Higher Education

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Kilgore has several higher education facilities in the surrounding area to benefit academic and training needs. Within 30 miles, five different institutions provide access to future workforce. In the 12-county Labor Draw, 12 offer a variety of academic awards and workforce training courses.

Located in the heart of Kilgore, with a second campus in the region, Kilgore College is a publicly supported, two-year, comprehensive community college. It is the region’s leading provider of technical education and works closely with business and industry to develop state-of-the-art educational programs. 

KC promotes exceptional values, provides quality education at a highly competitive cost, and has an international student program that attracts students from around the world.

20
Member school district service area in Northeast Texas
138
Academic Majors
310
Employees, 22 of whom have doctoral degrees
5,500
Student Enrollment

In addition to basic academic courses for students, KC offers training in many high-demand programs and courses in high-tech fields and certificate programs.

  • Industrial Maintenance

  • Welding

  • Process Technology

  • Automotive Repair Technology

  • Auto Body Repair Technology

  • Nursing

  • Law Enforcement

  • Firefighting

  • EMT

  • Culinary Arts

  • Radiologic Technology

  • Physical Therapy

KC also has a vibrant Workforce Development-Continuing Education department that offers a wide array of courses for life-long learners and classes specifically designed for local businesses to help with specific industrial needs. 

Workforce Development Department

The Kilgore College Workforce Development Department is proud to partner with KEDC to support the following initiatives:

  • Business Retention and Expansion Projects

  • New Projects for Prospective Business

  • Business and Community, Education, and Economic Development Educational Program Initiatives

Regional Higher Education Schools

University of Texas at Tyler

A University of Texas System and is located just over 30 minutes from Kilgore. The University offers more than 80 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at their campus and enrolls more than 10,000 students.

Tyler Junior College

One of the largest community colleges in Texas, with more than 115 degree and certificate programs, plus extensive training and technical programs.

LeTourneau University

A private polytechnic university that offers degree programs in engineering, aeronautical science, business, education, nursing, psychology, theology, and the arts and sciences.

Texas State Technical College

A public community college with a nearby campus in Marshall, Texas. TSTC is the state of Texas's only public multi-campus technical college, offering associate degrees and certificates in technical skills and trades.

Name

College/University Status

Student Enrollment

Website

Kilgore College

2-Year, Public

6,231

Kilgore.edu

Jarvis Christian College

4-Year, Private

793

Jarvis.edu

East Texas Baptist University

4-Year, Private

1,148

ETBU.edu

Texas State Technical College - Marshall

2-Year, Public Vocational

993

Marshall.TSTC.edu

Wiley College

4-Year, Private

1,400

Wileyc.edu

LeTourneau University

4-Year, Private

2,300

LETU.edu

Kilgore College - Longview Campus

2-Year, Public

N/A

Kilgore.edu

UT Tyler Longview University Center

Upper 2-Year, Public

N/A

UTTyler.edu

Tyler Jr. College

2-Year, Public

11,000

TJC.edu

UT Tyler

4-Year, Public

8,036

UTTyler.edu

Panola College

2-Year, Public

2,600

Panola.edu

Northeast TX Community College

2-Year, Public

2,988

NTCC.edu