Tyler Junior College, located in Tyler, Texas, was founded in 1926 to provide area residents access to higher education opportunities. The school was established to meet the needs of the community and currently serves over 32,000 students annually, 12,000 of which are credit students. The school was originally part of the Tyler public school system, but in 1945 was granted its own Junior College District which has been expanded over the years to include the schools districts of Tyler, Grand Saline, Lindale, Winona, Chapel Hill and Van. The school also operates satellite facilities located in Jacksonville and Lindale, providing additional coverage for the school's service area.
Tyler Junior College is one of the largest colleges in the state of Texas, and as a result offer a large number of programs that provide career and transfer opportunities for its students. Career training programs provide a comprehensive education in a given field, allowing that individual to enter the workforce as a qualified professional upon completion. Students will have a mixture of classroom and practical courses, the former providing theoretical ideas, methods, and techniques which will be applied in simulated, controlled settings in the latter. Programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or degree which demonstrates competency and is useful in the pursuit of employment after graduation.
Academic transfer to a four year institution is accomplished by completing the first two years of such an education followed by applying to one's desired school or schools to transfer their credits and continue their pursuit of higher education. Upon transfer the student will complete the final two years, earning his or her bachelor's degree. Students transferring to a public Texas institution will find transfer made easier through agreements in place that guarantee admission if certain requirements are met. Transfer to private or out of state schools will have varying requirements that should be researched well in advance if desired.
Programs offered include:
TJC also provides continuing education and adult education courses. Continuing education courses are design to assist professionals, providing them with an updated education in their chosen field. Such courses are also required by the state for the renewal of certain licenses or certifications. Adult education courses are for individuals who had not completed high school. Such courses provide the equivalent of a high school education and prepare individuals for the GED exam which provides a diploma equivalent to those offered by a high school.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Tyler Junior College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individuals that wishes to pursue higher education to do so by meeting the minimum requirements for enrollment, providing a completed application, and paying all accrued fees by the start of each semester. Students should also supply transcripts and test scores, which may be used in lieu of a placement exam. Students are also encouraged to meet with a counselor to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum, and it is recommended they participate in new student orientation to familiarize themselves with the campus.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of aid will provide their financial information through the completion and submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the resulting student aid report (SAR) from which will be used by the school to determine the need, program eligibility and awards for the student. Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,500. 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
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $900-$1,100
- Out-of-State: $2,900-$3,492
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $77-$92 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $140-$170 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||79%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||78%||$4,689|
|Receiving Student Loans||46%||$5,297|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Tyler Junior College may offer student services like:
- Distance learning
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
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 Smith County and community colleges in Texas in total.
|Tyler Junior College||Smith County||Texas|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2014)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1973)
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 Tyler Junior 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
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
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Public Administration and Social Services
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 Tyler Junior College.
- Kilgore College in Kilgore, TX (24 miles away)
- Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, TX (28 miles away)
- Panola College in Carthage, TX (56 miles away)
- Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, TX (58 miles away)
- Navarro College in Corsicana, TX (73 miles away)