Serving Temple and surrounding communities for more than 90 years
Temple College is a comprehensive community college offering an array of educational opportunities. Founded 1926, Temple College has enjoyed an excellent academic reputation for 90 years, and is nationally recognized for excellence in its programs from the visual and performing arts to competitive athletics, and has become one of the premiere institutions in the state for education and training of health care providers. The faculty and staff are committed to providing exceptional quality instruction.
Temple College is friendly, convenient and economical for students residing in Central Texas. Both day and evening classes are available at the main campus in Temple and at education centers in Hutto and Taylor. The extensive online schedule provides the convenience of classes to fit your schedule any time or any place, 24/7. The college experience is enhanced by a variety of student services ranging from open computer labs and online tutoring to the latest technology in the classroom and personal attention from faculty and staff. Other opportunities for enrichment are provided through student organizations and activities, cultural and athletic events, forums and workshops.
Attending Temple College is an excellent way to adjust to college life before transferring to a distant senior college or to prepare for one of the four-year colleges in Bell County: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton or Texas A&M University – Central Texas in Killeen. Opportunities for students to complete upper-level classes toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree are now available on the Temple College campus through a partnership with Texas A&M University – Central Texas or online through innovative partnerships with Franklin University and other distant senior colleges. View a list of partnerships here.
Whether students are looking for a certificate, Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AAS) degree, or if they just need to gain some continuing education units (CEUs), Temple College provides high-quality programs to meet those needs.
The mission of Temple College is to foster student success for our diverse community by providing quality lifelong learning and enrichment experiences that empower students to achieve their dreams and aspirations.
Learning – Temple College’s commitment to excellence in teaching and learning is foremost. Our endeavors support educational success and a lifetime of learning.
Opportunity – Temple College actively promotes education for all by providing affordable access to a variety of courses and programs through innovative and traditional approaches.
Integrity – Temple College demonstrates integrity by ethical decision making, excellent stewardship of our resources, and accountability to our constituents.
Community – Temple College cultivates collaborations that promote community partnerships, workforce development, and enrichment experiences. We foster an environment that promotes mutual respect, social responsibility, and open communication among students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Equity – Temple College creates a fair, impartial, and inclusive educational and work environment, so all individuals have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential.