Texas College Admissions

Costs, Financial Aid, Graduation Rates & More

Rose Garden in Tyler, Texas
Rose Garden in Tyler, Texas. Robert Nunnally / Flickr

Texas College Admissions Overview:

Texas College has open admissions, which means that any interested and eligible students are able to enroll in the school. Prospective students will still need to submit an application (which can be completed online, or on paper). Students will also need to send in official high school transcripts, or GED records. Check out the school's website for more information and guidelines about applying.

Admissions Data (2016):

Texas College Description:

Founded in 1894, Texas College is a four-year, private college located in Tyler, Texas, a town often referred to as the "Rose Capital of the World." Dallas is a hundred miles to the west, and Houston is two hundred miles to the south. In 1944, it became one of the original 27 private historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) organized by the United Negro College Fund. Texas College is affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Its roughly 1,000 students are supported by a student / faculty ratio of 20 to 1. The college offers a total of 12 bachelor’s degree programs across its divisions of Natural and Computational Science, Education, Business and Social Sciences, and General Studies and Humanities. Professional fields in business and criminal justice are the most popular. Students stay active outside of the classroom, for the campus is home to an active Greek system with four fraternities and four sororities, a highly selective and competitive band, and many other clubs and organizations. The Texas College Steers compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as a member of the Red River Conference (RRAC) and the Central States Football League (CSFL). The college fields five men's and five women's varsity sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 960 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 58% Male / 42% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,008
  • Books: $2,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,200
  • Other Expenses: $1,500
  • Total Cost: $21,008

Texas College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 98%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,007
    • Loans: $5,565

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, Social Work, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 51%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 45%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 6%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 18%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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