4-Year Universities and Colleges (within 50 miles of Athens)

Institution Location Distance Total Enrollment Public/Private
The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler 29.7 miles 9,835 Public
Texas College Tyler 29.7 miles 960 Private
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary Jacksonville 30.5 miles 174 Private
Southwestern Christian College Terrell 44.1 miles 147 Private
Jarvis Christian College Hawkins 44.4 miles 868 Private
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, 2017-2018 data


2-Year Colleges (within 50 miles of Athens)

Institution Location Distance Total Enrollment Public/Private
Trinity Valley Community College Athens 0 miles 4,738 Public
Tyler Junior College Tyler 30.2 miles 11,143 Public
Jacksonville College Jacksonville 38.5 miles 559 Private
Navarro College Corsicana 41.1 miles 9,230 Public
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, 2017-2018 data

Vocational Training

Workforce Solutions East Texas Center

Workforce Solutions East Texas Centers provide access to training, educational information, and services for employers and job seekers which include:

  • Specialized customer assessments
  • Job readiness training
  • Adult education and literacy activities
  • Programs that combine workplace training with related instruction, which may include cooperative education
  • Work Experience
  • Short-term training
  • Classroom training
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Skills upgrading and retraining
  • Customized training conducted with a commitment by an employer or group of employers to employ an individual upon successful completion of the training

Trinity Valley Community College - Continuing Education
Athens campus

Offers training in Entry Level Medical careers, Computer & Business Systems, Accounting, Electrical, Drafting and Welding.

Computer & Business Systems

  • Computer Literacy
  • Software Application Training (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Accounting Fundamentals & Quickbooks


  • Journeyman Electrician Exam Review
  • Master Electrician Exam Review

Entry Level Medical

  • Medical Nursing Assistant
  • Nurse Aide for Healthcare
  • Medication Aide
  • Medication Aide Update
  • Phlebotomy


  • (Master Gardener Certification offered in conjunction with Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension. Only offered in the fall semester.)


Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Machining Technology
  • Machining
  • CNC
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Drafting
  • Welding

Certificates & Licenses

  • Texas Nurse Aide
  • State Certification - Texas Medication Aide
  • State Certification - CPR
  • Medical/Nursing Assistant
  • Phlebotomy
  • National Healthcare careers
  • Pharmacy Technician - Certification
  • Driver Education - DPS & CDL


Source: Workforce Solutions East Texas Center, Trinity Valley Community College