Tyler Junior College
1400 East 5th Street Tyler, TX 75701
Phone: (903) 510-2200
Tyler Junior College, located in the East Texas city of Tyler, is one of the state's largest community colleges. Established in 1926 under the Tyler public school system, it later gained its independence, by voter referendum, in 1946.
The main campus is sprawled across 73 acres with 28 buildings, some of which boast the colonial styling of architect Shirley Simons. The campus boasts a number of attractions, in addition to providing quality education.
The Tyler Museum of Art sits in an award-winning building and houses a growing collection of more that 1200 works. The world-class Planetarium's 40-foot domed structure is home to the Center for Earth and Space Science Education. And Wagstaff Gymnasium is the place where the college's volleyball team, basketball team and renowned drill team (the Apache Belles) go into action.
College courses offered are: 2-year transferable college credit courses, 2-year technical programs for occupational competency, 2-year programs in paramedical and other health professions, vocational training and continuing education.
More than 12,000 students and 200 faculty members populate Tyler Junior College and its two satellite campuses (in Jacksonville and Lindale). The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.