Texarkana College is located in Texarkana, Texas. TC serves the twin cities of Texarkana located on each side of the Texas-Arkansas Border. The school was founded in 1927 and the school experienced steady growth in enrollment until the end of World War II. After the war, it became apparent to the school administration that returning veterans would require the expansion of the schools facilities and services.
In the late 1950's the school separated from the Texarkana public school system. By doing so, TC established its own board of trustees to run independently. The next inflection point for the school came in the early seventies.
In 1971, the school formed a formal partnership with Texas A&M University Texarkana. A partnership of this nature allowed Texarkana College to offer a wider range of service s and educational opportunities in east Texas. Today the school enrolls over 5000 students annually and is expected to grow further in the years to come.
Texarkana College offers a large number of programs designed to provide academic transfer opportunities or allow students to obtain career or technical training. Academic transfer programs assist students in the process of earning a bachelor's degree by allowing them to complete the freshman and sophomore years of a four year education.
Once completes, students may apply to any four year institution to finish their degree. Students are encouraged to meet with academic advisor to plan their curriculum and achieve a higher probability of admission to the college or university of their choosing.
Career and technical training programs provide the skills and abilities necessary to become professionals in the workforce. These programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or associate degree that demonstrates competence in their area of study.
Graduates will be able to seek work opportunities at the entry level immediately after graduation. Such programs provide a comprehensive education through traditional classroom education and if necessary through practical labs.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
As a two year open enrollment institution, any students who meet the minimum requirements for admission will be accepted once they have submitted an application for admission. Students must be 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent.
For students that have reached 18 years of age lacking a diploma or equivalent will enter the school on probationary status requiring a higher level of academic success in order to remain in school initially. Once admitted, students should meet with an academic advisor to plan their curriculum and outline goals. Registration takes place prior to the start of each semester.
Financial aid is available in the form of grants and scholarships. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used by the school to determine need, eligibility and awards. Students should submit the FAFSA prior to the priority deadlines for financial aid listed on the school's financial aid website. Students must reapply for aid every year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,300. 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
- The estimated tuition range is around $1,200-$1,400 per year
- Per unit charges are around $53 for part time students
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||80%||$4,624|
|Receiving Student Loans||32%||$5,726|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Texarkana College may provide services to students like:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Texas.
|Texarkana College||Bowie County||Texas|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- 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 1966)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) 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 Texarkana 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
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
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 Texarkana College.
- University of Arkansas Community College - Hope in Hope, AR (32 miles away)
- Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, TX (52 miles away)
- Southern University at Shreveport in Shreveport, LA (64 miles away)
- Rich Mountain Community College in Mena, AR (80 miles away)
- South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado, AR (83 miles away)