Texas College

2404 N. Grand Avenue, Tyler, TX 75702
Private not-for-profit | 824 students
Texas College is a residential, coeducational, historically black, baccalaureate degree-granting college of the liberal arts founded in 1894 by a group of ministers interested in offering a quality education to African American youth. It operates under the auspices of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The institution seeks to provide a program of educational study and experiences designed to contribute to the intellectual, social, physical, emotional and spiritual development of each student. It seeks to provide a system of student support services that will greatly enhance the probability of student success.

School Overview:

Texas College
CountySmith County, TX
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
37 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment824 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
808 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
16 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
822 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
2 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees

School Notes:

  • Texas College a liberal arts institution has a historic mission and legacy of providing educational opportunities, academic services, and career choices for thousands of African American youth from throughout Texas, the nation, and internationally. Texas College attempts to develop individuals who are critical thinkers, who are prepared to function effectively in the information age, and who become concerned and active participants in all facets of society, making positive contributions toward the betterment of the global communities. To accomplish this end, the college offers A curriculum in the arts and sciences, Special programs to help each student in the elimination of various difficulties which tend to impede progress toward total development, Programs which satisfy requirements in fields which have a relatively high employment demand and/or lead to preparation in a professional career.
  • Texas College offers 16 baccalaureate degree programs within three divisions. Majors may be declared in: Art, Biology, Business Administration, Computer Science, English, Education, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Political Science, Liberal Studies, Social Work and Sociology. The College offers two associate of arts degrees in Early Childhood Education and General Studies. We also have an Alternative Certification Teacher Education program for persons who already have their baccalaureate degrees.
  • Texas College is located in Tyler, Texas - 100 miles east of Dallas and 90 miles west of Shreveport.
  • Texas College is affilited by Governed by the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
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