East Texas Colleges and Universities

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.

List of East Texas Colleges and Universities

College or University Name City
Angelina College Lufkin
East Texas Baptist University Marshall
Hill College Hillsboro
Jacksonville College Jacksonville
Jarvis Christian College Hawkins
Kilgore College Kilgore
Lamar State College Orange & Port Arthur
Lamar University Beaumont
LeTourneau University Longview
Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant
Panola College Carthage
Paris Junior College Paris
Sam Houston State University Huntsville
Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches
Texarkana College Texarkana
Texas A&M University - Texarkana Texarkana
Texas College Tyler
Trinity Valley Community College Athens & Palestine
Tyler Junior College Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler Tyler
University of Texas Health Science Center Tyler
Wiley College Marshall

 

LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas
LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas

LeTourneau University is a private, interdenominational Christian university in Longview, Texas. It has programs in engineering, aeronautical science, education, nursing, psychology and business.

The main campus itself is located on the south side of Longview, two miles north of Interstate 20 (exit 595B). Most of LeTourneau .niversity's 1,400 traditional students live on campus.

Other colleges and universities located in Longview include:

  • East Texas Baptist University
  • Kilgore College-Longview
  • UT Tyler - Longview University Center
  • Vista College
  • Texas State Technical College

Stephen F. Austin University

Entrance to Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

Entrance to Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas (Staff Photo)

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) is a public university located in Nacogdoches. Founded as a teachers' college in 1923, the university was later renamed after one of Texas's founding fathers, Stephen F. Austin.

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 over 13,000 students.

Website of Stephen F. Austin University


Wiley College in Marshall

Wiley College in Marshall, Texas

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

University of Texas at Tyler

UT-Tyler Braithwaite Recital Hall in Cowan Center

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.

For more information on the University of Texas at Tyler, visit ...

University of Texas at Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler Online Program Portal

 

Jarvis Christian College

Jarvis Christian College

Jarvis Christian College is an independent four year, historically black college affiliated with the Christian Church. Jarvis Christian College is an HBCU providing a church-related, liberal arts curriculum. The 1,000 acre campus is located just east of Hawkins.

The school was founded by the Disciples of Christ Church and offers student-centered support programs in both academics and spiritual worship.

The mission of the College 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 college today supports a student enrollent of over 800. Learn more by visiting the Jrvis Christian College - Official Website


Tyler Junior College
Tyler Junior College

Established in 1926 as part of the Tyler Public School System, Tyler Junior College (TJC) provided to area residents an opportunity for higher education in a local environment. In 1946, it became a separate entity from the school system, and opened a new campus in 1948.

The TJC main campus is located on E. 5th Street (Highway 64), just east of S. Beckham Avenue.

TJC reached a new milestone in the Fall 2019 semester with an enrollment of 12,585 students.

TJC also has locations in Lindale, Jacksonville and Rusk.

For more information, visit  the website of Tyler Junior College.

 

Texas College in Tyler

Texas College in Tyler
Texas College in Tyler (Staff Photo)

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

Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas

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
Baker Library at Panola College in Carthage

Panola College

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 College

Kilgore College in East 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.

Rangerette Showcase and Museum in Kilgore, Texas


Lamar State College at Orange

Lamar State College at Orange

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

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