Higher Education

tyler junior college aerial view

Emphasis on Education

Tyler is home to three colleges and universities, which confer more than 5,000 degrees and certificates each year. This access to higher education attracts and retains an excellent employment pool in Tyler. 

Higher Education Institutions
Degreed and Certificates per year
Full Time College Students

Tyler Junior College 

Tyler Junior College is one of the largest community colleges in Texas.

More than 115 degree and certificate programs are available, along with extensive training and technical programs. While TJC’s focus is to award associate degrees, there are various options from continuing education to the baccalaureate level. 

  • 13,000 Approx. Students
  • 554 Total Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty
  • 115+ Available Degrees and Certifications

The University of Texas at Tyler

Part of the internationally-renowned University of Texas System, The University of Texas at Tyler enrolls around 10,000 students. The university offers over 80 degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels, including programs in nursing, business, engineering, pharmacy, pre-med, and teacher education.

Texas College

Founded in 1894, Texas College is a Historically Black College offering 12 baccalaureate degree programs within four divisions and has maintained a commitment to academic excellence for over 100 years. Enrollment is approximately 1,000.