Founded in 1926, Temple College has become a truly comprehensive community college, offering an array of educational opportunities in an ongoing effort to fulfill the dreams and aspirations of its students. Experience the exceptional quality of instruction in the classroom and online, as well as the many other opportunities for enrichment through student organizations and activities, cultural and athletic events, forums and workshops, with many featuring local, state, and national leaders. Temple College enjoys an excellent academic reputation and offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as community education courses and public and corporate services. The AA degree offers the first two years of a four year degree, and the AAS degree prepares students for employment in technical careers which require only two years of higher education. The College is friendly, convenient, and economical for students residing in Central Texas. Campus activities, which enhance college life, are varied and accessible. Attending Temple College is an excellent way to adjust to college life before going to a distant senior college or to prepare for one of the four-year colleges in Bell County. Temple College is a point of access for numerous professional fields of study through its transfer curriculum leading to the Associate of Arts degree. Temple College now also offers an opportunity for its students to complete upper-level classes toward a baccalaureate degree on the Temple College campus through a partnership with Texas A&M–Central Texas, or online through an innovative partnership with Franklin University.