90 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, approximately 11,000 students enrolled per semester, and 1,011 May 2016 graduates.

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 137-acre campus, they are immediately part of the TJC experience, which includes rigorous academics, 54 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.

Executive Cabinet

The Executive Cabinet provides leadership for day-to-day operations at TJC.

Faculty & Staff

TJC faculty and staff consistently excel in their respective fields.

TJC Locations

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

Dr. L. Michael Metke, President of TJC

It is a privilege to serve as president of Tyler Junior College 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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Aspen Prize

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named TJC as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges–from over 1,100 community colleges nationwide–honoring institutions that achieve exceptional levels of success for all students.

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.

Vision Statement

To be a premier institution of higher education recognized for its academic and workforce programs, student life and community engagement.