Temple College

Temple College

Temple College, also known as TC, is a public, two-year co-educational college that was established in 1926 and is located in Temple, Texas. The college, which has several campuses located in Cameron, Downtown, Taylor and Waco, offers several undergraduate degrees with a wide variety of programs. TC boasts an enrollment of over 3,500 students per year and is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Business and Career Professions Division
  • Fine Arts Division
  • Health Professions Division
  • Liberal Arts Division
  • Liberal Arts Division
  • Mathematics, Science, and PE Division

The College has an active student life. It possesses a prominent athletics department and is home to several men's and women's games such as baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, and others. The sports teams, known as the Leopards, have won championships in various inter-collegiate competitions. The students also participate in cheerleading.

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Temple College
2600 S 1st St
Temple , TX 76504-7435
General Phone: (254) 298-8282

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Temple College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts152English, general studies, cartography, sociology, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine132EMT paramedic, pre-nursing, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management68business, business management
Medical Support and Technology38dental hygienist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech
Office and Administration19data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering19computer and info science, computer programming, network management, webmastering
Security and Law Enforcement17criminal justice and safety, fire-fighting
Family and Social Work8child development, child care management
Engineering Technician4drafting
Education and Teaching3education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Therapy and Counseling3psychology
Art Studies1art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical education
Agricultural Science and Management0agricultural technology

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree32933
Award of less than 1 academic year3512
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1096

Temple College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Temple College had a total enrollment of 4,787 students (3,230 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 17%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 21%
18-19 22%
20-21 13%
22-24 11%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Temple College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 37 %

Temple College Room and Board (2007)

Temple College offers campus housing for 287 of its 3,230 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Temple College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,640
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,224
Room and board $ 6,958
Room charge $ 5,000
Books and supplies $ 1,236
Other expenses $ 3,354

Financial Aid:
Temple College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 362700)

Temple College Faculty

Temple College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2432
Non-tenured and not on tenure track11

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year9$66,68222$58,404
All faculty totalcalendar year9$66,68222$58,404

*: 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
Instructoracademic year39$57,13637$54,297
All faculty totalacademic year39$57,13637$54,297

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

Temple College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports53338

Temple College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business Technology

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Office Management and Supervision

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Temple College Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Temple College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 14%Temple College Female % of student body
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Temple College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Temple College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Temple College Number of students
% of degrees in business and management
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Temple College % of degrees in business and management
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 18%Temple College Number of degree programs

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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