Quick Facts

Founding and Affiliation

Texas College was founded on January 9, 1894, by a group of ministers of the Colord Methodist Episcopal Church, now the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME Church).

Charter Designation/Incorporation

The State of Texas in 1907, chartered Texas College as a religious and educational non-profit organization with the purpose [abbreviated] … “to found and operate a college under the supervision, care and ownership of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America for the education of youth, male and female, in all branches of a literary, scientific and classical education wherein shall be taught also theology, normal training of Teachers, music, commercial and industrial training, and the agricultural and mechanical sciences … and the right to establish and confer degrees and grant diplomas.” The charter has been amended seven times since the original establishment of it.

Institutional Type

Texas College, one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), is a Liberal Arts, coed, private, and faith based institution with open admission. The designation of HBCU was defined by institutions founded before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, for the purpose of educating African-Americans. Pursuant to the latest demographics, there are 101 HBCUs in the United States as public and private institutions. The current data reflects the discontinuation of some, as it is down from the 121 institutions that existed during the 1930s. Of the remaining HBCUs, 27 offer doctoral programs, 52 offer master’s level programs, 83 offer the bachelor’s degree and 38 offer associate degrees.


Tyler, Texas - 100 miles east of Dallas and 90 miles west of Shreveport

Majors and Degrees

Offers 12 baccalaureate degree programs within four divisions:

Majors may be declared in:

Biology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, English, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Music, Religion, Social Work, and Sociology.

The College offers two associate of arts degrees in Early Childhood Education and General Studies.


Two Semesters - Fall and Spring Sessions

Insitutional Accreditation and Approvals

Accreditation Status 

Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Texas College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Program Accreditation*
  • Texas Educational Agency (TEA): The Educational Preparation Program is accredited by TEA. 
  • *Council on Social Work Education: The College is currently seeking accreditation of the Social Work Program by the Council on Social Work Education; Benchmark I has been passed to date.
Institutional Approvals

Texas College is approved for the training of veterans as prescribed by the Veterans Administration Office.

Insitutitional Authorizations

Texas College is authorized by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency to admit F-1 non-immigrant students.

Faculty to Student Ratio

Faculty to Students - 1:23

Financial Aid

Offers eligible students financial assistance in the form of miscellaneous scholarships, Pell Grants, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Tuition Equalization Grants (TEG), college work-study, and federal loans (if eligible). Free Application for Federal Student Aid School Code: 003638


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 Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Division I, the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC), and the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC).

College Colors

Purple and Gold




"Give the People Light and They Will Find Their Way"

Official College Publications

  • The Beacon Newsletter
  • The INSIDER Magazine
  • President’s Annual Report

Academic Support

  • Tutoring
  • D.R. Glass Library
  • Student Support Services
  • Career Services