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Texas College

Tyler, TX 75702
United States

Texas College, a historically black college providing a liberal arts education since 1894, exists to help people succeed by assisting them in developing their skills and their self-confidence, as well as enlarging their perspectives on life. We are dedicated to providing citizens of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds with the opportunity for life-long learning.

Texas College believes in motivating our students, urging them to be active in setting and achieving their goals. Students are encouraged to utilize all of our facilities; to seek extra help from our faculty; and to converse with our counselors and other dedicated staff members.

Quick Facts about Texas College:


  • Tyler, Texas – 100 miles east of Dallas and 90 miles west of Shreveport


  • 1894 by a group of ministers of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME Church)


  • Texas College is an affiliate of the CME Church

Majors & Degrees

  • Offers 12 baccalaureate degree programs within four divisions:  Business and Social Sciences; General Studies and Humanities; Education; and Natural and Computational Science.  Majors may be declared in: Biology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, English, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Music, Religion, Social Work, and Sociology.  The College offers two associate of arts degrees in Early Childhood Education and General Studies.  Texas College also has an Alternative Certification Teacher Education program for persons who have already earned a bachelor’s degree.  The SUCCESS Program is a specially designed degree completion program for working adults who want to enhance their professional growth and development with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.


  • Two semesters – Fall and Spring sessions

Operating Authority

  • Certificate of authority to award degrees from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Fully Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)


  • Faculty to Students – 1:20

Financial Aid

  • Offers eligible students financial assistance in the form of miscellaneous scholarships, Pell Grants, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Tuition Equalization Grants (TEG), college work-study, and federal loans (if eligible).


  • Participates in intercollegiate competition in football, baseball, men and women’s basketball, men and women’s soccer, track, women’s softball, and women’s volleyball.

School Colors

  • Purple and Gold


  • Steer 

Academic Support

  • Academic Development Center
  • Career Planning and Placement Center
  • Counseling Center

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