Temple College

2600 S 1st St 
Temple TX 76504 

(254) 298-8282

Temple College

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Temple College
Temple College logo (color).jpg
Former names
Temple Junior College
Type Community college
Established 1926 (1926)
President Dr. Glenda O. Barron
Students 5,288 (Fall 2012)[1]
Location Temple, Texas
Colors Black and gold
Nickname Leopards
Affiliations Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Northern Texas Junior College Athletic Conference

Temple College is a community college based in Temple, Texas, with regional branch campuses at other locations in Central Texas.


Temple Junior College was founded in 1926 to serve post-secondary students in eastern Bell County, Texas. Classes were originally held in the basement of the Temple High School until 1957, when the campus moved to its present location on the city's south side. Racial segregation at the college ended that same year. A separate junior college district was created in 1955 and in 1959 it acquired its own board of regents. The name of the college was changed to Temple College in 1996.[2][3]

The main campus in Temple covers about 108 acres with twenty-seven buildings, including on-campus housing.[4] Temple College has several branch campuses:

As of Fall 2012, residents within the tax-district of the cities of Temple, Hutto and Taylor pay $88 per credit hour, whereas those outside the district pay $154 per credit hour. Those outside the state pay $330 per credit hour.[5]


Notable people


  • Baseball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Women's Basketball

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