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Tyler Junior College

Enrollment (Fiscal 2007)

  • Total Enrollment:
  • 19,157
  • In-District:*
  • 31.0%
  • Out-of-District:*
  • 32.8%
  • Full-time:**
  • 62.4%
  • Female:
  • 60.8%
  • Male:
  • 39.2%
  • Anglo:
  • 70.2%
  • Hispanic:
  • 10.2%
  • African American:
  • 17.7%
  • Asian:
  • 1.2%
  • Native American:
  • 0.4%
  • International:
  • 0.3%
  • Other:
  • 0.0%

* Percentage of annual unduplicated enrollment. Out-of-state and continuing education students not included.
** Full-time enrollment of students seeking college credit.

Contact Information

Dr. Michael Metke, President
P.O. Box 9020
Tyler, Texas 75711
(903) 510-2380

Tuition, Rate Per Semester Credit Hour

Resident of District Tuition & Fee Rate: $58.63

Nonresident Tuition & Fee Rate: $93.63

Program Description

University Transfer: For students interested in obtaining a four-year degree, Tyler Junior College (TJC) offers courses that will provide the first two years of a degree in education, engineering, health science, mathematics, liberal arts, and many more academic areas. TJC has formal articulation agreements with the University of Texas at Tyler and Stephen F. Austin State University to ensure that all credits taken by students in education, agriculture and social work at TJC will apply to a degree. TJC also aligns all of its undergraduate course work with the Academic Course Guide Manual provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to the ensure transferability of all its university transfer courses.

TJC also offers a wide variety of career programs and majors that lead directly to the job market. Programs offered in TJC’s Allied Health & Nursing and Applied Studies divisions that can be completed in one to two years include:

  • dental hygiene – this 24-month program prepares competent dental hygienists for careers in oral health care. Students acquire knowledge and proficiency in areas such as removing plaque, performing x-rays and teaching patients proper oral hygiene techniques. The average starting full-time salary for these workers is $39,000 to $53,000 annually.
  • Associate Degree in nursing – this two-year program provides instruction in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of direct nursing care for individuals or groups. Graduates can monitor and direct peers and ancillary workers in the technical aspects of nursing care. The average starting salary in East Texas is $37,500 to $45,600 annually.
  • surveyingTJC offers a two-year degree in surveying as well as a one-year certificate of proficiency that prepare highly qualified surveying technicians who determine the exact location and measurement of points, lines and contours in the earth’s surface and prepares technical maps or reports. Students who wish to become registered surveyors can transfer to a four-year institution and complete a bachelor’s degree. The salary range for a registered surveyor is $40,000 to $100,000+ per year, while a surveying technician will earn from $17,000 to $37,000 per year.
  • graphic arts/photography – new media have created a serious need for talented graphic designers that can use a variety of graphics and layout software. Designers creating Web pages or other interactive media designs also use computer animation and programming packages. Formal training is available through a two-year associate degree as well as certificate options in photography and the graphic arts. Salaries range from $22,000 to $50,000 per year.

Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded, fiscal 2007

  • Total:
  • 1,273
  • Associates:
  • 843
  • Certificates:
  • 430

Total does not include an advanced technology certificate program that comprises 16 to 50 semester credit hours and requires students to have an associate or bachelor’s degree or to be a junior in a bachelor’s degree program.

Total number and share of students either enrolled in a Texas senior institution or employed within six months of graduation, fiscal 2006:
Academic Students Percentage Technical Students Percentage
Employed Only33039.0%44986.7%
Employed and Enrolled (in Senior Institutions)34640.9%346.6%
Enrolled Only (in Senior Institutions)10612.5%51.0%
Enrolled Only (in Community Colleges)232.7%183.5%
Not Found425.0%122.3%
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