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.
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.
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.
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.