Tyler Junior College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 9020
Tyler, TX 75711-9020
Tel: (903)510-2200
Free: 800-687-5680
Admissions: (903)510-2399
Web Site: http://www.tjc.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 85-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 9,591. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top half. 22 valedictorians. Students come from 30 states and territories, 25 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 19% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 50% 25 or older, 8% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Placement: THEA required; SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1460 full-time, $44 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2330 full-time, $73 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2630 full-time, $83 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $70 per term part-time. College room and board: $3700.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, religious affiliation clubs, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Homecoming, Annual Career Day, Fall Preview. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Vaughn Library and Learning Resource Center with 2,668 microform titles, 569 serials, 64,776 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Tyler, population 80,454, was incorporated in 1846 and named for President John Tyler who was responsible for bringing Texas into the Union. Industry is varied with production of fieldgrown rose bushes for shipment throughout the United States, an economic mainstay. Located in the Pine region of East Texas, the community is reached by rail, bus, and air, as well as eight major highways. Community facilities include a symphony orchestra, a library system, hospitals, and medical facilities with Tyler being the medical center for East Texas. Local recreation includes golf courses, parks, and nearby Tyler State Park and Lake Tyler. Part-time employment is available.

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