Founded in 1926, Temple College is one of the oldest public two-year colleges in Texas.

Achieving the dreamTemple College is one of only about 90 of the nation’s 1,200 community colleges that have achieved Leader College status through the Achieving the Dream program, a student success initiative.

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The Texas Bioscience Institute, which is run by Temple College, was one of the first STEM-focused Middle College programs in the state for high school juniors and seniors.
Full-Time Faculty 75%

Nearly 75 percent of classes at Temple College are taught by full-time faculty members.

Temple College has been a leader in online education, and many programs can be taken almost entirely online.



Graduates of the Temple College Police Academy – which is offered in partnership with the Temple Police Department – have a 100 percent pass rate on the TCOLE exam.
Since its inception, the Temple College Dental Hygiene program has a 100 percent graduate passing rate on the National Board Exam.
Students completing the Surgical Technology Program in 2016 had a 100 percent placement rate and 100 percent pass rate on the National Certification Exam.
Students completing the Temple Vocational Nursing program in 2016 had a 100 percent pass rate on their NCLEX-PN exams.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Temple College has been named one of the top 50 Ultrasound Technician Programs at 2-year colleges in the country. Students completing the program in 2016 had a 100 percent passing rate on all of their board exams and a 100 percent placement rate.
Best Ultrasound Tech Award

8th BEST

LVN Program in Texas

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Three students from Temple College have received research grants from the Texas Academy of Science:

  • Devin Garcia (2015)
  • Renee Brammer (2013)
  • Josh Huckabee (2011)

Three students from Temple College have been selected to participate in a prestigious program sponsored by the National Science Foundation known as Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).

The program provides funding for students to conduct research during the summer with faculty members at colleges across the country.

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The Temple College Dental Hygiene program received the 2017 Award of Excellence from the Texas Association of College Technical Educators (TACTE).