|Religious affiliation||Christian Methodist Episcopal Church|
|Former names||Phillips University|
|Athletics||National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)|
|Nickname||Steers and Lady Steers|
|Affiliations||Red River Athletic Conference
Central States Football League
Texas College is a historically black four-year college located in Tyler, Texas that is affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The school was established by CME ministers in 1894 and briefly changed its name to Phillips University from 1909 to 1912.
Texas College offers bachelor's degree programs in art, biology, business administration, computer science, English, education, history, mathematics, music, physical education, political science, liberal studies, social work and sociology. Also available are Associate of Arts degrees in early childhood education and general studies, as well as an alternative certification teacher education program for people with bachelor's degrees.
Texas College teams, nicknamed athletically as the Steers, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC), while its football team (which was revived as an official sport in 2004) competes in the Central States Football League (CSFL). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, soccer, softball, track & field and volleyball.
Residence halls include the Daniel Residence Hall and the Maddie A. Fair Residence Hall.
- As of June 30, 2011. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2011 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2010 to FY 2011" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers. June 30, 2011. p. 23. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
- "Residential Life Handbook" (pdf).
- Texas College official website
- Texas College official athletics website
- Texas College from the Handbook of Texas Online
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