Tyler Junior College (TJC) was founded in 1926. The campus currently resides in Tyler, Texas, which is about 100 miles east of Dallas. The academic programs provided at TJC include Liberal Arts & Sciences, Nursing & Health Sciences, Professional & Technical Programs, and the Honors Program. Through these programs there are more than 60 different concentrations offered for students allowing them to receive an Associate in Arts Degree, an Associate in Applied Science Degree, or a Certificate of Proficiency. There are also various pre-professional health programs, which allow students to pursue careers as nurses, respiratory therapists, radiologic technicians, medical transcriptionists, surgical technologists, sonographers, and vision care technicians.
TJC offers an Honors Program for students demonstrating high academic achievement. This program is a member of the Great Plains Honors Council and the National Collegiate Honors Council. Some of the benefits of participating in this program are students have access to a private lounge area, a media library, and free printing capabilities. Also students in this program will receive smoother transition to a four-year institution of their choice.