Texas College

Overview of Texas College

The main campus of Texas College is in Tyler, TX (a small city). The school is a Christian Methodist Episcopal institution. Texas College is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Post-Baccalaureate certificate.

Areas of Study

Texas College students most commonly major in a field related to business and management, science.

Texas College Selectivity

The school admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.


Texas College offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 774 enrolled students. Texas College has a larger minority student population than most schools.

Student Life

Many students at the school live in campus housing. Texas College makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at Texas College belong to the Central States Football League, Red River Athletic Conference, Red River Athletic Conference, Red River Athletic Conference for major sports. The school takes athletics seriously enough to offer athletic financial aid to a significant portion of its students.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Texas College is a residential and coeducational four-year, liberal arts, historically black college awarding baccalaureate and associate degrees. It was founded in 1894 by a group of ministers interested in offering a quality education to African American youth. Texas College operates under the auspices of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The College has an ôopen admissionsö policy that permits it to serve a broad-based traditional and non-traditional student clientele. Its mission is to ensure that graduates experience a balanced intellectual, psycho-social, and spiritual development aimed at making them active and productive members of society. The College pursues academic excellence; instills integrity; implants perseverance; promotes social responsibility; emphasizes tolerance; and encourages community service by its students as essential anchors in fulfilling its mission in an ever-changing world. The College recognizes the dynamic nature of the modern world and, hence, the need to integrate faith with technological and scientific advancements to improve the human condition."

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Texas College
2404 N. Grand Avenue
Tyler , TX 75702

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Texas College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management37business management
Liberal Arts16English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, political science, sociology, social studies
Education and Teaching11education, education courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7health and fitness
Family and Social Work6social work
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Religion and Philosophy1religion
Fine Arts0fine arts

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree8215
Postbaccalaureate certificate81
Associate's degree11

Texas College Student Body

Texas College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Texas College had a total enrollment of 774 students (972 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 3%
Black 88%
Hispanic 9%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 29%
20-21 23%
22-24 23%
25-29 10%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 3%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Texas College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 5 %
Part-Time 50 %

Texas College Room and Board (2007)

Texas College offers campus housing for 453 of its 972 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Tyler, 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 19 meals per week.

Texas College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,228
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,228
Room and board $ 6,600
Room charge $ 3,600
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,000
Books and supplies $ 1,600
Other expenses $ 2,150

Financial Aid:
Texas College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 363800)

Texas College Faculty

Texas College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2014

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: 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 year4$36,4220*
Associate professoracademic year5$40,9431*
Assistant professoracademic year4$35,2206$30,178
Instructoracademic year7$32,2857$26,544
All faculty totalacademic year20$35,86414$28,707

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

Texas College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Central States Football League
Basketball Red River Athletic Conference
Baseball Red River Athletic Conference
Track Red River Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports233659

Texas College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

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Texas College Highlights

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What Sets Texas College Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 6%Texas College % students on athletic fin. aid
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Texas College Minority % of student body
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Texas College % of degrees in business and management
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Texas College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in education and teaching
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 13%Texas College % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 14%Texas College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Texas College % of degrees in science
Male % of student body
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 16%Texas College Male % of student body
% of degrees in mathematics
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 17%Texas College % of degrees in mathematics
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Texas College Number of degree programs

checked Christian Methodist Episcopal affiliation
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 Career counseling
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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