A number of higher education facilities are located in cities and communities across East Texas. Shown below is a list of East Texas colleges and universities and links to their official websites.
|College or University Name||City|
|East Texas Baptist University||Marshall|
|Jarvis Christian University||Hawkins|
|Lamar State College||Orange & Port Arthur|
|Northeast Texas Community College||Mount Pleasant|
|Paris Junior College||Paris|
|Sam Houston State University||Huntsville|
|Stephen F. Austin State University||Nacogdoches|
|Texas A&M University||College Station|
|Texas A&M University - Texarkana||Texarkana|
|Trinity Valley Community College||Athens & Palestine|
|Tyler Junior College||Tyler|
|University of Texas at Tyler||Tyler|
|University of Texas at Tyler Medical School||Tyler|
|University of Texas Ht Tyler Health Science Center||Tyler|
Entrance to Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas (Staff Photo)
Its campus resides on part of the homestead of Thomas Jefferson Rusk.
SFA offers more than 120 areas of study, including more than 80 undergraduate majors, nearly 60 graduate degrees, and three doctoral programs.
Enrollment is currently about 12,000 students.
On May 10, 2023, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 1055 into law making Stephen F. Austin State University officially part of The University of Texas System.
Wiley College is a private, historically black, liberal arts college in Marshall, Texas, founded in 1873 by the Methodist Episcopal Church's Bishop Isaac Wiley. The College is a faith-based Community of Learners, where scholarship and service go hand-in-hand. Its motto is "Go Forth Inspired".
Wiley College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. It offers degrees in four divisions: education, social sciences & humanities, business & technology, and scinces.
Wiley College teams, nicknamed the Wildcats, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC).
It is located at 711 Wiley Avenue in Marshall. For more information, visit the Wiley College Website
UT-Tyler Braithwaite Recital Hall in Cowan Center (Staff Photo)
The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler, or UTT) is a comprehensive institution of higher education offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UTT was founded in 1971 as Tyler State College, and renamed Texas Eastern University in 1975. It joined the University of Texas System in 1979 .
The main campus consists of 259 acres in a lovely forest setting in the east area of Tyler; other campuses are located in Palestine and Longview.
A well-known feature of the campus is the Riter Tower, an 88-foot carillon featuring 57 bells.
The enrollment at UT Tyler in the fall semester of 2019 was reported at more than 9,800 students.
Campuses of UT Tyler are also located in Palestine and Longview, as well as the UT Tyler Houston Engineering Center.
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Jarvis Christian University is an independent four year, historically black college affiliated with the Christian Church. Jarvis Christian University is an HBCU providing a church-related, liberal arts curriculum. The 1,000 acre campus is located just east of Hawkins.
The university was founded by the Disciples of Christ Church and offers student-centered support programs in both academics and spiritual worship.
The mission of the university is to prepare a diverse population of lifelong learners intellectually, socially, spiritually, and personally through providing interactive services and using varied modalities of instructional delivery.
Jarvis requires that all students take 3 semester hours of a religious course in order to graduate.
Established in 1912, the university today supports a student enrollent of over 800. Learn more by visiting the Jarvis Christian University - Official Website
Tyler Junior College
Texas College in Tyler
Texas College is an historic post-secondary institution, located in Tyler, providing a unique college experience for the students it serves.
The College was founded in 1894 by a group of ministers of the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church who were interested in offering a quality education to African American youth.
In the spring of 1984, Texas College received its original charter from the State of Texas and the teaching and learning process became a reality.
The College is an affiliate of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and has a modified open admissions policy that permits it to serve a broad-based traditional and non-traditional student clientele. The college offers 16 baccalaureate degree programs within four divisions, and features an enrollment of about 600 students.
For more information, visit the website of Texas College
Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System and has an enrollment of nearly 15,000 students from more than 60 countries around the world.
The university offers more than 100 programs of study in the most dynamic career fields leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Students graduate with relevant, job-ready skills and go on to become highly successful teachers, nurses, web developers, engineers and more.
The university, which spans 292 acres, has been nationally recognized for the quality of its core curriculum and the diversity of its student body.
For more information, visit the Lamar University Website
Baker Library at Panola College in Carthage
Panola College was established in June of 1947, and began operations the following year.
Panola College is committed to excellence in instructional programs, student services, service to community, and leadership in economic development and cultural enrichment in the multi-county region which it serves.
Students can earn degrees and certificates in 11 different fields. Popular programs include: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Health Professions and Related Programs, and Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields.
It is located at the corner of U.S. Highway 79 and Texas Highway 315 in Carthage, Texas.
Kilgore is the site of Kilgore College, a well known institution of higher education, with more than 5,000 students. Founded in 1935, it is a publicly supported, two-year, comprehensive community college offering postsecondary educational opportunities.
The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate's Degree.
In addition to preparing students for undergraduate degrees that are completed at 4-year colleges and universities, Kilgore College programs also include continuing education and workforce training. The college offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Applied Science degrees, and tech prep and certificate programs including welding, corrosion technology, and process operations.
The college is home to the world famous Kilgore Rangerettes dance and drill team, shown below.
Welcome to Aggieland!
Texas A&M University is a unique institution in the higher education landscape, recognized in many different ways for its combination of excellence, affordability, and ability to develop leaders of character who have an impact on the state, nation, and world.
It was the first public university in Texas, and one of only two flagship universities in Texas. The university has been a member of the Association of American Universities since 2001. Today, the campus in College Station covers 5,200 acres.
With its rich history in agriculture education, students are known as "Aggies", and the school is commonly called "Aggieland".
The university offers 133 undergraduate degree programs, 175 master's degree programs, 92 doctoral degree programs and 5 first professional degrees as options for study.
The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, (the Corps) is the largest, oldest and most visible student organization and leadership training program at Texas A&M University. It is one of the largest uniformed bodies of students in the nation that provides hands-on leadership experience, enhances a world-class education from Texas A&M, and directly involves cadets in the traditions that make Aggieland so different from all other schools. Today, the Corps of Cadets is made up of about 2,300 Texas A&M students.
In the fall of 2019 the enrollment at Texas A&M's main campus in College Station was 64,300, while the entire A&M System count was 69,465 students. Texas A&M is proud of its 509,000+ graduates!
While the main campus is in College Station, the Texas A&M System has other campuses in Galveston, San Antonio, Commerce, Kingsville, Corpus Christi, Texarkana and other locales.
Read more at the Official Website of Texas A&M
Texas A&M University aerial view (photo courtesy of Texas A&M)
Lamar State College Orange has a student body of approximately 2,700. Two-year academic programs are offered in business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, liberal arts, theater, natural science and sociology.
These academic programs lead to associate of science degrees and will transfer to four-year institutions for students seeking baccalaureate degrees. Thirty technical programs are available, leading to associate of applied science degrees, certificates of completion and institutional awards. Some of these degrees include process operating and industrial technology, instrumentation, and medical office.
It is located at 410 front Street in Orange. For more information, visit the Lamar State College Website