Credit Hour, Out-of-District
- $304 per Credit Hour, Out-of-State
The average annual cost of tuition & fees at TJC is $3,112.
When compared to public four-year institutions whose cost are over $10,000 per year, TJC's low tuition rates make it so that you can afford a high-quality education without going into debt.
TJC offers a variety of financial assistance - don't assume you do not qualify!
- Financial Aid Grants
- Waivers & Exemptions
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.
Enrollment Snapshot (Academic Year 2024)
- Enrollment: 12,114
- First-time Freshmen: 2,962
- Continuing: 5,476
- Transfer: 759
- Dual Credit: 2,819
- Transient: 98
- Full-Time: 46%
- Part-Time: 54%
- Male: 37.7%
- Female: 62.3%
Race and Ethnicity
- American Indian or Native Alaskan: 0.42%
- Asian: 1.72%
- Black or African American: 15.27%
- Hispanic/Latino: 28.45%
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0.07%
- White: 45.36%
- 2 or More Races: 5.12%
TJC students can pursue leadership development opportunities, getting involved in one of over 50 clubs and organizations or simply have some free time between classes and want to find something to do – TJC offers lots of ways to get involved in the campus community.
- Presidential Honors Program
- Student Senate
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Hispanic Student Organization
- Black Student Organization
- Student Nurses Organization
TJC - The College of East Texas
TJC strives to be the “community’s college,” offering courses in varied locations and in a variety of formats to meet the needs of a diverse and growing East Texas population
TJC Central: 1327 S Baxter Ave, Tyler, TX 75701
TJC West: 1530 S SW Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701
TJC North: 75 Miranda Lambert Way, Lindale TX 75771
TJC Jacksonville: 501 S Ragsdale St, Jacksonville, TX 75766
TJC Rusk: 805 N Dickinson Dr, Rusk, TX 75785