Tyler Texas Schools, Education & Universities


Tyler Texas Schools, Education, Universities

Universities and Colleges in Tyler

A highly-rated series of public and private schools offer a variety of educational options in the Tyler metropolitan area.

Three institutions of higher education provide a wide range of opportunities for professional and personal growth.

University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler, or UTT) is a comprehensive institution of higher education offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UTT was founded in 1971 as Tyler State College, and renamed Texas Eastern University in 1975. It joined the University of Texas System in 1979 .

The main campus consists of 259 acres in a lovely forest setting in the east area of Tyler; other campuses are located in Palestine and Longview. A well-known feature of the campus is the Riter Tower, an 88-foot carillon featuring 57 bells.

The Patriot Center at the University of Texas at TylerThe Patriot Center at the University of Texas at Tyler (TylerTexasOnline Staff photo)

The Herrington Patriot Center includes a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardio-theater and circuit training, racquetball courts, heated pool and spa, indoor walking/jogging track, and gymnasium/convocation area with basketball/volleyball court and seating for 2,300.

UT Tyler consists of four professional colleges and one traditional college of arts and sciences, offering over 90 academic degree programs at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. The institution is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

UT-Tyler Campus Scene (Staff photo)Campus scene with lake at the University of Texas at Tyler

 

The Ritter Tower at the University of Texas at Tyler, the largest carillon in the State of TexasThe Ritter Tower at the UT Tyler (Staff photo)

The enrollment at UT Tyler in the fall semester of 2016 was reported at 9,889 students, a 12% increase over the fall of 2015.

Campuses of UT Tyler are also located in Palestine and Longview, as well as the UT Tyler Houston Engineering Center.

Construction has been completed on the College of Pharmacy, located in a three-story building on the UTT campus.

The 60,000-square-feet, $26.5 million W.T. Brookshire Hall for the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy opened to students in 2015.

The UT Tyler Alumni House is now under construction.

The university broke ground in September of 2016 on a new $56 million College of Business and Technology building. The 4-story, 140,000-square-foot building will be located just off of University Drive, across from the shopping center with Steak and Shake and Republic Icehouse. The College of Business is the largest school at UT Tyler, accounting for more than 2,600 of the university’s students.

Located on the campus is the widely respected R. Don Cowan Center, the venue for concerts, Broadway plays, famous speakers and other performing arts. Included in the Cowan Center is the Braithwaite Recital Hall.

For more information on the University of Texas at Tyler, visit ...

University of Texas at Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler Online Program Portal

UT-Tyler Braithwaite Recital Hall in Cowan Center (Staff photo)
UT-Tyler Braithwaite Recital Hall in Cowan Center


The School of Performing Arts opened the new Center for the Musical Arts (see photo below) in the Spring of 2016. The facility includes new spaces for instrumental and choral rehearsal, as well as new faculty teaching studios.

UT-Tyler Center for Musical Arts (Staff photo)
UT-Tyler Center for Musical Arts

 

Tyler Junior College

Jenkins Hall at Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TexasJenkins Hall at Tyler Junior College (TylerTexasOnline Staff photo)

Established in 1926 as part of the Tyler Public School System, Tyler Junior College (TJC) provided to area residents an opportunity for higher education in a local environment. In 1946, it became a separate entity from the school system, and opened a new campus in 1948.

The TJC main campus is located on E. 5th Street (Highway 64), just east of S. Beckham Avenue.

TJC has an enrollment of about 10,000 students. In addition, thousands more enroll in TJC continuing education courses each year. The campus has expanded over the years and includes a number of highly respected venues, including the CESSE Planetarium and the Tyler Museum of Art.

TJC’s new $50 million Robert M. Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center, located at the the corner of Fifth Street and South Fleishel Avenue, opened in 2015. The 150,000 sq ft building serves about 1,200 students a day.

Robert M. Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center at TJC in Tyler, TexasRobert M. Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center at TJC in Tyler, Texas

This beautiful building houses numerous programs, some existing and some new: associate degree in nursing program, dental hygiene program, occupational therapy assistant, wellness and exercise specialist, physical therapist assistant, dental assistant, community health worker, polysomnography certificate program, licensed vocational nursing, medical laboratory technology, radiologic technology, addiction counseling, respiratory care and surgical technology.

The TJC West campus is located on West Loop 323, and is the houses many technical and health degree programs such as welding, auto technology, air conditioning, surgical technology and vision care. It also includes the School of Continuing Studies, which encompasses workforce development, business development and personal development courses and programs.

