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Texas College is a residential and coeducational four-year, liberal arts, historically black college awarding baccalaureate and associate degrees. It was founded in 1894 by a group of ministers interested in offering a quality education to African American youth. Texas College operates under the auspices of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The College has an “open admissions” policy that permits it to serve a broad-based traditional and non-traditional student clientele.

Its mission is to ensure that graduates experience a balanced intellectual, psycho-social, and spiritual development aimed at making them active and productive members of society. The College pursues academic excellence; instills integrity; implants perseverance; promotes social responsibility; emphasizes tolerance; and encourages community service by its students as essential anchors in fulfilling its mission in an ever-changing world.

The College recognizes the dynamic nature of the modern world and, hence, the need to integrate faith with technological and scientific advancements to improve the human condition.

To fulfill its mission, the following values are ensued:

Academic excellence— to develop a culture of curiosity and creativity that will
• challenge the frontiers of teaching/learning,
• stimulate research,
• raise the level of analytical reasoning and inquiry, and
• enable students to acquire leadership, human relations, communication, and technology skills;

Integrity— to instill the pursuit of character, honesty, and sincerity of purpose as the moral rubrics upon which the behaviors of our graduates and College family are anchored;

Perseverance— to implant diligence, enterprise, and pride in the application of skills, knowledge, and abilities developed during the course of study at Texas College;

Social responsibility— to promote in the College community a conscious awareness that we are all stewards of the resources entrusted to our care;

Tolerance— to emphasize an openness to divergent points of view, applying an eclectic approach to rational and analytical thinking; and

Community service— to encourage self-extension in service to others as the heart and soul of our educational enterprise.

All departments, administrative units, and support functions are unrelenting in implementing the strategies aimed at achieving the mission of Texas College.

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