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Texas College
Texas College | 1894

1894, February 9 - Texas College founded
1909, June 12 - Name changed to Phillips University.  Named for Bishop Henry Phillips.
1912, May - Name reversed back to Texas College



Texas College was founded in 1894 by a group of Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) ministers who believed that education is necessary for all mankind. Established as a historically black college, Texas College is a residential, coeducational, four-year liberal arts institution awarding baccalaureate and the Associate of Arts degree. 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 instills academic excellence; encourages 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.


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