Temple College was formerly known as Temple Junior College. TC was found in 1926 in Temple, Texas as a means to fulfill the education needs of the city and the surrounding area. The college was formed through the efforts of civic authorities, local business and leaders in education.
As enrollment at the school increased, the need for a permanent campus became evident. In 1957, a unique junior college district was established by the Department of Education in Texas. Over time the course offerings and campus expanded which resulted in the dropping of the “junior” from the name to better reflect the schools purpose. Temple College currently operates five off campus locations to further its educational opportunities to the community. TC has several education partnerships to assist in developing learning programs.
Temple College provides a wide variety of programs to suit the needs of community. Associate, transfer, and vocation programs are offered alongside continuing education, adult education and cultural development courses. Career and technical programs prepare students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the work force immediately after graduation.
Academic transfer programs allow the student to complete the first two years of a four year education at Temple College, followed by transfer to a four year institution to complete the remaining two years. The school prides itself on its high quality of education and its ability to serve the city and surrounding areas.
Programs offered include:
Adult and continuing education courses, as well as cultural development programs, provide adults with the opportunity to pursue educational opportunities, often with flexible schedules and a focus on specific classes. Individuals interested in such courses may peruse the offerings available online or through the school's course catalog.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in attending Temple College should complete the online application. Applications will be processed as received, followed by notification from the school identifying when registration and start dates are. Financial aid is available in the form of grants and loans.
Any student in need of aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility and awards. Scholarships may also be available and generally require a separate application for consideration. Scholarships may be awarded for reasons other than need, and are usually defined in the scholarships mission.
Athletic programs are available at Temple College as they encourage the development of skills and behaviors, such as teamwork, good health and discipline, which are important for a student's academic and professional future.
Individuals wishing to participate in such programs may inquire with a coach or the athletic department. Temple College engages in intercollegiate sports which fosters an air of healthy competition and assists in maintaining school pride.
Athletic programs offered include:
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $1,600-$1,900
- Out-of-State: $5,700-$6,883
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $89-$110 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $330-$400 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||84%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||75%||$4,952|
|Receiving Student Loans||28%||$4,998|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Temple College may offer student services like:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how Temple College compares against other community colleges in Bell County and community colleges in Texas as a whole.
|Temple Junior College||Bell County||Texas|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1997)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1996)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Texas
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Temple College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Temple College.