Higher Education

East Texas Baptist University

East Texas Baptist University’s legacy, beginning with the establishment of the College of Marshall 106 years ago, remains committed to Christ by meeting students where they are and propelling them to where God has called them to be. Taught by faculty pursuing excellence in Christ, students receive individualized instruction and the resources necessary to succeed. ETBU programs provide an accessible and affordable avenue for students to earn a quality, Christ-centered education. ETBU Nursing, ranked eighth in the state, consistently achieves 100% pass rates on the NCLEX and 100% of graduates receive job offers upon graduation.

ETBU now offers multiple graduate and undergraduate programs, recently adding a Bachelor of Clinical Lab Science, Master of Science in Kinesiology, Master of Education in College and University Leadership, Master of Education in School Counseling, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, and the Tiger Transfer Track Program. Students receive opportunities to apply course content outside of the classroom: service learning initiatives, student organizations, intramurals, club sports, and NCAA athletics.


Wiley College

Wiley College, founded in 1873 in Marshall, Texas, is a historically black, primarily liberal arts, residential, co-educational, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Committed to the principle of educational access, the College serves traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds who have expressed a desire and potential for learning in a Christian environment. The College, in fulfilling its basic purpose of providing a liberal arts education with a global focus, endeavors to provide an intellectually stimulating environment, promoting student competencies in communication as well as critical and analytical thinking. The College also supports spiritual, ethical, moral, and leadership development. To achieve these super ordinate goals, the College promotes an atmosphere of academic freedom and employs a faculty committed to excellence and innovation in teaching, advising, and scholarship. The faculty provides a rigorous curriculum for preparing graduates for professional or graduate studies and/or productive careers in traditional and emerging career fields. Wiley College is committed to shared governance and exemplary stewardship of its resources. The College employs innovative techniques and strategic planning in all its administrative processes, using cutting-edge technology in the delivery of services to its clientele. Acknowledging its covenant relationship with The United Methodist Church, the College affirms the ideal of social responsibility and seeks to contribute to the welfare and revitalization of its community.


Texas State Technical College – Marshall

TSTC was established 50 years ago to help create a strong Texas. At the time, Governor John Connally predicted we would become “the most sophisticated technical-vocational institute in the country.” TSTC is living true to that vision with ten campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Fort Bend County, Harlingen, Marshall, North Texas, Sweetwater, Waco and East Williamson County.


Panola College – Marshall

Panola College Marshall is an off-campus extension site of Panola College offering academic, vocational, continuing education, and grant funded classes.