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98 Years of Excellence

Quality Education. Vibrant Student Life. Service to the Community.

About TJC

TJC is one of the largest community colleges in Texas, with 306 full-time faculty members and 248 part-time faculty members, and 12,000+ students enrolled.

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.

Comprehensive Academic Programs

With more than 115+ 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 145-acre campus, they are immediately part of the TJC experience, which includes rigorous academics, 69 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 simultaneously earning college credit each year through dual enrollment opportunities at TJC.

TJC is a First-Choice College

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.

Board of Trustees

The nine elected members of the Board of Trustees form TJC's governing body.

Faculty & Staff

TJC faculty and staff consistently excel in their respective fields.

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TJC Locations

TJC has locations in Tyler, Lindale, Rusk and Jacksonville.

Dr. Juan Mejia

Dr. Juan E. Mejia, President of TJC

It is a privilege to serve as President of TJC, and to see the impact our college is having on the lives of so many people.

Tyler Junior College has a rich history of academic excellence. It is a college committed to serving the community while offering opportunities for students to showcase talents, make new friends and explore their potential.

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2020-2026 Strategic Plan

TJC proudly introduces our Strategic Plan 2020-2026, in anticipation of the College’s 2026 centennial and to provide the blueprint for the next exciting chapter in TJC’s history. 

TJC offers each student the opportunity for a world-class education, from continuing education to the baccalaureate level. We will develop new relationships and resources so that all students will have the knowledge, confidence and specific tools to connect their education with their immediate goals after graduation and changing goals throughout their lives. 

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2022 Comprehensive Master Plan

TJC enthusiastically presents the Comprehensive Master Plan: 100 Years of Excellence and Onward.  

Through a collaborative effort involving a broad cross-section of critical stakeholders, the Master Plan outlines the vision and framework for future campus development, growth, and improvements while honoring TJC’s rich history and traditions.

Thank you to all who participated in this initiative:

  • Students
  • Faculty 
  • Staff
  • Local Municipalities
  • Economic Development Councils
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Local ISD Superintendents
  • TJC Board of Trustees
  • TJC Foundation
  • TJC Alumni Association

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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 Statement

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


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