Trinidad State Junior College

Trinidad State Junior College

Trinidad State Junior College, often referred to by the abbreviation TSJC, is a public, junior college located in Trinidad, Colorado, United States. The institution was established in April, 1925. Initially, it used to share facility and faculty with Trinidad High School. In the fall season of 1935, the college was moved to its present location on Prospect Street. It offers more than 40 degree programs in various vocational and academic fields.

The sports teams of Trinidad State Junior College are known as the Trojans. The official mascot of the college teams is the Trojan. Students from TSJC participate in various intercollegiate sports events, including basketball, softball, baseball, golf, and volleyball.

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Trinidad State Junior College
600 Prospect St
Trinidad , CO 81082
General Phone: (719) 846-5011

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Trinidad State Junior College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine137EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts62liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Mechanics and Repair42gunsmith, automobile mechanics, mechanic and repair
Engineering Technician34engineering technology, manufacturing tech, occupational safety tech, computer systems tech
Production Trades31welding
Therapy and Counseling29massage therapy
Agricultural Science and Management20farm management, aquaculture
Transportation20construction equipment operation
Beauty and Cosmetology18cosmetology, barber, hair styling, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist
Security and Law Enforcement17criminal justice and administration
Family and Social Work14child care management
Office and Administration8office data entry
Construction Trades1construction
Design1graphic design

Number of programs and degrees for Trinidad State Junior College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year1176
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years17618
Associate's degree14116

Trinidad State Junior College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Trinidad State Junior College had a total enrollment of 1,760 students (1,368 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 52%
Black 2%
Hispanic 38%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 12%
18-19 24%
20-21 11%
22-24 9%
25-29 11%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 11%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

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

New Mexico7%
(International Students)1%

Trinidad State Junior College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 52 %

Trinidad State Junior College Room and Board (2007)

Trinidad State Junior College offers campus housing for 313 of its 1,368 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Trinidad State Junior College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,430
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,190
Room and board $ 5,062
Room charge $ 1,293
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,399
Books and supplies $ 1,698
Other expenses $ 4,212

Financial Aid:
Trinidad State Junior College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 136800)

Trinidad State Junior College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*1*

*: 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 year6$46,3646$44,756
Associate professoracademic year1*2*
Assistant professoracademic year10$37,94812$39,375
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year17$41,27022$39,200

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

Trinidad State Junior College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports03131

Trinidad State Junior College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General

Graphic Design

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Engineering Technology, General
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

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