Central Texas College

6200 West Central Texas Expressway, Killeen, TX

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Central Texas College (CTC) is a two-year public community college that offers associate degrees and certificates in academic, professional and vocational areas. The main campus for Central Texas College is in Killeen, Texas. CTC has recently opened a campus in Fort Hood, Texas, and also has satellite campuses and learning centers in other locations in Texas and around the world, including military installations and overseas embassies. CTC also offers study-at-sea programs. The distance learning programs offered through CTC are ranked number five in the United States for enrollments in degree granting programs.

Students hoping to transfer to a four-year university can follow one of the Central Texas College's transfer study programs and benefit from the many articulation agreements the college has with four-year institutions nationwide.

The CTC has been named one of the top 20 military-friendly schools in the U.S. for four consecutive years. This honor is based on the education and support services the school provides to military personnel through worldwide contracts, and also for its participation in the employment opportunities program for military spouses.

Central Texas College Mission Statement:

Central Texas College provides education for a global community through responsive, innovative instruction and educational services for diverse student populations.


Central Texas College (CTC) was founded in 1965 by the citizens of Central Texas to serve Bell County, and Burnet, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, Mills, San Saba, McCulloch and Williamson counties.  The college opened its doors in 1967 with 2,068 enrolled students.

CTC established additional learning sites in Fort Hood and Europe in the 1970s. Additional sites were opened worldwide by 1976, and military programs were expanding through the 1980s.


For most of its core programs, the academic calendar for Central Texas College follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters. Varied and flexible scheduling is offered at satellite campuses and learning sites.

Colleges and Schools

The academic units for Central Texas College are divided into departments and programs of study, rather than colleges or schools. CTC students may pursue a degree program for an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and a variety of certificate programs. Classroom courses are offered in more than 100 locations. Distance learning courses provide many options for study at CTC.  There are also military-specific programs offered.

Student Life

There are more than 20 student organizations and clubs available at Central Texas College, covering interests ranging from political, social, and academic, to recreational, athletic and religious. Campus activities include guest speakers, meetings, picnics, barbecues, fundraising events and field trips.

The Roy J. Smith Student Center has more information about all Student Life activities. The Upper Student Center houses the Student Government Association, and offers meeting rooms, a game room, recreational center, and student lounge.

On-campus housing is available through Morton Hall, a co-ed housing facility for 120 students. Married students may reside in one of the more than 50 unfurnished apartments available for full-time CTC students. A playground and free Internet services, and shared laundry room are available at the apartment complex.


Intramural sports are available at CTC for recreation, but the school does not currently participate in intercollegiate competitive sports.

Satellite Campuses

CTC has two primary campuses in Texas: Central Campus and Fort Hood Campus. It operates five other campuses, which are the Continental Campus, the Europe Campus, the Service Area Campus, the Navy Campus, and the Pacific Far East Campus. Included within each campus are many learning sites. Some campuses, like the Navy Campus, offer programs only for military personnel, while others enroll military, civilians and incarcerated students.

Community Life

CTC serves the community by offering continuing education classes and other programs to citizens of Killeen and Fort Hood, as well as Bell County, and Burnet, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, Mills, San Saba, McCulloch and Williamson counties.

Programs for high school students in the area include:

American Preparatory Institute (API): Local students can complete a high school diploma through the American Preparatory Institute (API) or a GED through the Adult Education community-based programs.

College Now: High school sophomores and juniors can get a jump on earning college credits by applying for early admission and participating in dual and concurrent credit courses.

Fast Track: Graduating seniors can explore what CTC has to offer and be guaranteed a letter of acceptance upon graduation from high school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,300-$2,700
    • Out-of-State: $6,400-$7,704
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $76-$91 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $210-$260 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid71%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships71%$5,072
Receiving Student Loans33%$2,850

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Central Texas College may provide services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how this school compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Bell County and community colleges in Texas in total.

 Central Texas CollegeBell CountyTexas
Graduation Rate14.5%11.5%16.5%
Transfer-out Rate10.1%15.4%20.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades



Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Military Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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