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Temple College

Temple College Rating: 4.3/5 (9 votes)

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Temple College is a community college located in the town of Temple, Texas. The college also has large branch campuses in the towns of Cameron and Taylor. The Taylor Center serves eastern Williamson County and the area surrounding it, while the Cameron Education Center serves Milam County and the nearby area. The college also offers courses at the Texas Bioscience Institute and the East Williamson County Higher Education Center. The main campus spans 106 acres within town limits.


Academic departments at Temple include the Business and Career Professions Division; the Fine Arts Division; the Liberal Arts Division; the Health Professions Division; and the Mathematics, Science, and PE Division. The largest and best-known department at Temple is the Health Professions Division, which offers study options as diverse as Biotechology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Radiologic Technology. The campus has a particularly strong dental hygiene program.

Alternate Academic Schedules

There are a variety of academic programs to fit many student profiles. Temple offers remedial classwork for those needing assistance to get up to college level classwork; English as a Second Language for recent immigrants; part-time weekend and evening degree coursework for students with jobs, young children, or other significant obligations; distance learning opportunities for those who wish to study from home; and educational services that extend into the schools and businesses within their catchment area. Students who have been in the workplace for a significant amount of time, especially those working in their field of study, may receive college credit for life experiences, therefore shortening the amount of time they need to be in college to complete a degree.

Library Resources

The library at Temple houses more than 57,000 print volumes, 40,000 ebooks, and nearly 400 magazines and journals. Students in the online program may request any materials available to the library to be sent to them via internet or traditional mail. The library also offers laptop computers with Microsoft Office and internet capability for student use.

High School Academics

Dual credit classes allow high school students to earn college credit at reduced prices. Successful completion of the dual credit program can lead to beginning college at the sophomore level. Students may take up to two college classes per semester of their junior and senior year of high school. The program is open to homeschooled students as well as public and private school enrollees. Many students enrolled in dual credit choose to take online classes to best suit their high school schedules, although they may also take classes on campus.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

The Temple College Simulation Center is a collaborative initiative of Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple College’s Divisions of Health Sciences and Nursing, and Texas A&M University System Health Sciences Center’s College of Medicine. The Center allows students in the medical arts to practice their future careers in a realistic setting. It includes an ambulance bay with room for 2 ambulances, an emergency receiving area and nurse’s station, intensive care rooms, treatment rooms, operating room, scrub room, respiratory care classroom and laboratory, a surgical demonstration lab, “smart” classrooms, and more.


In keeping with their mission to offer technical education and higher education opportunities to any adult who wishes to pursue them, Temple offers open admissions. Some health and technical programs may have further requirements, and some have limited registration, so be sure to inquire in the department of your choice prior to enrolling.

Financial Aid

In addition to the wide range of state and federal financial aid options available to college and university students in Texas, Temple offers several of its own need- and merit-based scholarships.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4638th for the average student loan amount.
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The student body at Temple is fairly diverse, with about 62% reporting as European American, 20% as African American, 16% as Latino American, and 1% as Asian American. Roughly 60% of the students attend full-time and the remaining 40% attend part time. As for the sex of students, 60% are women and 40% are men.

Clubs and Organizations

There are several student organizations on the Temple campuses to meet the personal and professional interests of a wide range of students. The Student Government Association is the voice of the student body in administrative and other public matters. The student literary magazine is called Stones. The student newsletter is the TC Scuttlebutt.

Dining on Campus

The Arnold Student Union houses Austin Java, a coffee house with coffees, espresso drinks, and a menu of snacks and light meals. Austin Java is open from 7 AM to 4 PM Monday to Thursday.

Living on Campus

On-campus housing accommodations consist of apartments ranging from one bedroom/one bath to four bedroom/two bath units. The Temple College apartment complex, University Courtyard, features a study center with high speed internet access, a pool, a volleyball court, a games room, and a television lounge.

Student Services

The Student Services office offers a wide range of support services to assist students in academic success. These services include academic counselling, career counselling, employment placement services, personal counselling, testing services, and disability services.

Student Testing

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is an assessment testing program mandated by state law for any student entering a public college or university. Approved tests include the Quick THEA, Accuplacer, and Asset. Students for whom English is not a first language are also required to take the Compass Test and the Lindholm Test.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The athletic department is known as the Leopards. The Leopards compete on the intercollegiate level through the NJCAA. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, and tennis. Women’s sports include softball, tennis, basketball, and volleyball. There are also several intramural sports for recreational athletes.


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Information Summary

Ranks 147th in Texas and 2620th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.04
Robbery 1 0.02
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 5 0.09
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 9 0.16

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 80 0.12
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 21 0.03
Robbery 84 0.12
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 575 0.85
Larceny 1,380 2.04
Vehicle theft 84 0.12

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Temple, TX 76504-7435
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population22,281 (21,255 urban / 1,026 rural)
Households8,811 (2.37 people per house)
Median Household Income$30,429
Families5,402 (3.05 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4831

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4346th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,488 $3,072 $4,992
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $672 $672 $672
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $88 $154 $330
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $3,640 $5,224 $7,144
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,140 $15,724 $17,644
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,140 $7,724 $9,644

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,112 $2,160 $3,696 $3,744 $5,616 $5,664
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,480(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,572 $8,003
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,355 $4,509
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,657 $3,968

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 107 129 15 1 458 14 725
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 4 1 5
Agricultural Business Technology 1 1
Art/Art Studies, General 3 3
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician 2 8 10
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 6 8
Business Administration and Management, General 8 6 11 25
Business/Commerce, General 6 7 2 27 4 46
Chemistry, General 1 1
Child Care and Support Services Management 2 1 3
Child Development 3 7 10
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science 1 1
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2 2 3 7
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 6 15 47 1 69
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General 3 2 13 2 20
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 4 1 4 9
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 2 4 6
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 3 7 10
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 3 3
Education, General 2 1 3 6
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 1
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 25 25
Engineering, General 1 1 2
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies 34 44 6 1 132 5 223
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 1
History, General 2 2
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 9 12 51 1 73
Mathematics, General 1 1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General 1 1
Office Management and Supervision 2 1 5 8
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies 1 1 2
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 1 1 3 5
Pre-Nursing Studies
Psychology, General 2 1 5 8
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 14 10 5 55 1 85
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 1 6 9 16
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology 1 1 2
Spanish Language and Literature
Surgical Technology/Technologist 15 15
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 3 1 4 8
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster 2 2 4

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1851st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $64,059 ($62,298 male / $53,985 female)
Number of FT Faculty 123 (49 male / 74 female)
Number of PT Faculty 289
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $2,619,056

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