Tyler Junior College has reached a new milestone with 12,585 students enrolled for the fall 2019 semester.
This marks a 2.6-percent increase from TJC’s historic fall enrollment of 12,270 students in 2018.
This strong performance is a continuation of growth for TJC. Enrollment has risen from 10,934 in 2015 to the current total of 12,585 students in 2019 – a 15-percent increase.
TJC President Dr. Juan E. Mejia said, “This fall 2019 semester, we are provided the opportunity to help 12,585 students reach their academic and workforce aspirations and goals, and I am privileged to work with faculty and staff who are caring and who are committed to student success.”
“We are excited about each of our 3,210 first time in college students, who we know are more talented and high-achieving than ever before,” said Kim Lessner, TJC vice president for marketing and enrollment services and chief communications officer.
“However, we are especially thrilled that our continuing population of students has increased by more than 11 percent, which means we have more students who are still on track toward their goals. This is a testament to TJC’s dedication to helping students on their paths to success.”
Mejia added, “An educated population brings about positive change, and in collaboration with the support from our wonderful communities, we can continue to experience low unemployment rates and stronger economic development.”
Established in 1926, TJC serves more than 12,000 students per semester, and throughout its 93-year history, has embodied the true sense of the term “community.” The College has as a cornerstone the promises of a quality education, a vibrant student life and service to its communities.
TJC offers more than 130 degree and certificate options, extensive customized training and adult and continuing education, and opportunities for students to transfer to senior universities or to gain the skills needed to go directly into the workforce. The College has received legislative designation, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approval, and accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges, as an institution eligible to award baccalaureate degrees.
TJC features a 145-acre main campus and multiple branch locations, rigorous academics, 61 national athletic championships, stellar fine and performing arts programs, modern residential facilities, and organizations and clubs that promote student engagement and diversity. The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named TJC as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation.