Tyler Junior College

Tyler Junior College (TJC) is a public community college in Tyler, Texas. It is one of the largest community colleges in Texas, with an enrollment of more than 12,500 credit students each year with an additional 20,000 continuing education enrollments annually. Its TJC West location includes continuing education and workforce training programs and TJC North in Lindale, Texas offers general education classes, nursing programs, and the veterinary technician associate of applied science. The college also operates locations in Jacksonville and Rusk. TJC offers Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Arts, two baccalaureate degrees, and certificate programs.

Tyler Junior College
Jenkins Hall located on the main campus.
MottoFulfilling Three Promises: A Quality Education, A Vibrant Student Life, Community Service
TypePublic community college
PresidentDr. Juan E. Mejia
ProvostDr. Deana Sheppard
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban, 145 acres
ColorsBlack & Gold


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.


The school competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association's Region XIV with soccer, football, basketball, baseball, tennis, and golf teams (men) and softball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, tennis, and golf teams (women). The College has won 62 national junior college championships. Since 2000, championships include: women's basketball in 2000; men's baseball in 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017; men's golf in 2003 and 2008; men's soccer in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017; women's soccer in 2009, 2011, 2017 and 2019; men's tennis in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2018 and 2019; and women's tennis in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2018.


TJC North in Lindale

The independently operated Tyler Museum of Art is located on the school's main campus.[1] 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.[2] Additionally, Wagstaff Gymnasium is home to the TJC Apache volleyball and basketball teams.

Co-ed residence halls include Louise H. & Joseph Z. Ornelas Residential Complex, Crossroads, and Bateman Hall. Vaughn Hall houses women and Holley Hall is for men. Claridge Hall is co-ed for athletes. Sledge Hall houses members of female athletic teams, and Hudnall Hall houses members of the football team.[3]

Notable alumniEdit


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

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