Texas College

History

Texas College, a historically black college providing a liberal arts education since 1894, exists to help people succeed by assisting them in developing their skills and their self-confidence, as well as enlarging their perspectives on life. We are dedicated to providing citizens of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds with the opportunity for life-long learning. It is governed by the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church.

The Charter as issued July 1, 1907, indicates that its first name was “Texas College,” with the purpose of an educational institution designed to operate under the supervision care and ownership of the CME Church in America. The educational direction was to include the education of youths, male and female in all branches of a literary, scientific and classical education teaching theology, normal training of teachers, music, commercial and industrial training, and agricultural and mechanical sciences.

In 1909, the college was name-changed to Phillips University. The noted change was associated with Bishop Henry Phillips, as a result of his leadership and educational interests for mankind. The name change was short lived and reportedly lasted until actions for a name reversal occurred in 1910 at the Third Annual Conference of the church. In May 1912, the college was officially renamed Texas College.

The subsequent years of the college were spent with refinements and enhancements of the educational enterprise. The Articles of Incorporation reflect such efforts with modifications and amendments during periods 1909 to 1966.

Academic Merit

Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate of Arts and Baccalaureate Degrees. 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 also 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. It has a 1:8 Faculty to Students ratio.

Campus Life

The campus is located in Tyler, Texas is 100 miles east of Dallas and 90 miles west of Shreveport. The college constructed a new residence hall, The Living and Learning Center in 2016. Residence halls also include the Daniel and the Maddie A. Fair Residence Hall, which were renovated in 2016 as well.

Texas College participates in the Intercollegiate competition in Baseball, Basketball (men’s and women’s), Football, Soccer (men’s and women’s), Softball, Track and Field (men’s and women’s) and Volleyball. Texas College is a member of the National As-sociation of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Division I, the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) and the Central State Football League (CSFL).

ADDRESS: 2404 Grand Avenue, Tyler, TX
PHONE: 800-306-6299
WEBSITE: https://www.texascollege.edu

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