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Tyler, Texas (TX) Colleges and Universities

While there are 5 schools in Tyler, there are 10 additional school located within a 50-mile radius. Read about the traditional schools in several categories, including the largest schools and those with the lowest costs, to find the school for you.

Students in the Tyler area can choose from several public and private schools with a variety of program options. By comparing these schools against each other with data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), prospective students can get a good idea about what each institution has to offer and which would best serve their academic goals.

Closest Schools to Tyler, Texas

If proximity to Tyler is something a student desires in a school, there are several 4-year and a couple of 2-year institutions to choose from. Only a few of the 4-year institutions offer graduate degree programs.

  • Tyler Junior College (located downtown)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (0.6 miles from downtown)
  • Texas College (2.6 miles from downtown)
  • Jarvis Christian College (23.6 miles from downtown)
  • Kilgore College (25.3 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Tyler, Texas

The four largest schools near Tyler are public schools, followed by several private institutions. Overall, student populations in the area vary greatly, from fewer than 100 to more than 10,000 students.

  • Tyler Junior College (11,168 students)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (8,036 students)
  • Kilgore College (5,768 students)
  • Trinity Valley Community College (4,983 students)
  • LeTourneau University (2,667 students)

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  • Agriculture
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  • Business
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  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Lowest Net Price

The NCES determines the average net cost for U.S. schools by subtracting the average amount of financial assistance that full-time undergrad students typically receive from the total cost of attendance. The net price of Tyler schools ranged from roughly $6,000 to $23,000, according to the NCES for 2014-2015.

  • Kilgore College ($5,926)
  • Jacksonville College-Main Campus ($7,003)
  • Trinity Valley Community College ($7,304)
  • Tyler Junior College ($8,494)
  • Texas College ($12,212)

Highest Graduation Rates

Most schools in the Tyler area reported by the NCES have graduation rates less than 50% for 2015. The overall graduation rates presented from the NCES reflect full-time undergraduate students who graduated within 150% of their degree program's 'normal time' (e.g., 6 years for a bachelor's degree).

  • LeTourneau University (57% graduation rate)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (41% graduation rate)
  • Jacksonville College-Main Campus (21% graduation rate)
  • Trinity Valley Community College (21% graduation rate)
  • Kilgore College (20% graduation rate)

Students who are looking for proximity to Tyler, TX, large student populations, low net price, and high graduation rates in a potential school can choose from several public and private institutions.


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