Tyler puts a high priority on educational opportunities for people of all ages. Our city is served by Tyler Junior College, Texas College and the University of Texas at Tyler. State-of-the-art fine arts performance facilities enhance university and college sponsored attractions, including, performance theatre, music and dance. The university of Texas at Tyler Distinguished Lecture Series and a wide variety of continuing education opportunities.

University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas at Tyler continues to open new doors of educational opportunities to East Texas with the admission of Freshman students, providing the opportunity for a comprehensive four-year undergraduate experience.

R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center
Opened in August 1997 an the UT Tyler campus, the Cowan Center includes the Vaughn Auditorium which provides main floor and balcony seating for 2,000. The auditorium's acoustically-tuned environment, combined with state-of-the-art lighting and technical capabilities, creates a stimulating setting for world class performance.

Vaughn Auditorium
2,000 seats. The largest venue in the Cowan Center is the Vaughn Auditorium. Its size and acoustical, lighting and technical capabilities create a setting designed to accommodate world-class performances and productions.

Tyler Junior College
Tyler Junior College, one of the oldest junior colleges in Texas, provides solid basics for freshman and sophomore students who plan to transfer to upper level colleges and universities and also offers a diversity of technical and vocational programs for students joining the highly competitive and demanding job market.

Founded in 1926, TJC's growth accelerated in the 1980's. The college's annual fall enrollment of approximately 8,000 students now exceeds that of any other single campus in Texas.

In addition, TJC is the regional leader in continuing education courses and offers training for business and industry, adult basic education and small business assistance. These services are provided through the TJC Regional Training and Development Complex.

Its wealth of quality instructors, academic programs and extracurricular offerings and community programs make Tyler Junior College like no other campus in America.

Regional Training & Development Complex
Continuing education courses, training for business and industry, adult basic education, small business start-up assistance and courses for senior citizens are available to Tyler area residents through the Regional Training & Development Complex.

Operated by Tyler Junior College, the RTDC plays an integral role in the economic and educational development of Tyler, annually serving more than 40,000 individuals.

Through Continuing Education, more than 200 non-credit classes for fun, cultural enrichment and work force preparation are offered each year. Among these are courses and trips offered through the TJC Seniors' College, an enhanced learning program for individuals 55 or older. Courses in Seniors' College meet on the TJC campus, 1400 East Fifth Street.