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 Tyler Junior College 

Name: Tyler Junior College
President: Dr. L. Michael Metke
City: Tyler 
State: Texas
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Small City
Year Established: 1926

Board of Trustees website

Tyler Junior College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2015

2015 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 11,000
Part Time: 45%
Full Time: 55%

Student characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity)
Female: 59%
Male: 41%

White: 54%
African American: 22%
Hispanic: 17%
Other and Multi-racial: 7%

Non-traditional (25 and older): 2,710
Traditional: 24 and under: 8,224


Dr. L. Michael Metke

Dr. L. Michael Metke

Joe Prud’homme

Joe Prud’homme 
Board Chair

Quote from the President

"Tyler Junior College is the community’s college of East Texas. We work cohesively with area public and private schools to deliver dual credit courses and to extend high school pathways through the attainment of a certificate or associate degree, whether for entering the workforce or transferring on to achieve a higher degree."

Interesting Facts

  • Large, Ivy League-like 126 acre campus with old-growth trees and Georgia Colonial architecture. TJC also includes a separate 26.5 acre west campus for technical and continuing education programs.
  • In addition to all of the typical buildings one finds on a college campus, TJC also houses The Center for Earth & Space Science Education (40-foot domed theatre for star gazing and more) and the Tyler Museum of Art.
  • Student athletes have a significantly higher-average GPA than the rest of student population.
  • 150,000 square foot nursing and health science facility with a public dental clinic and hospital-grade surgical suites.
  • More than 1200 students live in on-campus housing.
  • Established in 1926, TJC is celebrating their 90th anniversary this year.
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