TJC's new Energy Center, located at the West Campus, will train students in occupations related to energy and integrated technologies, and will include the first power plant technology program in the state. The 3-story Energy Center opened in 2015.

photograph of the new Center for Earth and Space Science Education (CESSE) Planetarium on the campus of Tyler Junior College in Tyler TexasThe new Center for Earth and Space Science Education (CESSE) Planetarium on the campus of Tyler Junior College in Tyler (TylerTexasOnline staff photo)

TJC also has locations in Lindale, Jacksonville and Rusk.

A girl's drill team was organized at TJC in 1947, named the Apache Belles, and gained national recognition. The group has been entertaining vast audiences ever since, from the football field to the performance stage, with their engaging precision dance, head-turning production numbers, and famous high kick. As one of the premiere collegiate teams of their kind the Apache Belles have appeared in three movies and have met and entertained numerous dignitaries. read more on the Apache Belles website

TJC Theatre

The Tyler Junior College Theatre presents an excellent variety of productions throughout the year.

Box Office hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call the office at 903-510-2212. The TJC Theatre box office opens one week prior to the opening date. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 p.m.

For more information link to the website of the TJC Theatre

 

Texas College

Texas College, Tyler, Texas ... founded 1894 (TylerTexasOnline staff photo)
Texas College, Tyler, Texas ... founded 1894

Texas College is an historic post-secondary institution, located in Tyler, providing a unique college experience for the students it serves.

The College was founded in 1894 by a group of ministers of the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church who were interested in offering a quality education to African American youth.

In the spring of 1984, Texas College received its original charter from the State of Texas and the teaching and learning process became a reality.

The College is an affiliate of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and has a modified open admissions policy that permits it to serve a broad-based traditional and non-traditional student clientele.

The college offers 16 baccalaureate degree programs within four divisions, and features an enrollment of about 600 students.

Tyler Area Independent School Districts (ISDs)

Tyler ISD
Whitehouse ISD
Chapel Hill ISD
Bullard ISD
Brownsboro ISD (including Chandler)

Three Lakes Middle School, part of Tyler ISD (TylerTexasOnline Staff photo)
Three Lakes Middle School in Tyler Texas

 

Boshears Center for Exceptional Programs, and the Jones Elementary MST Academy, part of the Tyler ISD (TylerTexasOnline Staff photo)
Boshears Center for Exceptional Programs, and the Jones Elementary MST Academy

Bullard High Schooll, Bullard ISD, Texas (TylerTexasOnline Staff photo)
Bullard High Schooll, Bullard, Texa

 

 

Other School Programs in the Tyler Area

Tyler Area Christian Home Educators (TACHE)

 

Classical Conversations of Tyler

 

Classical Conversations of Lindale

 

All Saints Episcopal School

 

Diocese of Tyler Catholic Schools
Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School
St. Gregory Catholic School

 

East Texas Christian Academy
Grace Community School
The Brookhill School - Bullard, Texas
UT Tyler Innovation Academy
Cumberland Academy
Stepping Stone School
Oak Hills Montessori School

 

Center for Creative Media

The Brook Hill School in Bullard (TylerTexasOnline Staff photo)
Part of the campus of the Brookhill School, Bullard, Texas

Sign at Cumberland Academy High School
Home of the Knights, 7200 Paluxy (TylerTexasOnline Staff photo)
Cumberland Academy High School in Tyler Texas

Sign at Three Lakes Middle School
Home of the Gators (TylerTexasOnline Staff photo)
Three Lakes Middle School in Tyler Texas

Cumberland Academy High School (TylerTexasOnline Staff photo)
Cumberland Academy High School in Tyler Texas

Cumberland Academy Elementary School (TylerTexasOnline Staff photo)
Cumberland Academy Elementary School in Tyler Texas

Cumberland Academy Middle School (TylerTexasOnline Staff photo)
Cumberland Academy Middle School Tyler Texas

Colleges and Universities in East Texas (outside of Tyler)

LeTourneau University, Longview, TexasLeTourneau University, Longview, Texas

LeTourneau University - Longview

 

Stephen F. Austin State University - Nacogdoches

 

Jarvis Christian College - Hawkins

 

Kilgore College - Kilgore

 

East Texas Baptist University - Marshall

 

Wiley College - Marshall

 

Northeast Texas Community College - Mr. Pleasant

 

Trinity Valley Community College - Athens

Entrance to Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas (TylerTexasOnline Staff photo)
Entrance to Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas


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