Texas College Details

Email Address afrancis@texascollege.edu
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 2404 North Grand Avenue
City Tyler
State Texas
Zip 75712
Phone 903-593-8311
Total Enrollment 325
Motto Give the People Light and They Will Find Their Way
Level of Selectivity Noncompetitive
Location Texas College (TC) is located in the city of Tyler, Texas, population approximately 80,000. TC is less than 2 hours from Dallas and Shreveport, providing students with access to a variety of social and cultural activities. Tyler, known for its rose bushes, hosts annual events, including the Texas Rose Festival and the Spring Flower Festival. Points of interest include the Municipal Rose Garden, the Goodman Museum, and the Caldwell Zoo.
History Texas College (TC) is a four-year, private, coed, liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Methodist Church (CMC). It was founded in 1894 as a liberal arts college by a group of ministers from the former Colored Methodist Church (now CMC). TC became Phillip University in 1909, and in 1912 it returned to its original name, Texas College. From 1946 to 1966 the school operated a branch of Tyler Junior College on its campus. TC is a liberal arts and teacher college that upholds its motto to provide light for its students so they can find their way. Its full range of educational and student-life programs encourages students to develop their full potential so they can be leaders in their careers and in service to the area, the state, and the nation. The College is situated on 25 acres with 15 buildings, including a library, a computer center, and dormitories.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation Yes
Accrediation Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Associate of Arts degrees.
Costs per Year 200203 Tuition: $5220 Room and board: $1400 (room); $1530 (board) Special fees: 250 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $9100
In State Tuition 5220
Out of State Tuition 5220
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 97 Financial Aid Specific to the School Athletic scholarships are available to students participating in intercollegiate sports. Contact the Athletic Department Endowed, special interest, and friends scholarships are available based on merit and need. Some scholarships have multiple recipients. Contact the Financial Aid Office. Merit-based scholarships are awarded by the school based on GPA and standardized test scores. Contact the Financial Aid Office. Performance scholarships are available for students participating in music and the arts. Contact the Fine Arts Department.
Financial-Aid Deadline May 31 (priority).
Admission Deadline 1-Aug
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) and completion of the following 16 units: 4 English, 2 mathematics, 2 science, 2 social studies, and 6 electives; official high school transcript; three letters of recommendation; class rank; and a health record completed by a physician. A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required.
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 124 hours and completion of 66 hours of foundation courses, including 12 English, 3 mathematics, 4 science, 9 social sciences, 6 foreign language, 5 physical education, and 3 freshman orientation; minimum 2.0 GPA; and pass senior School and College Ability Test (SCAT).
Student Body Profile COSTS PER YEAR 200203 Tuition: $5220 Room and board: $1400 (room); $1530 (board) Special fees: 250 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $9100
Diversity 20
Student Life Campus Regulations: Mandatory orientation; freshmen and sophomores must live on campus; cars permitted. Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling, career planning and placement, student employment services, remedial instruction, post office, and religious activities. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater (TCs Little Theater puts on major productions), band, and chorale. Leadership opportunities can be found in the Student Government Association (SGA), department and special interest groups, the student newspaper (The Streer) or, the yearbook (The Texan). Greek-letter fraternities and sororities include four national fraternities and four national sororities. Alpha Kappa Mu is just one of the honor societies also represented on campus. Housing Availability: 450 housing spaces; freshmen and sophomores must live in on-campus housing. Handicapped Services: Wheelchair accessibility.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 35 Student-teacher ratio: 8:1 Full-time faculty members: 27
Athletic Program Texas College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Intercollegiate Sports: mens baseball and basketball; womens basketball, and volleyball. Intramural Sports: basketball, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball. Athletic Contact: Athletic Department, Texas College, Tyler, Texas 75702; Telephone: 214-593-8311 Ext. 2246.
School Calender August-May Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session.
Website http://www.texascollege.edu
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Art, English, History, Music, Political Science, Studio Art Bachelor of Science: Art Education, Biology, Business Administration, Business Education, Computer Science, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Mathematics, Music Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Social Work, Sociology Associate of Arts: Early childhood education Certification: Art, Biology, English, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Social Studies, Music Education, Early Childhood Education Preprofessional Programs: Pre-dentistry, Prelaw, Premedicine, Pre-ministry
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