Tyler Junior College

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Tyler Junior College
Jenkins Hall located on the main campus.
MottoFulfilling Three Promises: A Quality Education, A Vibrant Student Life, Community Service
TypeCommunity college
PresidentDr. L. Michael Metke
ProvostDr. Juan E. Mejia
Location, ,
CampusUrban, 137 acres
ColorsAthletic Gold, black

Tyler Junior College is a two-year community college in Tyler, Texas, United States. TJC is one of the largest community colleges in Texas, with an enrollment of more than 12,000 credit students each year with an additional 20,000 continuing education enrollments annually. Its West Campus includes continuing education and workforce training programs. The College also operates satellite centers in Jacksonville and Lindale. TJC offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Science and Associate of Arts in Teaching degrees, two baccalaureate degrees, as well as tech prep and certificate programs.


The college operated as part of the Tyler public school system from its inception in 1926 until 1945, when voters supported the creation of an independent Tyler Junior College District. The junior college district now includes the Tyler, Chapel Hill, Grand Saline, Lindale, Van, and Winona school districts.

TJC today[edit]

During the 2016-2017 schoolyear, TJC offered a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene and associate degrees in various fields.[1]

Students can choose from approximately fifty groups to join,[2] including a marching band, drill team, and drumline.[3]

The school competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association's Region XIV with soccer, football, basketball, baseball, tennis, and golf teams (men) and volleyball, soccer, basketball, tennis, and golf teams (women). The school won national junior college championships in women's basketball in 2000, men's baseball in 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, men's golf 2008, men's soccer 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2014, women's soccer in 2009 and men's tennis in 2010 and women's tennis in 2010 and 2011.


TJC North in Lindale

The independently operated Tyler Museum of Art is located on the school's main campus.[4] The Center for Earth and Space Science Education has a planetarium and exhibit hall offering public shows in its state-of-the-art, 40-foot (12 m)-diameter domed theater every day except Mondays, and sponsors a monthly astronomy lecture series.[5] Additionally, Wagstaff Gymnasium is home to the TJC Apache volleyball and basketball teams.

Co-ed dorms include Louise H. & Joseph Z. Ornelas Residential Complex, Wesley House, and Bateman Hall. Vaughn Hall and Hudnall Hall house women (Hudnall houses members of athletic teams). Halls for men include Holley Hall, Lewis Hall, Sledge Hall, Claridge Hall, and West Hall. Claridge and Sledge Hall houses members of athletic teams.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ 2016-2017 Catalog, Tyler Junior College, 2016-01-12, 46. Accessed 2017-03-04.
  2. ^ Clubs and Organizations
  3. ^ Apache Belles - Since 1947 - Tyler Junior College
  4. ^ Tyler Museum of Art
  5. ^ Center for Earth and Space Science Education
  6. ^ Housing Costs Tyler Junior College. Retrieved on Nov 28, 2012.
  7. ^ "Derick Armstrong". database Football.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-06. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  8. ^ "Football All Americans". apacheathletics.com. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  9. ^ Bill Herchman Career NFL Stats
  10. ^ The Texas State Senate
  11. ^ A Service of Worship in Memory of the life and ministry of Rev. Charles Robert Moore, June 12, 2014, Faith Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas
  12. ^ IMDB Allen Morris Biography

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