Serving Temple and surrounding communities since 1926

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Temple College is a comprehensive community college offering an array of educational opportunities. Founded 1926, Temple College has enjoyed an excellent academic reputation for more than 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 campus in Temple and classes also are available in Hutto and Taylor. Online classes provide the opportunity to learn at 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 four-year university, or to save money on the first two years of college. All courses in the core curriculum transfer to public four-year colleges in Texas. Temple College also has articulation agreements with local private colleges such as Baylor University or the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor to make sure that credits transfer. A partnership with Texas A&M University – Central Texas enables students to earn a degree in music while taking most of the classes in Temple. 

Whether students are looking for a certificate, an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree or an Associate of Applied 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.


Our Mission:

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.

Value Statements 

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.