Central Texas College

Central Texas College

Founded in the year 1965, Central Texas College or CTC is a community college, located in Killeen, Texas. Due to its proximity to Fort Hood, CTC evolved from a small junior college into a full time college catering to the military. Besides the central campus, CTC also runs a Continental campus, a Navy campus, a European campus, a campus in the Pacific Far East and a separate campus on Fort Hood.

CTC holds many classes at various military bases and also offers distance learning courses and online training. It ranks 5th in the nation among all colleges and universities in terms of online enrollment.

CTC offers a number of two year associate degree programs in diverse fields such as computer science, nursing, journalism and so forth.

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Central Texas College
6200 West Central Texas Expressway
Killeen , TX 76540-1800
General Phone: (254) 526-7161

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Central Texas College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,729foreign language and literature, English, interdisciplinary studies, social services
Engineering167engineering, military technologies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine164EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Computer Science and Engineering151computer and info science, computer programming, data processing tech, system administration, network management
Security and Law Enforcement151criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Business and Management127business, business management, human resources, marketing
Hospitality48hospitality management, tourism and travel, restaurant and food services management
Family and Social Work47child care management, child care provider
Mechanics and Repair34HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, small engine mechanics, aircraft powerplant tech
Engineering Technician27electronics tech, telecommunications tech, computer systems tech, drafting, electrical drafting
Therapy and Counseling20substance abuse counseling, clinical social work
Office and Administration20office management, administrative assistant, office data entry
Beauty and Cosmetology19cosmetology
Law13legal assistant
Production Trades11welding
Media11journalism, radio and television, printing equipment operation
Construction Trades10property management
Science10biology, chemistry, geology
Medical Administration9medical records tech, medical secretary
Transportation5commercial pilot and flight crew
Medical Support and Technology5medical lab tech, clinical lab tech
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science
Agricultural Science and Management2agriculture, farm management, agricultural technology
Music2music, music history and theory
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Fine Arts1fine arts, art history and criticism
Photography and Commercial Art1commercial art
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Animal Science and Care0equestrian studies
Education and Teaching0education, physical education teaching
Art Studies0art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Central Texas College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree2,49464
Award of less than 1 academic year24638
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years5318

Central Texas College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Central Texas College had a total enrollment of 21,532 students (14,455 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 50%
Black 32%
Hispanic 17%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 7%
20-21 10%
22-24 18%
25-29 23%
30-34 14%
35-39 13%
40-49 10%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Central Texas College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 24 %

Central Texas College Room and Board (2007)

Central Texas College offers campus housing for 136 of its 14,455 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Killeen, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

Central Texas College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,518
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,290
Room and board $ 4,416
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 2,100

Financial Aid:
Central Texas College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 400300)

Central Texas College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year41$70,62236$67,821
Instructorcalendar year69$35,65224$34,887
All faculty totalcalendar year110$48,68660$54,648

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year36$57,91046$62,946
All faculty totalacademic year36$57,91046$62,946

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Central Texas College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business Technology
Agriculture, General
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management

Animal Science And Care
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
System Administration/Administrator
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Engineering, General
Military Technologies

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Elect CAD/CADD
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical/Medical Social Work
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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Top 9%Central Texas College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Male % of student body
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Top 12%Central Texas College Male % of student body
Number of degree programs
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Top 13%Central Texas College Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 16%Central Texas College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in engineering
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Top 18%Central Texas College % of degrees in engineering

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Has ROTC (army)

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